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|Mayor's Day 5K Run/Walk||
Fast USATF certified course through Union Township, NJ ChronoTrack Chip timing. Chip start, chip finish. Sign up online and save! For those 18 and under, the entry fee will be $10, not the listed fee. Race Day registration will be available at race site.
A portion of the proceeds from this years event will help to defray medical expenses for a 7 year old boy battling Cancer.for the second time.
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Meet Sabur Clark
Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the Mayor’s Day 5K goes to help a local family in need. This year, we will help defray some the medical expenses of a local family, specifically, a six-year-old Union resident named Sabur Clark who was diagnosed in November 2014 with Stage Four Rhabdomyosarcoma ( a form of childhood cancer). The Valerie Fund at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center handles his treatment.
After receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments for about 1.5 years, he showed “no evidence of disease” in February, 2016, and was taken off of treatment. Unfortunately, within a few months tumors began to grow and the original diagnosis was reinstated. The youngster had just started kindergarten in Union and was so excited about attending that his doctors worked to find a treatment plan that would not interfere too much with his schooling and other activities. St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital provided a treatment plan to The Valerie Fund that enabled him to continue attending school.
In April of this year, the youngster endured unexpected tumor removal surgery and was taken out of school for six weeks. He surprised and amazed his doctors who had told him that he would not be able to return to school until September of 2018, but he did return and is supported and loved by his school family. He is currently on maintenance chemotherapy.
We thank Mayor Suzette Cavadas for sharing Sabur’s story with us. We encourage our wonderful community to come out and show their support! For information on the 5K and the Kids’ Run, please go to www.unionchamber.com. To register, go to www.runsignup.com and go to Mayor’s Day 5K. You can run, walk or sponsor!
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