Bedford Row kids get sporting chance

first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement WhatsApp Email FAI Announce New Broadcast Deals for Three Senior Leagues JOHN Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), was in Limerick this week to present tickets to parents and staff of the Bedford Row Family Project for the Republic of Ireland v Serbia match, which took place in Dublin last night.Delaney visited Bedford Row on Tuesday, where he commended the work of volunteers involved in community and sports groups in Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “We do a lot of community work and that’s very important to us. If you’re building a house you build the foundations first and the chimney is at the top of the house.“Declan Considine [FAI development officer for Limerick] is working with Bedford Row who do tremendous work for the kids. One guy spoke to me about his child being on this project and he told me about the boy’s enthusiasm for going to the Aviva.“If you’re rowing a boat and you’re rowing on your own it takes a long time. If you row against each other you don’t get there, but if you work together on the same mission you can achieve a lot.”Mr Considine has been working closely with the Bedford Row Family Project in his role with the FAI and he spoke of the importance of sport in giving children a positive social engagement.“I’d like to say a huge thanks to John Delaney for making people’s dreams come true. This can help to put them on the right road.“As a young lad I was touch and go what way I’d turn out; my love of sport kept me level headed. Also, without the support of FAI Regional Manager Tom O’Shea I wouldn’t be here.”Project leader Larry de Cléir said that the enthusiasm and dedication of Mr Considine made it possible for the group to get tickets to the Ireland match. He added that members of the Bedford Row Family Project are striving to display positive aspects of the prison service.“We have been looking forward to getting tickets for a long time and that was made possible through our relationship with Declan Considine and through the generosity of the FAI and the regeneration project for enabling football in children’s groups. A person who is enthusiastic will make an impact on children and Declan is very enthusiastic.“Ours is a unique project in that we are not confined to one community. You might usually associate prisons with kicking people away but we know another side to the prison service.” Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img Linkedin Previous articleRare white tailed eagle found shotNext articleJP commits €40m in Mid West funding Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. NewsLocal NewsBedford Row kids get sporting chanceBy Liam Togher – March 6, 2014 832 TAGSBedford RowBedford Row Family ProjectDeclan ConsidineFAIfeaturedIreland v SerbiaJohn DelaneyLarry de CleirMusic LimericksoccerTom O’Shea FAI confirm Ireland Summer friendlies Treaty Finish Pre-Season on a high ahead of Opening Day Clash with Bray LISTEN: Stephen Hunt Reviews Ireland Vs Serbia FAI CEO admits ‘video-gate’ was a factor in Damien Duff’s departure last_img read more

Chesterton’s future in balance

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ATHLETICS: EMILY CROKE SHOWS HER CLASS AGAIN TO WIN U14 SHOT PUTT TITLE

first_imgROSSES AC NEWS:Another great result for the Rosses and Gweedore athletes in the orange vests. The club picked up 2 Golds , 1 Sliver and 2 Bronze. A great show of strength, speed and talent by the club athletes and a word of thanks to all the parents who made the trip to support and also to the club JUMP coaches – Aidan and Derek Gillespie for their time and effort. Great performances and well done to all our athletes who competed. A word of thanks also to the parents who travelled and a nice reward for coaches Anne Green, Sean McGinley, Fergal McGee who also travelled.RESULTSU.12 Boys Shot PuttJordan Gallagher , Acres NS gave a good showing at his first throw event of the season with a Bronze medal. More good things to come from this young man.U.14 Girls Shot PuttEmilly Croke, Roshine NS showed her class yet again to take the Gold medal. Another one for the collection and it’s only February. U.14 Girls Long JumpLeah NicGhairbhigh , PSG added to her Day 1 medal with a PB 4.40m jump to take Silver. Onwards and upwards for this talented lady.Emma Brown , PSG also competed at long jump today for the very first time and gave an impressive jump of 3.69m. A decent jump to build on into the future. Watch this space!U.14 Boys High JumpPatrick Marry , RCS was on show for the second day at these Ulsters. With a jump of 1.35m he took home the Bronze medal. Keep up the good work.U.17 Girls TriplejumpFodhla McFadden, PSG added to her impressive Bronze at the All Ireland Juniors this season with a class display of jumping taking Gold with a 10.49m jump. Only a matter of time until the 11m mark is smashed by this young talented athlete.Super performances all round by all the Rosses & Gweedore athletes that took part in the Ulster Indoor Champ’s in Magherfelt . There was a total of 5 Individual Ulster medals with Two relay teams also taking the podium spots gaining a silver and bronze..Field Results: U12 Girls:Amber Gallagher took Gold in the U12 ShotMaeve Boyle picked up a bronze in the U12 Shot.Chloe McCole threw a good 3.68m, in a new event for her. U14 Boys:Patrick Marry showed fine early season form in the long jump as well as the sprint and set a marker for himself for the outdoor season.U17 Boys:Thomas Marry took Silver in the Shot.Track Results:U12 Girls:Aoife McGee taking silver in the 60m U12.U13 Girls:Amy Green ran a fantastic early season time of 2.14min in the 600m.U14 Girls:Leah McGarvey took 4th in the U14 60MU15 GirlsEmma Brown took bronze in the U15 60M.U15 Boys:Johnson Bangora was 5th in the U15 60MCianan Gallagher was 6th in the U15 60MJoe Sharkey ran a good 8.57sec in the U15 60m and had a good battle withKyle Doohan who ran 8.59sec.                                                                                       U16 Boys;John Boyle ran a good early season time in the U16 60MRelay Medals:U15 Boys Relay were 2nd. (Johnson Bangora, Cianan Gallagher, Kyle Doohan, Joe Sharkey) receiving silver.U15 Girls Relay were 3rd.( Emma Brown, Leah NicGhairbhigh, Emma Doherty, Shannon McCready)Reminder that registration is now due prices for 2016 are as follows adult 20,1st child 15 euro 2nd child 15 euro 3rd child 10 euro family 40 euro. Registration starts from the calender year ( january-December) and must be renewed each january.Sportshall continues in RCS gym , Dungloe .First group is from 5.45pm to 6.45 for athletes born 2006-2007-2008 with coaches Leanne Sharkey, Emer Mc Gee and Grace Garvie. second session is from 6.45pm-7.45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley . fee is euro 2.Sporthall continues in gweedore mondays from 6pm-7pm with coaches Brendan Mc Bride Anne Harkin, Leah mc Geever ,fergal mc gee and  Noreen mc gee.Adult training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays in the estate Gweedore starting at 7pm meeting at Euroflex. All levels of athletes welcome.ATHLETICS: EMILY CROKE SHOWS HER CLASS AGAIN TO WIN U14 SHOT PUTT TITLE was last modified: February 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:athleticsROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Ohio shines in National FFA Proficiency competition

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Ohio FFA had an extremely impressive showing in the 2019 National Proficiency competition at the National FFA Convention with state-record setting 27 finalists. Six Ohio FFA members came out on top.   Diversified Agricultural Production – Jacob Wuebker, Versailles Dairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Rachel Sherman, Big Walnut-DACC Diversified Crop Production-Placement – Justin Scott, Indian Valley Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement – Andy Holscher, Upper Valley CC Dairy Production-Placement – Joanna Frankenberg, New Bremen Fruit Production – Austin Dotterer, SmithvilleInterviews with Ohio’s National Proficiency Award winners Rachel Sherman | Dairy Production – Entrepreneurship Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NationalFFA_RachelSherman.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jacob Wuebker | Diversified Agricultural Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NaitonalFFA_JacobWuebker.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Justin Scott | Diversified Crop Production – Placement Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NaitonalFFA_JustinScott.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Austin Dotterer | Fruit Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NationalFFA_AustinDotterer.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Joanna Frankenberg | Dairy Production – Placement Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NationalFFA_Proficiency_JoannaFrankenberg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Andy Holscher | Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/20191101_NationalFFA_Proficiency_AndyHolscher.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Tiny House Jamboree Draws 40,000

first_imgSaving money is key, but life can be hardMaine’s National Public Radio affiliate recently aired a report on Mainers living in tiny houses, including one couple who found it was cheaper to build a tiny house than it was to buy and renovate an old home. Their $75,000 mortgage covered the land, building, and all site work.Ben and Sarina Speed of Franklin, Maine, lived with their two home-schooled children in a house measuring just 640 square feet, but then expanded it to about 1,000 square feet when it proved too cramped.“We’re home for huge chunks of the day and we need to play and do our projects and not be right in each others’ faces all the time,” Sarina Speed told MPBN. “I think if I had designed the house slightly differently back when we first built it I wouldn’t necessarily have to add on. But hindsight is 20/20.”Jake Ryan, a Portland, Maine, architect, gave up living in a tiny house for another reason — missing a sense of community.“I moved out of my tiny house because it was lonely,” he said. “And I missed people. You know, ‘hermit poet’ only lasts so long.” Lots of people are just plain curiousWriting in The New Yorker, Vauhini Vara said that she expected to find thousands of “rabid” evangelists for the tiny-house movement when she attended the jamboree.“Instead, I found that many of the tens of thousands of people at the jamboree were like me: curiosity-seekers who live in normal-sized houses or apartments and were there, it seemed, mostly to reinforce their own sense that living in tiny houses was sort of weird,” she wrote.Vara toured a 173-square-foot home designed to house a family of four. In the main room, there was a Murphy bed that retracted into a wall when not in use and another bed in a loft reached by a ladder. Salespeople and builders were enthusiastic, but Vara also touched on two challenges for tiny houses.One is that many local jurisdictions don’t allow them as permanent living quarters because they are on wheels, and are thus considered to be RVs, or because they don’t meet certain provisions of local building codes.Just as challenging is a cultural bias in favor of bigger dwellings. In another New Yorker article in 2011, Alec Wilkinson said the rise of the tiny-house movement was based in part on the rhetoric that big houses were wasteful “debtors’ prisons” while little houses were “luxurious” because their owners could live there debt-free and spend more time enjoying themselves.But, Vara points out, once the U.S. economy began to recover, the size of newly built houses started to go up again. Nearly half of all single-family homes built last year had four or more bedrooms, while the median size was 2,453 square feet. Nearly 40,000 people turned up for the first ever Tiny House Jamboree earlier this month in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a taste of what it would be like to live in a house with a footprint no bigger than 400 square feet.9News, a Colorado NBC affiliate, reported that visitors represented all 50 states and 10 countries. The three-day weekend festival also drew 22 professional builders who specialize in these diminutive designs.Long lines queued up at houses as small as 100 square feet as people waited their turns to get into buildings big enough for only two or three at a time.Interest seems to be growing in the tiny house movement, either because buyers want something less expensive than a conventionally sized home or because tiny houses are more attractive environmentally. Appearances by tiny house advocates on Oprah, CNN, and HGTV shows have helped spread the word.“In the last couple of years there has been a big uptick in the idea of just being free,” said Lane Van Horn, a tiny house builder with Stoke Collective. “There’s been a really big shift to just smaller, more simple living.”Shedding unnecessary possessions is another draw, but Van Horn admitted the lifestyle isn’t for everyone.“It’s not as easy as just shifting places,” he told the television station. “It’s a whole lifestyle shift. It’s the whole idea of choosing what you do need and what you don’t need to survive.”last_img read more

The 5 Ways IoT Is About to Change Healthcare as We Know It

first_imgTrends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts Frank Landman Follow the Puck The internet-of-things (IoT) is about to take over the healthcare industry. By the end of this year, there will be more than 23 billion connected devices, with that number set to grow to more than 75 billion by the end of 2025. While many of these devices will be used to toast your bread to the perfect level of doneness, or give your drone a full onboard GPS navigation system, the remainder are going to have vital roles to fill—and may even save lives.The healthcare industry as we know it is about to undergo an evolution, the likes of which we’ve never seen, and we’re all destined for better care because of it.The Most Important ChangesThese are some of the most important ways IoT could change healthcare for the better:1. Training. Doctors, nurses, and medical students will be equipped with advanced healthcare training devices, which can give them real-time feedback, and mimic patient symptoms. The sophistication and widespread availability of these devices will make it easier to train new medical professionals over vast distances, and may even be able to self-guide them toward a more complete education.2. Remote patient monitoring. IoT will also revolutionize remote patient monitoring, especially for patients who have medical devices to manage. For example, IoT could make it simpler and easier to check your blood sugar on a regular basis, or could tell you when your blood pressure is rising above normal. Connected devices could send this feedback, in real-time, to your primary care physician, who may be able to take intervening action faster than ever. When applied to patients at risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits become even clearer.3. Preventative care. The least expensive and most effective way to get healthcare is gradually, during the times when you don’t think you need it. Preventative medicine is underrated and frequently neglected by people who don’t believe they need regular checkups. IoT could make those regular checkups more convenient, and could even make them a part of everyday life; imagine having a device that could proactively monitor your vitals, and tell you exactly when you need to seek further care.4. Workflow optimization. Medical professionals are also looking forward to IoT’s ability to control workflow optimization. This may not mean much to you as a patient, but ultimately, it’s going to result in better care. Nurses, doctors, and patients may all walk around with RFID bracelets, with a centralized system that indicates who’s supposed to be where and when. Doctors will see you faster, and there will be fewer opportunities for confusion.5. Inventory management. Though not the sexiest application, IoT will also be important in inventory management. Hospitals and doctor’s offices often contain controlled substances, medications, and other important equipment; using IoT tech can help keep track of all these important items, and ensure they aren’t being used for the wrong patient or falling into the wrong hands.The ObstaclesMany of these applications already have prototypes or early models in circulation, so what’s stopping IoT from truly taking off in healthcare?Pace. The healthcare industry isn’t well-known for its ability to adopt new technology quickly. In fact, your local hospital may still be using computers from the 90s. Slow adoption will prevent IoT from taking off as quickly as it otherwise could.Cost. New technology costs lots of money, which some hospitals won’t be willing to provide—especially with a constant stream of new, more cost-efficient generations on the horizon. Worse, hospitals that adopt this new technology may start charging even more exorbitant prices to make up the difference.Security. One of the biggest concerns is security. If you have a connected device controlling some important biological function in your body, and someone seizes control of it, you could be held hostage by a cybercriminal. Your personal data may also be at stake here.Training. Learning to use IoT devices ethically and appropriately is going to require weeks, if not months of new training for doctors, nurses, and other admin staff who are already overworked.Unfortunately, these obstacles have the power to hold back the growth of healthcare IoT for years to come. But as we figure them out, we’ll start to see the gradual introduction of devices, processes, and systems that can increase our lifespans and the quality of our care.center_img Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

TNT dismantles Ginebra, gets spot in top 4

first_imgRead Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESTNT secured a spot in the top four after handing Barangay Ginebra its worst beating under Tim Cone, 121-92, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Glen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro uncorked 12 3-pointers combined with the fiery import unleashing a flurry in the third quarter, where the KaTropa took the air out of the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Ginebra just couldn’t figure out how to slow down not only Rice and Castro but the entire TNT side, which also has the likes of Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario and Kelly Williams stepping up.Rice exploded for 36 points on top of nine rebounds while Castro had 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field that went with four rebounds and seven assists.Justin Brownlee scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the Kings, who have held the top spot early in the conference but could still fall to as low as fifth place depending on the outcome of the last day of eliminations on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We’ve always talked about everybody pitching in for us to be successful every game. I think today players were really focused on the task and they were all ready to contribute today,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad became the first team to clinch a twice-to-beat advantage.“It really helped us that we shot really, really well especially in the three-point area. When you shoot that way you really have a good chance winning ball games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRice couldn’t miss in the third quarter. He hit four triples in a row in just a span of one minute and 36 seconds to stretch TNT’s lead to 20, 83-63, with 4:25 left.TNT, which rose to 8-3, shot 17-of-40 from long range, hitting 10 triples in the second half. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PVL men’s: Ateneo wins 6th straight at expense of La Salle LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Chooks-to-Go falls to Petrochimi, faces Blatche-led China in QF

first_imgMOST READ View comments Warren unfurled 12 of his 30 points in the killer second quarter, while Sajjad Mashayekhi got 15 markers, six rebounds, and five dimes.Behnam Yakhchali also chimed in 12 markers, six boards, and three assists, while national team veteran Arsalan Kazemi contributed nine markers and 18 rebounds in the resounding win.The Scores:PETROCHIMI 87 – Warren 30, Mashayekhi 15, Yakhchali 12, Kazemi 9, Davarpanah 8, Niktash 5, Zakeri 4, Mirzaeitalarposhti 2, Sahakian 2, Bahramzad 0.CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 66 – Austin 20, Ravena 20, Torres 9, Jero. Teng 5, Revilla 4, Manuel 3, Jeri. Teng 3, Vosotros 2, Cruz 0, Jose 0, Tamsi 0.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isaiah Austin paced Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks, while Ravena got 20 markers, five boards, and three assists in the defeat.Norbert Torres added nine points and four rebounds for the Filipinos, who failed to sustain their hot shooting from their game against Mono Vampire last Sunday and only drilled four of their 19 shots from three this time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChooks-to-Go lost hold of the game in the second quarter when Willie Warren anchored Petrochimi’s 27-point outburst to grab a 43-29 halftime lead that ballooned to as high as 21, 57-36, with 3:57 left in the third frame.Austin and Ravena kept the fight going for Chooks, cutting the deficit to as low as 10, 66-56, with 6:54 remaining in the game, but the Iranians answered with a 14-0 blast to regain the 24-point advantage, 80-56 with 3:36 remaining capped off by a pair of free throws from Saeid Davarpanah. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Quarters: 16-14, 43-29, 61-45, 87-66. Isaiah Austin. Photo from Fiba.comWith its Iranian foes imposing their height advantage, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas fell to Petrochimi, 87-66, Tuesday in the 2017 Fiba Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China.The Philippines dropped to 2-2 at third place in Group A, putting them in a collision course against Andray Blatche and his Chinese ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the quarterfinals on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Star ousts NLEX, enters semis Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

Eli Manning Headlines Tackle Kids Cancer All Stars Event

first_imgMore than 500 youth and community groups joined stars from the world of sports to celebrate raising more than $250,000 as part of “Eli’s Challenge,” a campaign led by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford NJ over the weekend.NBC4 New York Sports Anchor Bruce Beck talks with Eli Manning about the importance of the Tackle Kids Cancer ProgramThe campaign is part of the Tackle Kids Cancer Program, which raises money for critical research and programs at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.Emcee and NBC4 New York Sports Anchor Bruce Beck, Giants Legend Shaun O’Hara, Knicks Legend John Starks and New York Red Bulls Goalie Luis Robles joined Manning in paying tribute to community groups that demonstrated extraordinary effort and creativity with their fundraising programs, which ranged from car washes to bake sales.“It is truly inspiring to see how many community groups held bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers for this cause, and I want to challenge more of them to join our team,” said Manning, who pledged to match the first $100,000 in fundraising from local community groups – which they exceeded in just a few short months.Five of the most innovative, creative and successful fundraising campaigns created by kids and community groups were honored, resulting in a check for $250,000 from “Eli’s Challenge” to the Tackle Kids Cancer program, which benefitted from the New York Giants support.“We value our relationship with Hackensack University Medical Center and are honored to be part of Tackle Kids Cancer. The work that is done by the Children’s Cancer Institute and those who have contributed to Tackle Kids Cancer has served as an inspiration to Eli and all of us,” said Allison Stangeby, vice president of Community and Corporate Relations. “We are proud of Eli’s work in our community and his selfless support of the Children’s Cancer Institute.”The event was part of NBC4 Telemundo Health Expo, Presented by Quest Diagnostics, which is held annually at MetLife Stadium welcoming a wide range of healthy lifestyle exhibits, as well as free health tests and screenings.“The Foundation is proud of the partnership we have with the New York Giants and its players,” said Jon M. Fitzgerald, president of Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. “Eli Manning’s commitment to Tackle Kids Cancer has extended far beyond what we could have imagined. Not only has he volunteered to be the face of our campaign, but he has made numerous visits with the children, families and health care team at our Children’s Cancer Institute. With Eli’s Challenge, he has taken his role as champion of this cause to higher level, and we could not have raised more than $4 million for our Tackle Kids Cancer initiative without his support.”The Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center consists of dedicated clinicians and researchers specializing in pediatric cancer. With more than 100 active oncology and transplant clinical trials currently open, it is leading the charge to cure childhood cancer. “While extremely rare, pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children in the U.S.,” said Stephen Percy, M.D., interim chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. “Every dollar received through the Tackle Kids Cancer campaign will support our most important programs and research.”last_img read more