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Presenting sponsors:

    US Dept Health and Human Services-Region II Office on Women's Health

The Heart Truth Project

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ

Corporate sponsors:

Capital Health System

Roma Bank

Public Service Electric and Gas

In-kind support:

Johanna Foods Corporation
Packet Publications
The Times
Rutgers University Camden
NJ Dept of Environmental Protection

Table and raffle sponsors

RWJ Center for Health and Wellness
Curves for Women
Dick's Sporting Goods
Lord and Taylor
Hair Cuttery
Health Magazine

Baldaseri Race Management

L&M Race Scoring. Click here for race results

Mother's Day Weekend 2006

Mercer County Park, New Jersey

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Overall First Place Woman
Jennifer Herring of King of Prussia, PA

Overall First Place Man
Willson Leiba of Trenton
Each was awarded $100.

Top Corporate Team
Curves® of Lawrenceville

Honored Guests

  • Honorary National Event Chair: Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, Director, Gender-Specific Medicine, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Honorary State Chair: Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells (absent due to illness)
  • Emcee: Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, 14th District
  • Honorary Vice Chair: Peri Nearon, Director, New Jersey Office on Women's Health
  • Starter: Honorable County Executive Brian Hughes
  • Awards: Phyllis Mangina, Women's Basketball Head Coach at Seton Hall University
  • Chair of Team Noreen for Women's Hearts: Dolores Daly


350 participants (230 Runners and walkers; 105 staff and volunteers; 15 FUN RUNS registrants) at the 3rd annual Run for Your Heart event. Clouds threatened to break at any moment. Fortunately, the weather held out and we had a successful event. With the possiblity of inclement weather and the competing forces of both Mother Nature and Mother's Day, runners and walkers entered the starting line together to begin the race. Before and after the race, participants enjoyed the Heart Project jewelry sales. Special thanks to Curves® of New Jersey for collecting used jewelry from its members, and to Lauren Stenftennagel and the Bonner Scholars of The College of New Jersey for managing the collection and cleaning and polishing the jewelry. Thanks to Fides Scalia, RN and Janie Barnayay, RN who coordinated collections of used jewelery from hospital sites and our neighbors in north and south Jersey. And thanks to jewelers who contributed:

  • Forrest Jewelers of Princeton

  • Trent Jewelers of Hamilton

  • Freedman's Jewelers of Ewing

Presenting Sponsors

  1. The Heart Truth Project and US-DHHS Region II Office on Women's Health

  2. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Corporate Sponsors

  1. Capital Health System

  2. Roma Bank

  3. PSE&G

"Special thanks to health partner, Capital Health System, for providing free health screenings and to the generous support of the NJDEP volunteers, especially Robin Heston who organized the jewelry sales and DEP volunteers. Also, thanks to Debbie Walter, Chris Maurer and Mary Lou Beyer for organizing the Children's FUN RUNS, Anna Doremus, RN, for organizing the HEART TRUTH surveys, Joanne Smith of Jazzercise for conducting the warm-ups, and Roseanne and crew for managing the children's face-painting. Finally, the post-event buffet was a welcomed treat for all. WHF is grateful to Wegmans who donated fresh oranges and bottled water, and Johanna Foods who donated delicious LaYogurt - the perfect nourishment after a 5k race. Take Care of Your Heart!"      --Bonnie Arkus

The Women's Heart Foundation is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. Founded in 1992, the organization designs and implements wellness and prevention programs to reduce the risk of heart disease and help save lives. For more information about the Women's Heart Foundation, visit www.womensheart.org, or call (609)771-9600.


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