November 25, 2013 -- The Big Game 5K Committee today announced that The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood (N.J.) was named the first Platinum sponsor of the inaugural Big Game 5K race, a lead in to the Big Game at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The event will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus. Proceeds from the Big Game 5K will benefit several area non-profit organizations throughout the N.Y./N.J. metropolitan area.
”We are thrilled to be partnering with so many area non-profits for the inaugural Big Game 5K,” said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System. “When area businesses and charities pool their efforts, that impact is amplified and it makes us all better community partners. As one of the event’s primary sponsors, Valley Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of services in our community. We recognize and applaud the critical work of the other non-profits involved in this great event.”
Sponsorships for the Big Game5K are available by contacting Bruce Silberman at 973-202-0400.
Interested participants in the Big Game 5K can register at (www.raceforum.com/biggame5k) and get more information about the Big Game 5K on the event web site (www.thebiggame5k.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/biggame5k) and on Twitter (@biggame5k).
Expected to draw more than a thousand participants, The Big Game 5K is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. For the $25 entry fee, each participant will receive a t-shirt, a medal and a swag bag. The Big Game 5K is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on a timed course in the mall parking lot. In addition, starting at 9:30 a.m., a one-mile leisure walk will get underway inside the mall. Immediately following the 5K run there will be an award ceremony, followed by live music and a tailgate party.
Organized by The Big Game 5K Committee, the event was developed as a fun event to raise funds for local charities and non-profit organizations. Among the organizations on the committee are the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Children’s Aid and Family Services, Adler Aphasia Center, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bergen County, Hawthorne and Northwest, N.J., and Heroes and Cool Kids.
About The Big Game 5K Committee
The Big Game 5K Committee is a partnership of individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations working together to make a greater impact on our community.
About Valley hospital
The Valley Hospital, a 451-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Ridgewood, NJ, is part of Valley Health System, which also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group. Valley is an affiliate of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. These include 10 consecutive recognitions for service excellence by J.D. Power and Associates for inpatient care and four awards for patient safety and quality care from the Leapfrog Group, which has ranked Valley among the top hospitals in the nation. Valley has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for cardiac surgery and orthopedic surgery. Valley has also been honored three times with “Magnet” designation – the nursing profession’s highest honor. Key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics, and neurosciences.
For more information please visit www.ValleyHealth.com.