Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Millburn Community Training 2013 is ready for registration!
Thursday, February 7
The Danielle Brender Fund, Inc. sponsors Adult CPR/AED training in conjunction with the Red Cross every year in memory of their 11 year old daughter, Danielle, who died suddenly on April 15, 2000. Danielle, who was then a 5th grader at South Mountain School, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest which was caused by an undiagnosed cardiac disorder called Long QT Syndrome. This year's training is scheduled for this Sunday, February 10th, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 PM at Millburn High School. The cost is $20 and registration is required. A complimentary breakfast will be served. Please scroll down to use the DEEPLINK provided to register for this life-saving course. Registration closes Thursday at 11:59 p.m. To register please call 1-800-RED-…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
This site allows people to tell family and friends they are safe.
Following Hurricane Sandy, it can be tough to reach all of your friends and family to let them know that you're OK. The American Red Cross has a "Safe and Well" registry that can help spread the word. You can go to the site and enter your information, and confirm that you're "safe and well." Then, friends and family can also go to the site and search for your name. Here are instructions from the Red Cross site: Register Yourself as “Safe and Well” Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site. Search for Loved Ones Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Millburn Red Cross Club is sponsoring a blood drive for the public on Wednesday
The Millburn High School Red Cross Club will be sponsoring its second annual blood drive tomorrow, Feb. 29th in the new gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive is sponsored in collaboration with the Red Cross of Millburn. It is open to all students 16 years old and older as well the public. Attached is the sign up sheet that contains more info. First-time donors that are 16 years old are required to bring a parent guardian. If neither parent can attend, a parent must call school nurse Leora Wiener (973-564-7138) or Red Cross Club advisor Josephine Savino (973-564-7130 x460) to make alternate arrangements. These parents are encouraged to call before tomorrow. For more information about the blood drive, email the club …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Talking to kids about disasters and tragedies.
A large tsunami hit the Japanese coast after the northern part of the country was rocked by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake early Friday morning. There have been at least 50 aftershock quakes. More than 1,200 people are reported missing or dead in the coastal area of Sendai where the tsunami hit. Additional tsunamis have hit the U.S. West Coast with several coastline areas and the Hawaiian islands evacuating residents to higher ground. In the days t0 come there will be extensive coverage of this disaster, and many of us may have family and friends directly affected by these events. As a parent, I struggle with what to tell my kids about tragedies, and natural disasters. Sadly, there have been many natural and man-made disasters in their …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The Danielle Brender Fund and the American Red Cross educate the public about life-saving techniques and Long QT Syndrome.
Nearly 150 people showed up Sunday at Millburn High School to receive training and become certified in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. “We offer this free CPR/AED course every year,” said Sharon Brender. “The training is always done on a day during the month of February. That's when my daughter was born.” Danielle Brender, who was the 11-year-old daughter of Sharon and her husband Avi, died suddenly in 2000. Danielle went into cardiac arrest as a result of the Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), which is a genetic abnormality of the heart’s electrical system. During Sunday’s training sessions, which were done in conjunction with the Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross, participants learned early …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Brender Fund sponsors the free Red Cross training.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A Millburn-Short Hills family has taken its tragedy and turned it into an education for others in the community. The lives of Avi and Sharon Brender were forever altered on April 15, 2000, when their 11-year-old daughter Danielle died of sudden cardiac arrest while drawing angels at a neighbor’s kitchen table. The picture of health, Danielle, had died of an undetected genetic heart defect called Long QT Syndrome, a cardiac disorder that usually isn’t detected during a routine medical exam, according to a Red Cross press release. Had it been discovered, Danielle could have been easily treated with medication. Had an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) been available to Danielle, the Brenders believe their daughter would still be with …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Nearly 300 runners took part in the race that raises money for the local chapter
John Hogan, 45, led the way for the men on Sunday morning in the annual Red Cross 5K Run/Walk for Life as he paced the field of 287 runners clocking in with a time of 17:12. The Washington Township resident was followed in order by Alex Cabe (Berkeley Heights), Noel Vega (Somerville), Joseph Martinelli (Branchburg) and Mark Nocito (Little Falls) to round out the top five. The full results can be found by clicking here. "It was a good but challenging course," said the victorious Hogan, "I was in third or fourth place for most of the race. I took the lead around the two-mile mark and fortunately I was able to hold on." The top female finisher was 37-year-old Jersey City resident Zsuzsanna Carlson, who came in 29th place overall with a time …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The run raises money for the Red Cross and its programs.
Running through South Mountain Reservation might not be the first person think to do in December, but that's what hundreds of people will do on Sunday. And they'll be doing it to raise money for the Red Cross. The Millburn-Short Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding its annual 5K Run/Walk for Life on Sunday at 10 a.m. A children's fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 and is being handled by the Sneaker Factory. The race starts at the Millburn Public Library. The race is rain or shine. "If you're a runner, it's a very scenic run," said Annette Romano, Red Cross health and safety director. The race runs up Brookside Drive nearly to South Orange Avenue and back. Plus the race is timed as part of the NJ Grand Prix …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The PTO held its annual Thanksgiving food drive for families in Millburn
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Dear Editor: Thanks to the generosity of our elementary school families the Thanksgiving holiday was a great deal happier for many families. More than 50 Thanksgiving "baskets," decorated by the students and containing more than enough food for the holiday meal, a ShopRite Gift Card and a certificate for a turkey were prepared under the guidance of Lynn Linczyc, PTO Community Outreach chair, and several PTO representatives. Firefighter James Boyle coordinated the delivery of the bundles by off-duty firefighters who so generously donated their time and strength to complete the deliveries. We extend our sincere thanks to Ms. Linczyc and the schools' PTO representatives, who take on this monumental event each year and make it look easy; …