2014-09-01 / Health

Star athletes visit patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center


Members of the professional NJ/NY Track Club visited The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in conjunction with the annual Belmar Chase. Members of the professional NJ/NY Track Club visited The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in conjunction with the annual Belmar Chase. Pediatric patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, received a special visit recently when members of the N.J./N.Y.Track Club, a professional track and field team comprised of postgraduate runners, stopped by the hospital to bring smiles to children. Among the visitors were athletes Travis Mahoney of Old Bridge and Lauren Penney of Highland Park, winner among women competing in the Belmar Chase.

Sponsored by Barnabas Health, the state’s largest health care delivery system, the annual Belmar Chase 5K was held on Aug. 9, bringing together more than 1,200 runners, including a group of New Jersey politicians and an Olympian.A Kids Chase, a series of non-scored races for kids, was held onAug. 8 on the beach in Belmar. Each age group from 2 to 14 had its own heats, and there were competitive races for 9- and 10-year-old boys and girls that crowned the Fastest Boy in Belmar and the Fastest Girl in Belmar.

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