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Sax Macy Fromm Foundation to Present Second Annual ‘The 4 Miler at Garret Mountain' to Benefit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

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Updated on Jul 10, 2013

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - July 10, 2013 - Runners and walkers take your mark and get ready for one of the most scenic charity runs in New Jersey. The second annual "The 4 Miler at Garret Mountain" is taking place on Sept. 7, 2013 at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park. The race event, sponsored by the Sax Macy Fromm (SMF) Foundation, will benefit the Child Life Department at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital.

The 568-acre recreational Garret Mountain Reservation, an area landmark overlooking Route 80 in Woodland Park, is located at 288 Rifle Camp Road. This year's 4 Miler event will feature a 4-mile run on a scenic USA Track and Field Certified double loop race course as well as a 1.5-mile trail walk. Kids' dashes, with distances ranging from 25 to 200 yards, will be held for youngsters ages 2 to 11. Race day entertainment includes a live DJ, random prize drawings, a variety of children's activities and post-race refreshments. In addition, custom technical t-shirts will be provided to participants while supplies last.

The accounting firm of Sax Macy Fromm, based in Clifton, N.J., established the SMF Foundation to give back to the community. The Foundation once again will be absorbing all expenses associated with the 4 Miler in order to donate 100 percent of the proceeds raised through sponsors directly to St. Joseph's Child Life Department. The department is a crucial resource in helping to ease the stress and anxiety of pediatric patients and their families during illness and hospitalization.

"As a company we are committed to giving back to the local community through both volunteerism and monetary support," explained Robert Paz, managing director of Sax Macy Fromm. "We were thrilled with the success of last year's inaugural event, which raised about $43,000 for St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department. It is our hope that this year's race will draw even more participants and support from generous sponsors."

Corporations, foundations and individuals are being sought to join the initial group of sponsors. Those interested in sponsorship packages can contact Danielle Atkinson at [email protected] or (973) 472-6250 for more information. Or visit http://www.smf-cpa.com/Events.aspx.

Recognized for its high standard of quality responsive and compassionate pediatric care, St. Joseph's is a state-designated children's hospital offering a broad spectrum of services for patients from birth to 21 years of age and their families. Reliant solely on private program support, Child Life Department staff members provide a wide variety of programs including medical play; pet, music and art therapy; and celebratory activities, among others.

4-Miler Kickoff at 9 a.m.

The first event on Sept. 7, the 4-mile run, will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a trail walk at 9:10 a.m. and kids' dashes at 10:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female winners, as well as to winners in the 4 Miler age groups. All participating youngsters will receive finishing ribbons.

Pre-registration for participants through Sept. 2 is $23 ($20 for USATF members). After Sept. 2 and on race day, registration is $25. To register for the event, which will be held rain or shine, visit www.raceforum.com/garret.

About Sax Macy Fromm

For more than 50 years, Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC has been the tri-state area's leader in accounting and consulting services. Specializing in small and medium-size businesses, SMF is one of the largest single-office accounting and business consulting firms in the area. The Sax Macy Fromm Foundation was formed in 2006. This organization was established to give back to the community that has been instrumental to SMF's growth and success. SMF has created an environment where partners and employees embrace volunteerism, and promote compassion, teamwork and work/life balance. Each year the SMF Foundation makes annual contributions to community-based non-profit organizations that provide a measure of impact in the greater Clifton/Passaic region.
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