Early this year one-year old Emily suddenly suffered multiple massive seizures and Hopatcong Police as First Responders witnessed the trauma first-hand, remain dedicated to help Emily and her family.
Hopatcong Lake Regional News had the opportunity to catch up with Hopatcong Patrolman Dan Kern, who along with Sergeant James Bianculli and two other officers has taken this well-deserved cause to heart and created this 5K Walk/Run event to help both Emily and her the family.
It all started in February of this year, when Hopatcong Police responded to an emergency call, one-year old Emily suddenly suffered multiple massive seizures caused by a still un-diagnosed neurological condition. At the time, Emily was not breathing, so the Hopatcong Police drove Emily to the Hopatcong Ambulance location to reduce the amount of time Emily would suffer before transport to the Hospital.
Afterwards, Emily spent several months in specialty hospitals and rehabs. She still needs extended medical care at home, which has caused her family to renovate their home to provide the necessary services to Emily.
The Hopatcong Police PBA 149 Efforts:
Patrolman Dan Kern as well as other officers of the Hopatcong Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 149 are putting their full effort into organizing a fundraising 5K to assist Emily's family cope financially with this unexpected obstacle.
Event Date 09-30-2017 9:30 am
Individual Price $27.50
Location Hopatcong High School
Registration: Link Here
Request for Additional Business Sponsors:
Hopatcong PBA 149 is looking for additional business sponsors. All interested businesses and individual donors should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They currently have several, but need more, for just for $150 you can have your name on the shirt for the racer and be mentioned as a sponsor of the event.
First off this race is for everyone, as you can do the race with walkers, runners, or with someone in a baby stroller. This race will be chip-timed by SpectaSport. SpectaSport which uses state-of-the-art technology and will bring results kiosks where you can view your race results immediately upon finishing. To encourage broad participation, pricing is being kept lower than the average 5K (especially for a chip-timed 5K). Online pre-registration for adults is only $25, age 10-18 just $20 and Children under 10 are $10. Free race shirt for all entries received before September 20 (kids included!)
Awards: First Overall Male, First Overall Female, plus Gender-Specific age group awards for 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (Note: Runners must finish in 37 minutes or less to be eligible for awards ceremony. Participants finishing after 37 minutes will still be timed and will still receive a finish placing.)
Who is the PBA 149?
Since the inception, members of the Hopatcong PBA 149 have been serving and protecting residents of Hopatcong, helping build stronger community relations. In many cases this PBA assists residents in need within our community.
It is the hope of the Hopatcong PBA 149 that his event turns into an annual event to help the people that they protect and serve.