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Nov
2019
Our 4th annual Life Guard 5K Run/Walk for Charity was a great success. Thanks to our fundraising teams, donors, and sponsors, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $30,000 by more than $5,000! Congratulations to the top finishers in the 2019 Life Guard 5K. This year's race featured the fastest time in Life Guard 5K history – with Ron Haney completing the course in a blistering 19 minutes, 22 seconds! MALE 1. Ron Haney (19:22) 2. Brian Allman (21:06) FEMALE 1. Sarah Chin (21:18) 2.... More
Oct
2019
Thanks to your donations and support, Life Guard helped more than 10 local families in need this year (2019). Some highlights include: We paid numerous mortgage payments for a local family whose husband/father passed away. Life Guard also purchased several food store gift cards for the family, helping to bridge the gap while the mother found employment. We helped a family from Neptune who have been struggling to make ends meet due to their triplet's ongoing and chronic medical issues.... More
May
2019
Thank you to everyone who supported our Running For Ryan fundraising campaign. Spearheaded by the tireless Tracey McGee, the campaign raised more than $12,000 to help Ryan Shaughnessy and his family in their battle against leukemia. In addition to her months-long fundraising efforts, Tracey ran and completed the 2019 Boston Marathon on April 15th to further inspire Ryan and his family.
Nov
2018
Fundraising for the 3rd annual Life Guard 5K Run/Walk for Charity surpassed our goal of $15,000 by more than $2,000! The 5K race capped off a 4-week fundraising drive to benefit Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation as participants completed our 5-kilometer course in Sea Bright, NJ on November 10, 2018. A special thanks to all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for helping make the 2018 Life Guard 5K a huge success.
Jun
2018
John Amabile at Dublin House in Red Bank, NJ
We are pleased to announce that Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation raised over $5,500 for the "From Fear to Hope" campaign. The campaign got a huge boost by our very own John Amabile, who organized and performed a charity benefit concert at Dublin House on June 6, 2018. These funds will go a long way in helping improve the living situation of a local, 26-year-old woman who suffers from a debilitating spinal condition. If you weren't able to make it to the benefit concert, please read her story... More
Nov
2016
The second annual running of the Life Guard 5K was a great success! On the brisk morning of Nov 19, 2016, 100 participants completed our 5-kilometer course in Shrewsbury, NJ. The 5K race capped off a 6-week fundraising drive to benefit Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation. A special thanks to all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for helping make the 2016 Life Guard 5K a huge success.
Sep
2016
Thanks to everyone who donated to — and shopped at — our Annual Fall Yard Sale on Sept. 10th, 2016. Your donations and support help us in our mission of providing assistance to local families in need.
Feb
2016
Thanks to our gracious donors, our online Team Andres fundraiser was a success. LGEF was able to generate over $5,400 in online donations for the family of Jennifer Andres, our friend and neighbor who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Combined with our matching donation of $2,000, the total amount raised for the Andres family was more than $7,400. Thanks again to all who contributed to help Jennifer and her family in their cancer battle.
Nov
2015
Our first annual running of the Life Guard 5K was a great success! On the brisk morning of Nov 14, 2015, a hundred runners (and walkers) completed the Life Guard 5K event course through the Autumn-drenched streets of Shrewsbury, NJ.  The running of the 2015 Life Guard 5K was the cherry-on-the-top of what was a 6-week fundraising effort to benefit Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation. Special thanks to all the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers for... More
Nov
2015
On Nov 26, Kick Dance Studios (Fair Haven, NJ) will be hosting its Black Friday Shop-n-Drop Parties at Kick Fair Haven. All proceeds will benefit Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation (LGEF). Ages 4-11 can choose from two events: Taylor Swift Dance-Off - complete with costumes and prizes  Lego Build-Off - Perfect for both boys and girls!!   To register your dancer to participate (ages 4-11), click here to sign up under special events ($25 per dancer... More
Nov
2015
Kick Dance Studios is proud to help Life Guard Ecumencial Foundation continue their yearly tradition of Thanksgiving baskets! This week,  Kick Dance is collecting food and grocery gift cards for Life Guard’s annual Thanksgiving baskets. There will be collection boxes at each Kick studio if you would like to contribute. Those interested in helping can drop items off from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the week of November 16. 611 River Road, Fair Haven, NJ... More
Dec
2014
Kick Dance Studios is helping out LGEF this holdiay season with their coloring pages fundraiser.  Kick will donate $5 for every coloring page returned to Kick!  Pages are available at both Kick locations, River Road in Fair Haven and Carton Street in Rumson.  Please help Kick reach their goal of $2500 by coloring a page and writing what you love about dance!  Pages can be returned by 12/22.  Thanks Kick!!  

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