By MAYOR MICHAEL MIGNOGNA
On May 18, the Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will host a “Veterans Information Day” to bring resources together so local veterans can express concerns, ask questions and learn about the many benefits to which they are entitled. These benefits include healthcare, education and disability claims.
Representatives of Menendez as well as the Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs will be present to discuss these issues and answer questions about federal and county issues. Veterans will also have the opportunity to enroll in the VA Health System and learn from VA representatives about available benefits.
The event will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia-area Regional Office, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Camden County Office of Constituent Services and Social Security Administration.
All New Jersey veterans and their family are encouraged to attend. The event will be held at the Camden County Boathouse, 7050 North Park Drive in Pennsauken. For more information, call 856–757–5353 or contact Richard_Locklear@menendez.senate.gov.
• On May 14 at 8:30 a.m., the 14th Annual Animal Welfare Association Paws and Feet 5K Run and Walkathon will be held at Cooper River Park beginning at Cooper River Stadium on North Park Drive in Cherry Hill. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The AWA is a private, non-profit association with programs that include animal adoptions, veterinary services, pet therapy and humane education for children of all ages. The AWA strives to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. The vision of the AWA is to save the lives of all homeless companion animals in our community. The AWA also sponsors a Foster Program in which temporary homes are provided for animals prior to adoption since foster care contributes to saving the lives of homeless animals. For more information about the AWA 5K Run and Walkathon, the foster program or volunteering your time, visit www.awanj.org or call 856–424–2288. The AWA is located at 509 Centennial Boulevard in Voorhees.
• The 3rd Annual 5K Run and Walk for the Alicia Rose “Victorious” Foundation will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 9 a.m. beginning at Silver Lake at the Paintworks Corporate Center in Gibbsboro. The Foundation is also looking for teams to register for the run, event sponsors and event volunteers. Teams with 20 or more participants will receive t-shirts bearing their team name. Sponsorships are available for as little as $250. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of local teenagers struggling with life threatening illnesses by installing teen lounges in pediatric hospitals. To register for the event or for more information, visit www.active.com or call the Foundation’s office at 856–784–0615.
• The Eastern Football Boosters will hold their 8th Annual Golf Classic at the Valleybrook Country Club on May 23. Cost is $50 per person. Registration is 10 a.m. and lunch is 11 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at noon. For more information, call 856–261–0089.