Dec 20 Sax’s 10th Annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain Raises $90,000 for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Parsippany, NJ, December 20, 2021: Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm, Sax LLP, is proud to announce the success of their 10th annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. This year, over 400 participants, 40 volunteers, 40 sponsors and 100 donors came together to raise $90,000 for St. Joseph’s Child Life Department.
St. Joseph’s Child Life Department offers high-impact holistic therapies to their pediatric patients, including art therapy, animal-assisted therapy and horticultural therapy. These therapies are funded by outside support only and are shown to be highly beneficial in mitigating the negative effects of hospitalization, particularly for patients with chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness.
Since its inception 10 years ago, the 4 MILER has now raised over $685,000 for the Children’s Hospital and has become the largest financial contributor to the Child Life Department.
“Sax’s 4 MILER event makes it possible for our pediatric patients to have fun and learn with our amazing Child Life staff while they undergo treatment and care,” said Robert Budelman, Vice President, Chief Development Officer of St. Joseph’s Health Foundation. “Our children face many challenging obstacles, but through the efforts of the Child Life Department, we can provide them with an array of programs and services that work to alleviate much of their stress and anxiety. We thank Sax for their tremendous support, and for allowing us to address the unique needs of our young patients in meaningful ways.”
The family-friendly, run/walk event is coordinated and facilitated by Sax. The firm’s philanthropic arm, The Sax Charitable Foundation, absorbs all costs of the event so that 100% of funds raised go directly to benefit the Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
“Sax has a deep and sincere commitment to giving back, and our 4 MILER event is beloved by all our team members,” said Stuart M. Berger, Sax LLP Partner and Chairman of the 4 MILER at Garret Mountain. “We value our strong relationship with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and are devoted to alleviating some of their financial burden so they can focus their time and energy on what matters most – their pediatric patients.”
The 4 MILER was held at the scenic Garret Mountain Reservation, a 568-acre landmark located at 15 Weasel Drift Road in Woodland Park and featured a 4-mile run on a scenic USA Track and Field Certified (USATF) double-loop race course, as well as a 1.5-mile trail walk. Kids’ dashes, with distances ranging from 25 to 200 yards, were held for children ages 2-11. Race-day entertainment included a DJ, awards, random prize drawings, a variety of children’s activities, refreshments and more.
The following companies sponsored the 2021 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event to support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at levels of $1,500 and above and contributed significantly to the success of the event: Railroad Construction, Valley Bank, BCN, New Line Structures, Vexwire LLC, Cole Schotz P.C., American Global LLC, Prismatic Development Corp., Value Realty Inc., Customized Benefit Solutions, M&T Bank, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, The Venetian, Mountain Development Corp., BNE Associates, New Jersey Life & Casualty, Packaging Distribution Resources, Newman, Simpson & Cohen, Marc Demetriou, Robert Paz.
About Sax LLP
Founded in 1956, Sax LLP is a Top 100, multi-disciplinary, forward-thinking accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of privately held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals for over 65 years. With offices in Parsippany, NJ, Pennington, NJ and New York City, NY, Sax has the industry expertise to serve clients in our largest vertical markets, including but not limited to: Real Estate, Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution, Healthcare, and Not-for-Profit. In addition, Sax provides additional value to clients with services like Wealth Management, Cybersecurity and Managed IT, Employee Benefit Plan Audits, Transaction Advisory, HR Consulting and Valuation, Forensic & Litigation. Sax has been ranked among the Top Accounting Firms by NJBIZ, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) and Accounting Today. For more information, please visit www.saxllp.com.