Dec 06 Sax’s 11th Annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain Raises $115,000 for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Parsippany, NJ, December 7, 2022: Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm, Sax LLP, is proud to announce the success of their 11th annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. This year, over 400 participants, 40 volunteers, 40 sponsors, and 100 donors came together to raise $115,000 for St. Joseph’s Child Life Department, marking the best year yet for the annual event in terms of dollars raised.
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. They are shown to be highly beneficial in mitigating the adverse effects of hospitalization, particularly for patients with chronic, life-threatening, or terminal illnesses.
Since its inception in 2012, the 4 MILER has now raised $800,000 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 access to our outstanding 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 some of their worries about receiving treatment. 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 event costs so that 100% of funds raised go directly to benefit the Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
“Our 4 Miler event is cherished by our employees, and strongly supported by our clients and professional partners. It always feels so great for us to come together for St. Joseph’s Child Life Department, which does so much for their pediatric patients on so little,” said Stuart Berger, Sax LLP Partner and Chairman of the 4 Miler at Garret Mountain. “2022 marked our largest fundraising year yet, which says a lot after slowly returning to normalcy after the pandemic. We are thrilled to be able to support Child Life in this way and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”
The 4 MILER was held at the scenic Garret Mountain Reservation, a 568-acre landmark located 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 2022 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, American Global LLC, Prismatic Development Corp., Value Realty Inc., Customized Benefit Solutions, M&T Bank, The Venetian, Mountain Development Corp., BNE Associates, Packaging Distribution Resources, Newman, Simpson & Cohen, Imperial Iron Works, and Robert Paz.
About Sax LLP
Sax LLP is a 51-partner led, Top 100 accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of privately held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals. With offices in Parsippany, NJ, Pennington, NJ, New York City, NY and Mumbai, India, Sax has specialized expertise that benefits clients in our largest vertical markets. Sax provides added value to clients through advisory services that include but are not limited to Cybersecurity and Managed IT, Investment Banking, Transaction Advisory, HR Consulting, Valuation, Forensic & Litigation and Wealth Management. Sax has been nationally ranked and listed among the Top Accounting Firms by NJBIZ, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), Accounting Today and Forbes. For more information, please visit www.saxllp.com.