Member News — Sax LLP Announces the 7th Annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain to Benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
August 17th, 2018
Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, is thrilled to announce the 7th annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. The event will return to Woodland Park, NJ on October 6th, 2018 for the seventh consecutive year.
The annual family-friendly, run/walk event is coordinated and facilitated by Sax. The firm’s philanthropic arm, The Sax Charitable Foundation, absorbs all costs for the event so that 100% of funds raised go directly to benefit the Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, which is dedicated to programs that help decrease children’s and their families’ stress and anxiety caused by illness and hospitalization.
Since its inception in 2012, the 4 Miler has raised over $365,000 for the Child Life Department, becoming one of their largest financial supporters, and one of the most successful philanthropic fall events in the tri-state area. Last year, over 350 runners/walkers participated and $67,000 was raised.
“Sax’s 4 Miler event has granted us the opportunity to provide our pediatric patients with an outlet while they undergo treatment and care,” said Robert Budelman, Vice President, Chief Development Officer of St. Joseph’s Health Foundation. “Our children are facing a number of obstacles ahead of them, 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 4 Miler is held at the scenic Garret Mountain Reservation, a 568-acre landmark located at 288 Rifle Camp Road in Woodland Park, and features 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, will be held for children ages 2-11. Race-day entertainment includes a DJ, random prize drawings, a variety of children’s activities and post-race refreshments.
“Through our sincere commitment to giving back, our firm holds a number of charitable events throughout the year, but our 4 Miler is by far the largest,” 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.”
Registration & Contributions
The Sax Charitable Foundation will once again absorb all expenses for the 4 Miler and 100% of funds raised will be allocated to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Department.