Sax Announces the 8th Annual 4 MILER at Garret Mountain to Benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
July 31st, 2019
Sax LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory firm is thrilled to announce their 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event will return to Woodland Park, NJ on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the eighth consecutive year to benefit St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ.
The annual family-friendly, run/walk event is coordinated and facilitated by Sax. The firm’s philanthropic arm, The Sax Charitable Foundation, will once again absorb all costs for the event so that 100% of dollars raised directly supports the Child Life Department at the Children’s Hospital.
The Child Life Department at St. Joseph’s 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 and 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 in 2012, the 4 MILER has raised over $430,000 for the Child Life Department. Through the support of event sponsors, donors and participants, the 4 MILER has proudly become its largest financial contributor and one of the most successful philanthropic fall events in the tri-state area. Last year, over 350 runners/walkers participated and $70,000 was raised.
The following companies have so far sponsored the 2019 4 MILER at Garret Mountain event to support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital: M&T Bank, The Atlantic Club, The Venetian, American Global LLC, Railroad Construction Company, and BNE Real Estate Group.
“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 15 Weasel Drift 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, awards, random prize drawings, a variety of children’s activities, refreshments and more.
“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.”
To help support the 4 MILER and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and/or participate in the run/walk event, please visit www.saxllp.com/sax4MILER.