Special Children’s Center to Hold Annual Jog-a-Thon


special-childrens-center-jogathonLakewood, NJ – Today, the Special Children’s Center of Lakewood will hold its Fifth Annual Jog-a-Thon. The event will begin at the Special Children’s Center on Prospect Street at 2 p.m. and http://matzav.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.giffeature live music, entertainment, rides, a barbecue supper and more.

The five-kilometer run for men at 5 p.m. will be followed by presentations made by Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Serebrowski, organizer of the event.

Lakewood Mayor Isaac Akerman is among those slated to participate in the run.

The Special Children’s Center provides respite and family support programs for hundreds of families from Lakewood, Deal and Brooklyn who have special needs children with serious challenges.

The Center is a comprehensive resource for children with a broad range of physical, emotional and developmental delays. The children in the Center’s programs have varied disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, seizure disorders and more.

Parents of special-needs children face the monumental task of dividing their time and attention between the special child and his/her siblings, especially at times when there is no school, when all are vying for their parents’ attention. The Center alleviates this overwhelming burden while providing the children with an environment that is warm, nurturing, and productive.

{T. D. Bergman-Matzav.com Newscenter}