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  • David Tranger
    April 1, 1979
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    April 8, 1997
    20 years
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    April 16, 1997
    20 years
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.

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Presenting a check for $10,000 to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club marked an achievement of donating a total contribution of $60,000 in the last six years.
This contribution, as it has for the previous five years, represents a portion of the proceeds realized from the Club’s 9th Annual Kevin A. Brue Melanoma Awareness Father’s Day 5K and Fun Run held last June.
The MRF is the largest independent, national organization devoted to fighting melanoma, the most serious of skin cancers in the United States. It was founded in 1996 and regularly achieves the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator.
Please click this link to find some great pictures from the race.
 
 
 
Article written by Joe Doherty
 
With the recent presentation of a check for $10,000 to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club achieved its initial goal to donate $50,000 to fight the disease.
Tim Turnham, Executive Director of the Melanoma Research Foundation, traveled from Washington, D. C. to accept  the check for $10,000 from the Club on Wednesday, October 28th at Graziano’s Italian Restaurant in Point Boro.
The contribution represents a portion of the proceeds realized from the Club’s 8th Annual Kevin A. Brue Melanoma Awareness Father’s Day 5K and Fun Run held last June.
The MRF, the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma, the most serious of skin cancers in the United States, has been  guided by Mr. Turnham since January 2009.  It was founded in 1996 and regularly achieves the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator.
Mr. Turnham, Executive Director since 2009,  updated the Club on some advances in treatment approved recently by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  He noted that an injection can be used to treat melanoma lesions that cannot be removed completely by surgery and it causes the cancer cells to rupture and die. There is now a first time approved therapy of combining two cancer drugs to unleash the body’s immune system against tumors. The FDA  expanded the use of a drug to include therapy for patients with stage III melanoma, to lower the risk that the melanoma will return following surgery.  
 “This Club made a commitment five years ago to use the race proceeds to help in the battle against melanoma,” remarked Club President Tom Santoro, Jr. “and in each of the last five years the Club was able to donate $10,000 to help the Melanoma Research Foundation. We are proud to be part of this campaign to fight one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States.”
The race is named for Kevin Brue, an avid runner and former Point Boro High School athlete, who passed away after a brave struggle with melanoma. His father John Brue, Sr. and his brother, John Brue, Jr. have served as Rotary Club president.
Mr. Turnham thanked the Club for its commitment to helping defeat melanoma. He stated that “Every step taken in the fight builds on a foundation to provide amazing hope. The life expectancy for a person stricken with melanoma has increased considerably since my first visit to the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club five years ago.”
Melanoma can strike men and women of all ages, all races and skin types. With a one in 50 lifetime risk of developing melanoma, nearly 137,000 Americans are likely to have a positive diagnosis this year.  Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25 to 29-years-old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15 to 29-years-old. 
The MRF is committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. It educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF's website, www.melanoma.org/learn-more/about-us, is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.
The Point Boro Club also aids St. Gregory’s Pantry; sponsors a youth water safety program; continues a dictionary donation for each third grade student at Nellie Bennett and Ocean Road schools; and, awards scholarships to local high school graduates.  The Club is a primary partner with the Boro Police Department in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program in our Point Pleasant’s elementary and middle schools and underwrites a related self-esteem poster contest. Additionally, club works toward Rotary International’s goal to eradicate polio and provide clean water in underdeveloped areas of the world. It also supports Face of America, a program that honors the men and women who were wounded or disabled while in service to our nation.
The 9th annual 5K is slated to be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Jim Higgins, Race Director, indicated that    “The energetic spirit demonstrated in the past by the borough administration and several of its departments, the school system, the running community, local businesses, our fellow residents and our Club members, points to this race continuing its goal to generate assistance to many charitable and community-based groups.”
Rotary International was founded in 1905. The Point Pleasant Boro Club was established in 1971. There are 34,200 clubs worldwide with 1.2 million members who live the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”
More information about the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club’s activities can be obtained by visiting www.ptbororotary.com.
- See more at: http://www.rotarydistrict7500.org/Stories/point-pleasant-boro-rotary-club’s-donation-of-10-000-to-the-melanoma-research-foundation#sthash.niYvcjZ2.dpuf
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POINT PLEASANT BORO ROTARY CLUB
P.O. Box 496
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742-0496
 
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June 22, 2015
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About 500 runners kicked off the 2015 Father’s Day weekend by participating in the Point Boro Rotary Club’s 8th annual 5K and One Mile Fun Run last Saturday morning.
 
Point Pleasant’s Dave Slavinski led all finishers in the 5K run by cruising to the finish line in a time of 17 minutes and 2 seconds in a race that started and ended at Community Park.  He was the initial winner of the club’s 5K in 2008.  Jenna Dubrow of Jackson, a 2015 graduate of Temple University and an exercise science summer intern at Jersey Shore Medical Center, paced all female runners by recording a clocking of 17 minutes and 58 seconds. Ms. Dubrow won the 2011 and 2013 editions of this race.
 

 

Point Pleasant Borough Mayor Robert Sabosik will read a proclamation at tonight’s Borough Council Meeting designating Saturday, June 20, 2015 as Kevin A. Brue Melanoma Awareness Day. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  This action by the Mayor and Council coincides with the Point Boro Rotary Club’s 8th annual 5K and Fun Run which will be held on June 20thThe run is a melanoma awareness event and helps other local Rotary charities. Why not try to attend tonight’s meeting!

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The Point Pleasant Borough Rotary Club sponsors a big Self-Esteem Poster Contest every year that has become a staple of the core DARE program as well. Take a look at these great posters by the 5th graders at the Nellie Bennett and Ocean Road schools.  Every year we support the schools D.A.R.E. program through donations and participating in the voting for the best posters. Thank you to the Point Boro police department and Officer Kevin Aurin for running such an important program.  It was a wonderful evening reviewing all of the posters that the children spent so much time preparing.  We look forward to the announcements of the poster winners at their D.A.R.E. graduations in March and April.
 
 
 
That's $40,000 Donated in the last FOUR years to help the fight against Melanoma!
 
THANK YOU to all of the runners, sponsors, volunteers, and businesses that donated their time, goods, and services.
Your donations and efforts make all of this possible.  All funds raised go to Melanoma research, as well as,
local and International Rotary Charitable programs.
 
All of this is done for a great cause.  Please continue to support this event and the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary.

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