Brides Against Breast Cancer to host Run & Renew 5K and 1-Mile Survivor Tribute Walk in Wildwood, NJ

September 21, 2014

Married couples can renew their vows after crossing finish line. All proceeds to benefit those impacted by cancer

BABC Run and Renew - Couple Renewing Vows at Finish LineWildwood, NJ — The nonprofit Brides Against Breast Cancer is hosting a one-of-a-kind Run and Renew 5K and One Mile Survivor Tribute Walk on October 4, 2014 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm with Memorey’s at Morey’s Beachfront Waterparks. Run and Renew 5K is a unique race where walkers and runners from all levels of experience are welcome to participate, and married couples can renew their vows right after crossing the finish line together. There will be an awards ceremony, food, beverages and a post-race party after everyone finishes. All proceeds will benefit those impacted by cancer.

Tickets for the 5K are $35. To purchase tickets, click here.

Brides Against Breast Cancer Run and Renew 5K in Wildwood, NJ
About Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Their outreach and educational efforts during their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer. For more information and to view upcoming events, visit, follow on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at @runandrenew.

Enter The American Dream Military Wedding Giveaway, sponsored by the Bernardsville Chamber Of Commerce

September 16, 2014

American Dream Wedding GiveawayMilitary Couples wanted for a chance to win an All-Inclusive Wedding of their dreams

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – The small town of Bernardsville, NJ and its business community recognizes the large sacrifice made by American men and women serving in the Armed Forces. To show their appreciation, businesses are banding together to sponsor the American Military Dream Wedding Giveaway, an all-inclusive, all-expense paid wedding of a lifetime. Contestants are being recruited to enter the wedding giveaway by the September 26 deadline.One lucky serviceman or woman from New Jersey–active duty or retired—will win an all-inclusive free wedding valued at approximately $50,000 that includes engagement and wedding rings, catered reception with entertainment and flowers, rehearsal and engagement parties, wedding gown, invitations, photography and video, portraiture and more—all donated by local businesses.“We’re proud and excited to be sponsoring this dream wedding giveaway for a military couple and are actively seeking contestants,” said Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce Vice President and Contest Coordinator, Eileen Loughnane, who is also a military mom. “The outpouring of generous support from our local businesses has been tremendous.”

The lucky winning couple will receive rings donated by Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers, wedding reception hosted by The Bernards Inn, engagement party hosted by Dolce, rehearsal dinner hosted by The Olde Mill Inn, a commissioned painted portrait from JM Stringer Gallery, and so much more.  Additionally, the band Chicago is dedicating their new song, “America,” as the theme song for the wedding giveaway. The song is written by founding band member, Lee Loughnane.

How To Enter

To enter the American Military Dream Wedding Giveaway, contestants must share their love stories in a simple written 500-word essay and / or 1-3 minute videotaped submission explaining why they wish to participate in the contest at: Entries will be judged based on need, originality, creativity and overall composition. Deadline is September 26. 2014.

Additionally, up to ten lucky couples will be selected and invited to compete in a scavenger hunt through the towns of Bernardsville and Basking Ridge on Thursday, October 2 for a chance to win more prizes. The grand prize winners of the dream wedding giveaway will be introduced to the public at a formal presentation at the “Taste of Bernardsville and Beyond” event on Monday, October 6.

For complete contest rules and more information, visit or call Eileen Loughnane at 908-642-8369. View video on contest below, or visit:

Major Sponsors:

Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers — Engagement and Wedding Rings
Dolce—Engagement Party
JM Stringer Gallery of Art—Portrait of Couple
Olde Mill Inn—Rehearsal Dinner
The Bernards Inn—Wedding Reception

Additional Sponsors:

Bernardsville Print Center–Invitations
Carla Fabrizi Cosmetics—Bridal Make up
Elizabeth Johns—Wedding Gown
Generic Brand Human–Videography
Laura Clare Floral Design and Event Décor–Flowers
Stephen Taylor Photography–Photography ###

Contact:  Kelly G. Vanasse or Eileen Loughnane
Kelly Communications Vice President, Bernardsville Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 732-469-4518 or
Phone:  908-642-8369 or

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