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Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce supports TKC

March 21, 2017

Last December, the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce presented a check of $32,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer. We would like to give a big thank you to Rick Taylor and the team at Konica Minolta…

ME & EM Making a Difference One Charm at a Time

March 8, 2017

ME & EM for Good is a jewelry company created by our MVP Ella, her mom, and friends after she was diagnosed with leukemia. Every purchase comes with a promise to “do good”, each charm…

Eli Manning co-winner of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

February 8, 2017

Congratulations to Eli Manning for being named the co-winner for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year! Check out any of the articles below to read about how Eli received this prestigious award…

Congratulations Eli Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

February 4, 2017

Congratulations, Eli Manning, the first Giants player to be honored as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in the award’s 47-year history. This prestigious award is given to an inspiring player that does…

Knots & Arrows: Bracelets Making A Big Difference

February 3, 2017

Our MVP Becca Boo and her father have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for cancer survivors. Rebecca Salmins, 9, and her father, Gerhard, are both cancer survivors. They recently founded Knots & Arrows, a bracelet-making…

Hackensack Meridian co-CEO Bob Garrett talks TKC with WFAN

January 26, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Bob Garrett joins the WFAN radio station to talk all about Tackle Kids Cancer. Listen to this podcast to hear about Tackle Kids Cancer’s creation, corporate partnerships, and sports teams’ involvement,…

Eli Manning named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalist

January 23, 2017

For the second year in a row, our Quarterback Eli Manning, has been nominated as one of the three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented to…

MSG & TKC Team Up in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

December 27, 2016

On Thursday December 22, 2016, Tackle Kids Cancer formed a partnership with Madison Square Garden and the Garden of Dreams Foundation that aligns the initiative with the Knicks, Liberty, the arena and Radio City Music Hall. As part of…

Eli Manning is nominated for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year

December 20, 2016

Congratulations to Giants quarterback Eli Manning for being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the second year in a row! Driven by a passion for giving back to the community,…

Former Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Hosts Giving Tuesday Fitness Class

December 14, 2016

Former Giants punter, Steve Weatherford taught a Boot Camp class at the HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants in support of Tackle Kids Cancer on Giving Tuesday. Weatherford values a healthy…

Holy Cross School Christmas Bazaar Gives Back to TKC

December 14, 2016

Since 8th Graders at Holy Cross School are preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation this year, they are reminded to share with those in need. They decided to donate a portion of proceeds of from…

Rock Artists band together with Strung to Tackle Kids Cancer

December 14, 2016

Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour, the co-founders of Strung, a music inspired jewelry line made from authentic guitar strings, brought holiday joy to pediatric cancer patients at HackensackUMC’s Children’s Cancer Institute sitting with them bedside…

ME&EM For Good

December 7, 2016

One of our former patients, Ella, and her mother, Emily, are making beautiful jewelry to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. They started “ME&EM For Good” after Ella was diagnosed with Leukemia and are…

PGA Tour and The Barclays help us Tackle Kids Cancer

December 5, 2016

Following The Barclays golf tournament in August 2016, PGA Tour and The Barclays made a generous donation of $100,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer. We thank them for the great partnership and look forward to next…

Our MVPs sign Eli’s cleats

December 5, 2016

During week 13, players from around the NFL wore cleats that displayed the charity of their choice. For Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, our QB, Eli Manning chose to showcase and honor Tackle Kids Cancer by…

Saint Joseph Academy fundraises for Tackle Kids Cancer

November 22, 2016

Jeff Feagles, former New York Giants punter, spoke at St. Joseph Academy to thank students for raising nearly $3,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute. Tackle Kids Cancer MVP, Joshua Randman, spoke about being diagnosed with…

Wyckoff Daisy Troop rally behind our MVP Becca

October 28, 2016

Many people in Wyckoff have rallied behind MVP Becca to support her as she counts down her final days of chemotherapy treatments, including a Wyckoff Daisy troop. To show Becca and other cancer patients their…

One-On-One with Steve Adubato – Tackle Kids Cancer Special

October 26, 2016

Last year during the Monday Night with the Giants event, Steve Adubato caught up with Robert Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, Quarterback Eli Manning, our MVP Chris Napoli, and other key members of the…

Eli “Manned” the phone lines at BGC Charity Day

October 26, 2016

On September 12th, Eli Manning manned the phone lines at the Canter Fitzgerald and BGC Charity Day to support his charities, including Tackle Kids Cancer.

Red Bulls Sign Autographs at Town Audi to Support TKC

October 26, 2016

“On October 21st, Town Audi teamed up with Red Bulls players Luis Robles and Dax McCarty to hold an autograph event to support Tackle Kids Cancer. During the event, Luis and Dax met with fans…

NJ Police Officers Grow “Beards for Becca”

October 25, 2016

The Wyckoff Police Department in New Jersey ditched their razors in an effort to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. The officers started an initiative called “Beards for Becca” to support our 8-year old MVP Becca who…

Red Bulls Title Night

October 14, 2016

In collaboration with Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls, Tackle Kids Cancer took over the Red Bulls match versus Montreal Impact on September 24th. From the beginning of the match to the…

HackensackUMC and NBC4’s 3rd Annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

October 13, 2016

Last May, HackensackUMC and NBC4 New York took over MetLife Stadium for the third annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo. Check out all the photos to see all the activities, seminars, and player appearances that…

The Players Championship Prizeo winner is…

October 13, 2016

Congratulations to Corey J., who won our raffle with Prizeo to go to The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2017! Corey felt inspired to enter the raffle because of his…

Give 5, Get 5

October 12, 2016

For one month, Modell’s Sporting Goods store and Tackle Kids Cancer teamed up to launch the “Give 5, Get 5” campaign. When Modell’s shoppers donated $5 to Tackle Kids Cancer, they received $5 off their…

The New York Red Bulls have added firepower to their roster to help with their playoff push

October 5, 2016

This week, the New York Red Bulls signed, Niamh, MVP at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to a contract, expecting Niamh to bring the same inspiration and excitement to Luis Robles…

Modell’s Supports Tackle Kids Cancer

October 4, 2016

Modell’s generously donated $90,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer at the NY Giant’s football game on Sunday, September 25. The donation was raised from a fundraiser in Modell’s stores for Tackle Kids Cancer supporting the Children’s…

PepsiCo Kicks Off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a Donation

October 4, 2016

In Fall 2015, Aquafina boosted awareness and promotion for Tackle Kids Cancer through an in-store program with the Inserra Supermarket Group. Twenty Shop Rites in Northern New Jersey teamed up for this program, making a…

“On the Track” to Tackle Kids Cancer

September 27, 2016

Being a part of a team is something that Kimberly Ludwig takes to heart. Whether it is at home with her four kids, as Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and General…

Tackle Kids Cancer Launches Eli’s Challenge

September 13, 2016

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and New York Football Giants are proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Eli’s Challenge, as part of its successful Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. Two-time Super…

Common Ground Records Partners with Tackle Kids Cancer

August 30, 2016

LA-based indie label, Common Ground Records, is proud to partner with Tackle Kids Cancer this September to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease…

Our MVPs caddie for world’s best golfer at The Barclays

August 29, 2016

This past weekend, we kicked off the first off a 5 year partnership with The Barclays and PGA TOUR. The 2016 edition of The Barclays took place at the world famous Bethpage Black Course in Long…

Luis discusses big Derby Game and gives shoutout to TKC

July 22, 2016

Check out the interview with Ironman Luis Robles’ about the upcoming Derby game against NYCFC, along with a shout out to Tackle Kids Cancer. READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE…

The Barclays announces $1.3 million to charity in 2015

July 20, 2016

The Barclays is proud to announce that the 2015 event, played at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., raised a grand total of $1.3 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities. With the addition, the…

Eli Manning Receives Grant for HackensackUMC

May 5, 2016

Eli Manning just announced that a $500,000 grant will go to the Cure and Beyond program at HackensackUMC. This will benefit the children recovering from cancer diagnoses. Eli has been spearheading these programs claiming “if…

Prestige Toyota Mom of the Year Finalist

May 1, 2016

Marie Napoli, mother of Chris Napoli, was nominated for Prestige Toyota Mom of the Year by Chris himself. Chris has been an ambassador for TKC since the program has started and describes his mother as…

Inserra Supermarkets to Host 30th Annual Golf Outing for the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund on June 13

April 20, 2016

Inserra Supermarkets will host the 30th annual golf outing for the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund on June 13. They plan to contribute to Tackle Kids Cancer during this outing to benefit HackensackUMC and TKC.

Ridgewood hosts 2016 Daffodil Festival and Earth Day celebration

April 20, 2016

In Van Neste Park, Ridgewood NJ, the town hosted the annual Daffodil Festival where cupcakes were sold to benefit HackensackUMC, Tackle Kids Cancer, and Chef It Up. The event included arts and craft for kids,…

Kids get to be master chefs while helping raise money for pediatric cancer research

April 17, 2016

Some kids got the chance to be master chefs today to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Those kids got to help others in need by means of a $5 donation in which 100…

New York Giants, Modell’s Sporting Goods team up to donate $115K for cancer research

April 14, 2016

Modell’s Sporting Goods presented a check of $115,000 to several Giants players in honor of Tackle Kids Cancer. Modell’s took donations from stores for the foundation all across New York and New Jersey.

NJ Pride/Essex County High School Softball Challenge set for this weekend

April 14, 2016

The NJ Pride, a premiere softball organization, and Essex High School created a tournament to honor Anthony LaRezza, the late IHA and NJ Pride softball coach. The goal was to raise money through admissions for…

Moriah Students to Hold Community Fundraiser to Remember One of Their Own

March 17, 2016

The Moriah School announced a fundraiser for Tackle Kids Cancer as well as a toy and book drive for Hackensack Children’s Hospital in memory of Evan Levy. The school will be hosting a big event…

Lesson in strength and determination at Bogota school event

March 10, 2016

Rashad Jennings and Melissa Schnipp, a HUMC accountant and Bogota resident visited St. Joesph Academy in Bogota to talk about Tackle Kids Cancer and the qualities of being a strong and determined kid and student.

Eli Manning – up for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year – helps Hackensack University Medical Center

February 6, 2016

Eli Manning has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Walter Payton Award, a prestigious award honoring the achievements of a player off the field. As the spearhead of the campaign, he wants…

Circus elephants could be the cure to childhood cancer

February 1, 2016

Blood samples are being taken from elephants in the famous Ringling Bros. to help researchers find out why elephants don’t get cancer often. Ringling Bros. has also donated $10,000 to TKC for pediatric research.

Read Giants’ Eli Manning’s amazing quote explaining why he does charity work

January 28, 2016

Eli’s not in it for the awards, he wants to see a kid in need smile and be happy when he walks in a room. In a powerful interview, he said “I really would rather…

Shaun O’Hara delivers Hess trucks to young patients in Hackensack

December 25, 2015

Just a day after Christmas, Giant’s player Shaun O’Hara visited the Joesph M. Sanzari Building to give out Hess trucks to patients. Read Original Article…

HUMC And The New York Giants Team Up To Tackle Kids Cancer

December 24, 2015

An incredible milestone was reached by ‪TKC thanks to its devoted supporters. More than $1 million raised in just over three months is a significant achievement, and was acknowledged with an on-field recognition moment during…

Halloween Hospital Visit with Giant’s Rookies

October 31, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Giants rookies visited HackensakcUMC in costumes during the week of Halloween. The players say the best part is seeing the kids smile when they walk in the room.

8th Annual Imus Golf Outing Tees Off To Support Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign With $250,000.00 Donation

September 24, 2015

The 8th Annual Imus Golf Outing was successful for TKC as the Imus Ranch Foundation donated $250,000 in addition to the proceeds received from the event itself. Read Original Article…

Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC teams with NY Giants to tackle kids’ cancers

September 10, 2015

Chris Napoli is a strong football player and survivor. A full-time student at TCNJ, Chris works hard in class and on the field. During times of struggle, his friends family and doctors at HUMC gave…

New York Giants, HackensackUMC Foundation announce partnership, create Tackle Kids Cancer

September 10, 2015

The New York Giants are ready to tackle at all times, and so will the kids at the Joseph M. Sanzari building within HackensackUMC. The Giants have partnered with Tackle Kids Cancer to help raise…