Eighth Annual FNA 5k

Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA) announces date and beneficiary for its 8th Annual 5K Race and Fun Walk. The event will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Thompson Park in Monroe Township. Proceeds will benefit Mike Nichols and Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation.

Mike Nichols is a senior at Monroe Township High School who was severely injured during a hockey game on January 4th, fracturing his C5 vertebrate. He was hospitalized at Morristown Medical Center for five and a half weeks. Mike was transferred to the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medical Center on February 12th where he has begun the next stage of the process. Mike and his family face an incredibly long and difficult journey on his road to recovery.

Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation helps individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families by supporting quality of life initiatives and emerging therapies. On October 16, 2010, in his junior year at Rutgers University, Eric LeGrand suffered a severe spinal injury during a football game against Army at Met Life Stadium that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Humbled by the outpouring of support from around the nation, Eric established Team LeGrand in 2013. www.teamlegrand.org

FNA is proud to partner with The Nichols Family and Team LeGrand. Please save the date and plan on joining us on September to run or walk, sponsor or volunteer. Register online at www.supportfna.com.

FNA is a non-profit organization that assists those who suffer from serious chronic and debilitating diseases. FNAfunds research, education, and community support programs to help find cures and improve patient care and quality of life. So far, FNA has raised more than $270,000 to lend a hand to those in need. Through joint events with established charity organizations, FNA provides support to a variety of causes that affect the Central New Jersey community, at both the organizational and individual family levels. Activities that FNA supports range from long-term goals, such as funding for research, to assistance with individual emergencies. FNA can quickly mobilize the community to help a needy family.