Walk for the Wounded on Ocean City Boardwalk Set for Saturday Morning

first_img2013 Walk for the Wounded on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City Home Bank and Operation First Response — a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to injured soldiers and their families — will present the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday (Sept. 27).WHO: The event involves:Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to wounded soldiers and their familiesMedal of Honor Sponsor Ocean City Home Bank, and numerous other supporters, advertisers, and walkersThe Ocean City Fire Department who work tirelessly selling stickers and T-shirts to raise money for Walk for the WoundedCongressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Senator Jeff Van Drew, and Ocean City Mayor Jay GillianSergeant Robert Gordon, who served five years in the United States Army Airborne Rangers, will speak. Sergeant Gordon served two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He is now fighting Medullary Thyroid Cancer, a rare cancer that only attacks approximately 1,700 people a year.WHAT: The 6th Annual Walk for the Wounded, a three-mile walk aimed at drawing attention to the plight of returning soldiers and their families, while raising funds to help meet their critical needsWHEN: Saturday, September 278:00 am: Tidal Wave begins to perform8:30 am: Registration begins9:30 am: Introductions and welcomes, including: Steve Brady, President and CEO of Ocean City Home Bank; Emcee Phil Martelli; Benediction by Jim Schmidt of Shore Medical Center Pastoral                                                         Services; Pledge of Allegiance by Ocean City American Legion; National Anthem by Marmora resident Julia Fumo, age 13; Presentation by Ocean City Fire Department9:55 am: Remarks: Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian; New Jersey State Senator Jeff Van Drew; Congressman Frank LoBiondo; Lisa Jenkins, wife of a soldier who has been helped by Operation First Response10:05 am: Keynote Speaker Sergeant Robert Gordon10:10 am: The three-mile walk begins at the Music Pier and proceeds to 14th Street1:00 pm: All children who raise $10 or more receive a wristband for rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier from 1:00 to 5:00 pmWHERE: Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img

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