WEEHAWKEN, N.J., Oct. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced today it presented its inaugural Community Impact Award to Arthur Imperatore Sr., Founder and resident of NY Waterway, the largest commuter ferry fleet in New York Harbor, providing commuter ferry and bus services between New Jersey and Manhattan.
The award has been specially created to recognize companies and individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the local cancer fighting efforts that Susan G. Komen North Jersey facilitates. The award was presented on September 19 at a ceremony at NY Waterway corporate headquarters in Weehawken, N.J.
Since its inception, the North Jersey affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization has always relied on community involvement and engagement to enhance, support, and provide area breast cancer patients access to critical services. Through the Community Impact Award, the nonprofit hopes to honor and recognize the people and organizations that have helped Susan G. Komen North Jersey deliver on its mission of achieving significant community impact through local partnerships and collaboration.
“Arthur has been the example of community partners for Komen North Jersey. Under his leadership, NY Waterway has extended valuable resources to help get our message out to their customers and rally support for our local initiatives,” said Perla Haltner, Acting Executive Director of Susan G. Komen North Jersey. “As an integral part of the Komen team, Arthur and NY Waterway have introduced us to other community leaders who’ve been champions when it comes to helping us raise awareness of breast cancer detection, support services and educational services we provide in the 9-county Northern New Jersey area.”
“As a family business, NY Waterway has supported the communities and people of Northern New Jersey for over 70 years,” said award recipient and NY Waterway’s Founder, Arthur E. Imperatore. “I’m honored to receive this recognition and can’t wait to promote more of the great work Susan G. Komen North Jersey is doing in this region.”
Susan G. Komen North Jersey holds a number of events each year, including their upcoming Susan G. Komen North Jersey FREE Wellness Expo which will be held Sunday, October 6th at the Harborside Atrium in Jersey City. The Expo will offer a number of free screenings including: clinical breast exams, mammograms, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, dental, PSA, HIV and more. NY Waterway is an official Community Impact sponsor of this event.
For more information about the Wellness Expo visit: https://komennorthjersey.org/expo/
About NY Waterway
NY Waterway has the largest commuter ferry fleet in New York Harbor, but it is still a family business with all the personal attention to service and amenities that it had when it started with just one boat in 1986.
NY Waterway operates the largest privately-owned commuter ferry service in the U.S., carrying more than 32,000 passenger trips per day – 10 million trips per year – on 35 boats serving 23 routes between New Jersey and Manhattan, and between Rockland and Westchester counties, and between Orange and Dutchess counties. A fleet of 70 NY Waterway buses provide a free, seamless commute between ferry terminals in New York and New Jersey and inland locations.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.
About Susan G. Komen North Jersey®
Komen North Jersey is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.
For more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit https://komennorthjersey.org/.
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