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The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Newark residents by offering scholarships to students, hosting free community events and donating food and other goods to needy families. All contributions to ARJ Civic are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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  • Upcoming events

    Are You Ready to Be Mad Cool?

    When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 09:30 AM
    Where: Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ

    Join Dr. Jennifer Turner as she leads a kickoff sponsored by the Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association on Saturday June 12 at 9:30 a.m. for Team In Training’s Resilience Challenge, a nationwide 30-day movement and fundraising challenge in June in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day. The challenge will support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fight against cancer.

    Participants can log miles and movement their way – running, walking, cycling – by signing up for The MAD COOL FITNESS CREW, a team of empowered, resilient people who want to take control of their health, not only for themselves, but also for their families and their communities. 

    Dr. Turner is a North Ward resident, marathoner/triathlete, health coach, and has a doctorate in public health, specializing in health education and behavioral science. She founded MAD COOL FITNESS to help people to learn how to be healthy by using behavioral science. 

    Resilience Challenge Components:

    • In-Person: Turner will lead The MAD COOL FITNESS CREW NEWARK, in run/walks.
    • Social and Virtual: On Facebook, Dr. Turner will challenge The MAD COOL FITNESS CREW to engage in 15 minutes of fitness every day – 10 minutes of physical activity and 5 minutes of mindfulness. She will post Brain + Behavior = Body wellness tips and content to TNT’s Resilience Challenge and Dr. Jennifer Turner Facebook pages. She will also do live health coaching events for support, information, and inspiration to stay the healthy course.

    Sign up for the MAD COOL FITNESS CREW and let us know you are coming to Saturday's kickoff event in Branch Brook Park by registering below. The first 100 to register will receive a free T-shirt.

    We will be meeting in the soccer area by the greenhouse. Park in the first parking lot after turning from Heller Parkway.

    Who's attending
    Belgica Lebron Dolores Torres Karina Chen Maria Andrade Jennifer Turner Julia Johnson Yolanda Evangelist Bryan Atahualpa Erin Sweeney Carmen Perez Amanda Holmes Niamo Muid
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