On October 20th, the Metuchen Borough Council presented a proclamation declaring the month of November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Metuchen. In commemoration, purple ribbons will adorn the trees along Main Street in downtown Metuchen.
Borough Council President Jay Muldoon presented a proclamation to Dr. Deborah Mohammed Spigner, Beatrice Zatorski and Grace Shackney whose husbands lost their lives to this disease. Dr. Spigner thanked the Mayor and Council on behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She explained that hundreds of towns around the country do this each year. The proclamations are collected by volunteers and given to congress as evidenced of the advocacy for finding a cure for this dreadful disease.
In addition to having the purple ribbons along Main Street, Mayor Vahalla and several Council members volunteered to put purple ribbons on their lawns in solidarity. Anyone interested in doing the same can contact Grace Shackney at 732-549-3294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I was recently at Charles field standing in between a Rec Field Hockey game and a travel soccer game. One very young travel soccer player said to his teammate "Do you know why they call is Rec? Because they play like a wreck." It struck me as so sad but also so wrong. What are we doing to our kids?"
The 21st Annual Metuchen Seniors Citizens Luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. at a new venue, Metuchen High School.
All ages are welcome to this fun event, which features a fully-catered meal, including beverages and dessert, entertainment and door prizes. Metuchen High School is handicapped accessible and features free parking.
The annual fund-raiser helps subsidize activities for local seniors at the Borough-funded Senior Citizens Center, and is its only fund-raiser of the year. The donation is just $25.00.
For more information, access the Metuchen Seniors, Inc. at http://www.metuchennj.org/senior_center_main.html or call (732) 632-8524.
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:
Cathy Ostermueller, Director, Senior Citizen Center
John Wooding, Vice President