Sunday, June 10, 2018

8:30AM – 12:00PM (Registration, Walk and Family Fun)

Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ


Join the second annual 2018 Take a Walk in Our Genes

The Genetic Services Department at Hackensack University Medical Center will host its second annual Fun Walk on June 10, 2018 at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Thanks to all of our generous supporters from last year, we were able to provide aide to 13 families under our care.  The event, Take a Walk in Our Genes, will continue to benefit the patients and families under the care of Genetic Services and allow us to provide resources for them in situations where there are financial/insurance limitations.  The need for support continues to be ongoing as we are helping some patients with critical therapies.

Established in 1979, Genetic Services at Hackensack University Medical Center has been at the forefront of clinical genetics in northern New Jersey for almost forty years. We are a comprehensive clinical genetics practice offering risk assessment, evaluation, and testing in the areas of preconception/prenatal, pediatric, adult, and hereditary cancer genetics, along with personalized management and supportive counseling for genetic conditions.  Our team includes compassionate, highly skilled, board certified medical geneticists, genetic counselors, metabolic dietitian, medical assistants and administrative support staff.  As genetics has become an integral component of clinical diagnosis and care, our team regularly consults with numerous specialties within the Hackensack Meridian Health network to support continuity of care for the patients.

To register for the walk: Click REGISTER YOUR TEAM (if you are registering as your own fundraising team) or JOIN A TEAM (if you are registering under an existing team – most common choice for friends or family of a Genetics patient or family). Follow the prompts and instructions. Questions about registration? Contact Theresa Valentino at or 551-996-3754.

For registration options and registration FAQ click here.

To donate to the walk or a team (only select this option if you are not planning to participate in the walk). Click DONATE and follow the prompts. Questions or need help processing your gift? Contact Theresa Valentino at or 551-996-3754.

Donations may also be mailed to:  Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, 160 Essex Street, Suite 101 Lodi, NJ 07644.  Please include 2018 Take a Walk in Our Genes and the team or individual’s name that you are supporting in the memo.

To sponsor the event, click here.

Interested in volunteering at the event or providing services? Contact Theresa Valentino at or 551-996-3754.

About Genetics Services: Genetics Service Department is a leader in clinical genetics in the metropolitan area and has been in existence for more than 30 years, offering genetic services and testing for both children and adults. All patients are seen by board-certified medical geneticists and/or genetic counselors in the areas of preconception/prenatal, cancer, pediatric, and adult genetics. Patients are evaluated for risk assessment, testing, and management, as well as supportive counseling. Our goal is to improve the lives of our patients by providing them with the important information they need to make the best possible decisions. 

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