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First Lady Mary Pat Christie announces her 35th overall New Jersey Hero, Jack McDonald, whose GI Tickets Foundation has bettered the lives of military members and their families since 2011. First Lady Mary Pat Christie visits the Center for Great Expectations, a residential and outpatient treatment center whose mission is to provide homeless pregnant women a safe place to live. First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced her 33rd New Jersey Hero, Beth Stefannacci, who started Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation after her 13-year-old son Richard was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2006 and lost his battle with the rare bone cancer a year later. First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced that Drumthwacket, the Governor’s official residence, will be lit up in blue on March 21st to “Light the Way” to bring attention to Down Syndrome cognition research. First Lady Mary Pat Christie Names Melina Garcia of Union City Music Project as the 32nd New Jersey Hero Drumthwacket to “Glow Red” on February 6 to Recognize National Wear Red Day
  • First Lady Mary Pat Christie Names GI Tickets Foundation President Jack McDonald as the 4th New Jersey Hero of 2015 During Military Appreciation Month

    First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced her 35th overall New Jersey Hero and 2nd Online New Jersey Hero, Jack McDonald, whose GI Tickets Foundation has bettered the lives of military members by creating personal experiences for them and their loved ones

    As a junior in high school, Jack founded the GI Tickets Foundation, which sends active duty soldiers and their families to major sporting events and concerts as a ‘thank you’ for their service
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  • First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces Peg Wright, Founder of The Center for Great Expectations, as 34th New Jersey Hero

    First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced Peg Wright, founder and CEO of The Center for Great Expectations, as the 3rd New Jersey Hero of 2015, and 34th Garden State resident to be named a hero since 2010

    The Center for Great Expectations is a residential and outpatient treatment center whose mission is to provide homeless pregnant women a safe place, a safe presence, and a safe path so they may complete a healthy pregnancy, choose a next right step, and follow through on their plan
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  • First Lady Mary Pat Christie Announces Go4theGoal Founder Beth Stefannacci Chosen as 33rd New Jersey Hero

    First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced her 33rd New Jersey Hero, Beth Stefannacci, who started Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation after her 13-year-old son Richard was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2006 and lost his battle with the rare bone cancer a year later

    After her son's diagnosis, Beth realized there was a lack of resources available for families with children battling cancer
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