Cranford Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Operation Take Back @ Cranford Police Department | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Cranford Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Cranford Police Department at 8 Springfield Avenue, rear entrance. (We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Ameri cans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

Contact Information:
Joseph Van Bergen
Captain
908-272-2222

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Greta’s Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
Greta's Run @ Roosevelt Intermediate School | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

5K RUN • WALK • ROLL • VOLUNTEER • DONATE • SPONSOR | April 28

Greta’s Run is the principal fundraiser for Greta’s Run Foundation, a volunteer-led, granting-making 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Greta’s Run is organized in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School freshman who died from injuries sustained on the first anniversary of 9/11 when a tree fell on her during lunch. Her childhood friends, Jayne Ruotolo and Ben Nanna, founded Greta’s Run in 2013, to continue the work Greta was already doing. In honor of Greta’s sister Elise, who has cerebral palsy, all proceeds benefit people with special & adaptive needs.

“The Westfield Public Schools join with the community in upholding the values of kindness and compassion that have become Greta’s legacy. The students, athletes and staff look forward to helping make Greta’s Run a success.”
Westfield School District Statement

May
7
Tue
2019
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRUNCH YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFE @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING HEALTHY FOODS TO AVOID BEING DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND, ALSO MANAGE YOUR DIET IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

In Conjunction with the Shoprite Dietician of Garwood. It will be interactive, fun, and sure to be educational.

May
14
Tue
2019
Pop Up Yoga with Alluem @ Cranford Community Center
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm