FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

PROJECT LIFESAVER

Sheriff Ralph Froehlich explains Project Lifesaver to seniors at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Mountainside
PHOTO BY JIM LOWNEY

PROJECT LIFESAVER FUNDRAISER SET FOR JUNE 21st—Sheriff Ralph Froehlich explains Project Lifesaver to seniors at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights during a visit.

The Project Lifesaver program helps individuals with autism, alzheimer’s disease or other debilitating disorders by outfitting them with a watch-sized transmitter which can be tracked by the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit if the individual is reported missing or lost.

Union County Corrections Officers and Sheriff’s Officers will play each other in the first-ever Freeholder’s Charitable Cup Softball game on Saturday, June 21st, 1 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth as a fundraiser to benefit the Lifesaver program.

Sheriff Froehlich recently announced a partnership with United Way of Union County and the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in identifying individuals and their families who may need the transmitter.

Tickets for the fundraiser game are $10—with all proceeds going toward
Project Lifesaver—and can be purchased by calling Undersheriff Gerald Green
at 908-527-4450.