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7th Annual Berkeley College Charity Car Show Raises More Than $25,000 for Boomer Esiason Foundation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

7TH ANNUAL BERKELEY COLLEGE CHARITY CAR SHOW
RAISES MORE THAN $25,000 FOR BOOMER ESIASON FOUNDATION

Vintage and collector cars from across the tri-state area recently rolled into the parking lot of Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ, for the 7th Annual Charity Car Show. A total of 345 cars were registered in the show, which raised more than $25,000 for the Boomer Esiason Foundation to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. A check was presented last week at the New York City headquarters of WFAN Radio, which hosts the Boomer and Carton Morning Show.

“Thanks to a matching donation from Berkeley College and the involvement of many volunteers, this year’s Charity Car Show broke records from previous shows and raised a significant amount of money for this worthy cause,” said Robert Oddo, Berkeley College Senior Director of Enrollment and Founder of the Car Show.

The Charity Car Show was supported by a team of Berkeley College associates and students, along with their families and friends.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. 

A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.  

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Photo Caption A: Berkeley College recently presented a check for more than $25,000 to the Boomer Esiason Foundation at the New York City headquarters of WFAN Radio, which hosts the Boomer and Carton Morning Show. Left to right are Boomer Esiason; Vicky Torunidis, Berkeley College Administrative Assistant, Adult Admissions, Paramus; Dipexa Gandhi, Berkeley College Associate, Adult Admissions, Paramus; Elaine Coleman, Berkeley College Director, Adult Admissions, Paramus; and Rob Oddo, Berkeley College Senior Director of Enrollment and Founder of the Charity Car Show.

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Photo Caption B: A total of 345 classic and collector cars were on display at the 7th Annual Charity Car Show at Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ. The show raised more than $25,000 for the Boomer Esiason Foundation to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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