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CAPTION: On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the BronxNet 25th Anniversary Gala Luncheon.
The event was hosted by award-winning journalist Darlene Rodriguez, co-anchor of Today in New York on NBC.
“BronxNet has afforded everyday Bronxites countless opportunities to tell their own unique stories. Our borough has been through some dramatic changes since I first took office in 2009 and BronxNet has been there to document every minute. Here’s to 25 more years in The Boogie Down Bronx!” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
CAPTION: On October 10, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. spoke at the Sixth Annual Shadow League Awards, held at the at The Edison Ballroom, to tout the sports website’s involvement in The Bronx community as well as their support of the borough president’s “#Not62” health initiative.
Borough President Diaz Jr. joined Shadow League Awards honorees ESPN analyst and new “NBA Countdown” host Maria Taylor; NCAA champion, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star Tina Charles; and Pepsi Head of Basketball Marketing, Charece Williams-Gee; to thank The Shadow League for all of their support, over the years, particularly their involvement in the “#Not62” initiative.
“#Not62” aims to improve the health of the borough, by partnering up with the business community, healthcare providers and community-based/faith based organizations to help guide key decision makers to find ways to integrate a public health framework that will help The Bronx improve the overall health of the community.
“I want to thank The Shadow League, not just for the invite to their 6th Annual Award show, but more importantly for their partnership in helping us, as a borough, with our ‘#Not62’ initiative,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Whether it is sponsoring our annual Family Olympiad or hosting movie screenings such as “Brian Banks,” collaboration with entities such as The Shadow League are key, working together as a community to help improve the health and lives of our Bronx residents. I want to thank Yussuf Khan, GM and SVP of The Shadow League, a Bronxite who has done well and who does not forget his roots, working hard alongside us to improve the lives of residents through sports, physical activity, and most importantly, participation and engagement in the community.”
CAPTION: On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. held a luncheon and celebration for senior citizens who have survived cancer at Veterans’ memorial Hall in The Bronx County Building. The event was sponsored by Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Plus, Walgreens/Duane Reade and the American Cancer Society.
CAPTION: On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took part in the The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Orchard Beach.
The annual event raises money to fund cancer research, promote education and provides patient support to those in need.