|CARE TO WALK/RUN HONORS GLORIA ZATSKO|
|As a business owner and lifetime local resident, Gloria Zatsko had always been an active member and generous supporter of the community. She was also a pioneer of women's ledership roles in|
WHAT IS CARE TO WALK/RUN?
The Care to Walk/Run North Brunswick is an annual 5K event first held in 1999 to honor cancer survivors, remember those who lost their battles with the disease, and raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk.
Founded in 1998 by a group of women in North Brunswick, New Jersey who had personally dealt with breast and/or ovarian cancer, Care to Walk/Run has raised over $250,000 in support of cancer awareness, with proceeds going to The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
This year’s Walk/Run will be held on Sunday, October 25 at the NBTHS Football Field. On-site registration and check-in starts at 8:00 am, with the main event set to begin at 9:00 am.
business. In the early 60's Gloria was instrumental in the formation of the North Brunswick Women's Club and served as its 2nd President. She earned the nationwide Shell Oil Company Education Award. Gloria also served on the Middlesex Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She volunteered for many other organizations such as the Catholic Lay Board and the Sacred Heart PTA., which allowed her to orchestrate an after-school program for 7th and 8th graders. In the early 70's Gloria embarked on a career in real estate and it was not too long after that she became a leader in the real estate industry, winning many sales awards, and was honored by the Gallery of Homes for being the top agent in the country. In 1991, Gloria and her son, Andrew, established Gloria Zastko, Realtors. Today the firm is recognized as one of the most successful and trusted realtors in Central Jersey.
In 2002, Gloria received the Ann Marie Chandlee Heritage Award - The Heritage Award is bestowed each year to a township resident who has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in North Brunswick as a volunteer with a non-profit group or civic organization for an extended period of time.
In October 2004, she served as one of the honored chairpersons for the 225th Gala Celebration of North Brunswick. That same year, she was honored by North Brunswick as Person of the Year. In June of 2009, Gloria was inducted into the New Brunswick High School Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and in June of 2011, she was honored as the Middlesex County Citizen of the Year Award in the category of Business by the Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women.
Gloria was a contributor to many causes. Annually, she and her agency donated holiday gifts to the Women Aware shelter and Thanksgiving dinners to the local food banks. She was a yearly sponsor for North Brunswick’s Heritage Day, also providing their horse and buggy ride. She was a donor for Bras for Cause. Each year, she gave a Gloria Zastko, Realtors scholarship to a deserving North Brunswick senior who excels in business administration. Gloria will be missed, as she was a generous and dedicated member of the community where she supported just about every request asked of her.
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