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Reeve to speak at FirstEnergy Park

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood BlueClaws and Eric Taylor’s Empower-ment Group have announced that actor Christopher Reeve will headline Empower New Jersey 2004, “A Night of Inspiration,” Sept. 29 at FirstEnergy Park sponsored by Diane Turton, Realtors.

Business and community members will gather for a night of networking followed by special guest speaker, Reeve, and others who will share their triumphs over adversity.

“This is a landmark event for our organization,” Lakewood BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown said. “The expo and message from the event will be invaluable for people of all walks of life in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Mr. Reeve has been an inspiration to millions and we are honored to have him at FirstEnergy Park.”

Tickets to the event will include admission to the business expo and a seat to “A Night of Inspiration.”

Gates will open for the business expo and networking session at 3 p.m., followed by an inspirational evening with Reeve. The event will take place rain or shine with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, a merger of the American Paralysis Association.

This event includes a special marketing opportunity for local businesses to display information during the Business to Consumer Expo that will include four tickets to the seminar. Interested parties can register for the table display by contacting Joe Scalise at (732) 901-7000, ext. 160.

Reeve was paralyzed in an equestrian competition in 1995 and has not only put a human face on spinal cord injury but, he has motivated neuroscientists around the world to conquer the most complex diseases of the brain and Central Nervous System. Currently, Reeve continues directing in television and film.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the event, contact the Lake-wood BlueClaws executive offices at (732) 901-7000 or visit the Internet Web site

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