Susan Collins Named National MS Society Senator of the Year

 

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Daniel “Dan” Farber is a Rutgers School of Business graduate who has served as president and CEO of New Jersey’s Bright Lights USA since 1990. In addition to his role with Bright Lights, Dan Farber supports multiple nonprofit organizations, including the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

On March 1, the National MS Society recognized multiple politicians for their commitment to supporting MS research and advocacy at the legislative level. U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine received one of the highest honors when she was named 2017 U.S. Senator of the Year by the nonprofit organization. In addition to being a vocal defender of increased access to affordable health care, Sen. Collins serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. She also belongs to the Congressional MS Caucus.

Sen. Collins has consistently introduced and authored legislation promoting expanded and improved access to health care for Americans. She recently authored an amendment in the Tax Cuts and Reform Act that ensures individuals with high medical costs can deduct various expenses, and she previously introduced the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act, which was subsequently passed by Congress. Senator Collins was presented with the award during the 27th annual Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Red Cross Reports Fires are Up, Rolls Out Prevention Program

 

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President and CEO of Bright Lights USA, Inc., in Barrington, New Jersey, Daniel “Dan” Farber leads the company’s efforts to produce and distribute spare parts to clients in the defense and industrial sectors. When he isn’t working at Bright Lights, Dan Farber supports relief organizations such as the American Red Cross.

In early January, the American Red Cross reported its response to home fires in the first days of 2018 increased significantly compared to the same period in the previous year. From Jan. 1-9, the organization said home fires jumped almost 60 percent, with 3,150 fires reported in that time period versus 2,003 in 2017.

As part of its effort to help reduce home fires and the deaths that can result from lack of detection, the Red Cross rolled out an initiative during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to install smoke alarms inside homes located in at-risk neighborhoods. The organization also provided education about fire prevention and what to do when a fire breaks out. To learn more about the American Red Cross and its programs, visit redcross.org.

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SNAME to Hold 2016 Maritime Convention in November

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Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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For over 25 years, Daniel “Dan” Farber has served as president and chief executive officer of Bright Lights USA in Barrington, New Jersey. Throughout his career at Bright Lights, Dan Farber has maintained memberships in several organizations, including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

In its efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of naval architecture and marine engineering professionals, SNAME oversees a variety of educational programs and activities. Registration is currently open for SNAME’s 2016 Maritime Convention, which will take place November 1-5 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.

Students and professionals from around the world are expected to attend the event to take part in several days of educational sessions focused on shipbuilding, ship dynamics, alternative marine fuel, ferry safety, and a wide range of other topics. In addition to a variety of learning activities, the convention will feature a student and young professional job fair, several networking events, and an expo where attendees will have the opportunity to browse the latest products and services from dozens of companies.

For more information about the SNAME 2016 Maritime Convention, visit www.sname.org.

ALS Association Hosts Walk to Defeat ALS in New Jersey

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In 1990, Daniel “Dan” Farber founded Bright Lights USA, located in Barrington, New Jersey. As Bright Lights USA’s chief executive officer, he oversees the daily operations of the firm. When not in the office, Dan Farber supports numerous charitable organizations, one of which includes the ALS Association.

Founded in 1985, the ALS Association is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through its nationwide chapters, the ALS Association connects individuals and families dealing with the disease, and the Greater Philadelphia chapter represents those living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

One of the fundraising events sponsored by the ALS Association is its Walk to Defeat ALS. This walk, which is the association’s biggest annual event, raises money to sustain patient care and support research with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for the disease. The Lakewood Walk to Defeat ALS occurred on May 7, 2016, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey. Participants for this two-mile walk raised more than $50,000.

The Boys and Girls Club of Camden County

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Boys and Girls Club of Camden County
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For more than 26 years, Daniel “Dan” Farber has served as president and chief executive officer of Bright Lights USA in Barrington, New Jersey. When he is not leading sales and operations at Bright Lights, Dan Farber contributes to local charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County.

The Boys and Girls Club of Camden County hosts a number of programs that address each of the Boys and Girls Club’s five core program areas, such as education and career development, character and leadership development, the arts, health and life skills, and sports, fitness, and recreation. One of the organization’s most impactful programs is Triple Play, the Boys and Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) premiere health and wellness initiative, which has been designed to enhance participants’ bodies, minds, and souls.

Founded with the help of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Triple Play operates with a mission of raising the physical activity levels of children between the ages of 6 and 18 through exercise routines, games, sports, and six unique Daily Fitness Challenges. As a complete health and wellness program, Triple Play also touches on matters of eating healthily and developing healthy personal relationships. The program even engages parents and guardians through the Healthy Habits program and Triple Play Parents Game Plan. To learn more about healthy living and the Triple Play program visit www.bgca.org.

Supporting Children and Families – Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

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Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
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New Jersey resident and graduate of Rutgers School of Business, Daniel “Dan” Farber is the chief executive officer and president of Bright Lights USA. In addition to leading Bright Lights, Dan Farber supports several charitable organizations, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC).

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center provides advocacy, education, and resources for children’s mental health services. CCTC helps more than 2,400 families every year to understand adverse experiences using techniques based on decades of research. Outreach programs are offered in homes, schools, the community, and in nearby Montgomery County.

Trained Children’s Crisis Treatment Center mobile behavioral health therapists administer rehabilitation services to identify and address kids’ issues. Therapeutic staff members partner with youths on an individual basis giving support they need to succeed in life. CCTC care coordinators oversee the entire care process ensuring the child’s family unit is aware of health and support resources in their area, and facilitates communication between behavioral health programs.