Star Studded “Unbreakable” Event Helps Students Find Ways to Find Kindness

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TOMS RIVER-Thanks to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, UNBREAKABLE, a forum against bullying, will come to RWJBarnabas Health Arena Nov. 15.

The event will feature Marie Unanue, author of The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso; Bryant Moore of Smarty Pants Educational Services; Maureen & Jesse Morella of Jesse’s Journey; and Kate Ecke of Live Your Best Life.

Entertainment will include Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin from “Stranger Things”) and his band Work In Progress; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Richie Sambora with the Point Pleasant Borough High School Choir; Gabe Hurley of The New Black; and TRRS high school and intermediate drama students.

Headliner Marie Unanue is a proponent of the Kindness Challenge, which she’s bringing to Toms River Regional Schools in advance of UNBREAKABLE.

Students have been invited to log on to and print out the Be Kindness AdvoCATe sign. Then, students can upload a picture to social media representing what kindness means to them—including friends, family, pets, or anyone—along with a description of their story of kindness with the hashtag #LetsAllBeKind. The student with best act of kindness will win a basket of kindness with an iPhone 8, a book signed by Marie Unanue, and more.

Students must complete their submissions for the TRRS Kindness Challenge by Nov. 12.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for UNBREAKABLE and concessions for food and drink purchases will be open for the forum. There will also be a raffle to win a “Stranger Things” bike, as well as the announcement of the TRRS Kindness Challenge winner.

Tickets to UNBREAKABLE are free and available at