MOUNTAIN LAKES — Karen DeChristopher from American Cancer Society Relay For Life made a presentation at the Monday, April 22 Mountain Lakes Township Council meeting.
The 2019 American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, May 18, at the Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive, from 4:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:00 p.m.
This year’s event is being dedicated to Sean Ries, Hannah Cerullo, and Emma Wyman. All three of these superheroes have battled a form of pediatric cancer and are our inspirations for this year’s Relay For Life event! A portion of proceeds from this year’s event is being directly fed into pediatric cancer research.
Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are encouraged to join the celebration. As the survivors walk, other participants touched by cancer in some way, will cheer them on in a demonstration of support and celebration. All survivors and their caregiver are invited to attend a very special dinner given in their honor at 5:30 p.m.
The Relay For Life is a community event where teams and individuals come together to honor, celebrate, and raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. There are three points to every Relay for Life Event, Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back. The celebration portion includes a special dinner for any cancer Survivor and their Caregiver. The remembrance portion includes a moving Luminaria Ceremony in which friends and loved-ones lost to cancer are remembered. The entire event is a way of fighting back against cancer by raising the much needed funds. 93% of the money raised will help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund continuous cancer research that will help protect future generations from all types of cancer.
We invite everyone to attend this Relay For Life event, the theme for this year’s Relay will be “Superheroes” There will be inspiring speakers that have been touched by cancer, special music, themed laps, a Frozen T-shirt contest, face-painting for children, games and other fun activities, entertainment throughout the course of the event, as well as food, beverages, goodies and so much more.
By supporting Relay For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Thanks to our sponsors: Garden State Elite Volleyball Club, Western Pest Services, South Street Yoga & Nutrition and Parsippany Applebee’s.
If you are a cancer survivor, caregiver or have been touch by cancer in some way and would like to be part of the Relay For Life event click here, please visit or call Cori Mastropolo at Cori.Mastropolo@cancer.org or call (973) 285-8043.