MONTVILLE — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event dedicated to saving lives from cancer. For over 35 years, communities worldwide have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change. Funds raised through Relay For Life support breakthrough research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings, and much more.
The Montville Area Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society took place on Sunday, June 10, surpassing their initial goal of $57,000 by raising $60,035.67. The event at the Montville Township High School track was a meaningful gathering to commemorate life. Attendees enjoyed various activities such as singing, face painting, vendor booths, performances, a DJ, hair braiding, and more. These activities aimed to bring cancer survivors and fundraisers together, fostering a sense of hope for the future.
Event chair Ellen Brody Decker emphasized the collective purpose of the participants: to champion the battle against cancer and work towards a world without this disease. Walking the track that day meant joining millions worldwide who share the same goal of saving lives.
Lenore Drucks emerged as the top fundraiser, having raised an impressive sum of over $15,114. During her speech, she expressed deep emotions as she shared the story of her twin brother, whom she recently lost to cancer.
A poignant moment took place during the event as participants took a silent lap to honor those who have lost their lives to cancer and those who continue to fight the disease. The lap followed a soul-stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace” by Laura Justnes.
For those still interested in contributing, the Relay for Life website will remain open until the end of August. Donations can be made by clicking here.
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