Union County Vocational Technical School will host the 8th Annual Relay For Life
DATE TBA (7pm - 7am).
Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event, is an overnight celebration of hope, progress and answers. Relay For Life is a unique event that raises community awareness of prevention and detection of cancer and of services for those currently battling the disease, while raising much-needed funds in the fight for the cure. Relay For Life happens in over 5000 communities across the United States, including over 80 events in New Jersey.
The Relay For Life is an overnight, team event, whereby teams are formed in honor or in memory of someone who has battled cancer, and they raise funds in advance of the event. The average team raises $2,500 to support American Cancer Society Research, Education and Patient Services. The money we raise stays within our community to help those diagnosed with cancer and their families, as well as to fund life saving research going on at our area hospitals and universities. It’s called a Relay because team members take turns walking all night, the idea being that one person from every team is walking on the track for the entire duration of the event.
Last year 100 teams with over 1000 participants raised over $215,000 in the fight against cancer! This year, if we meet our goal we will have raised over $1, 000, 000 in the past 8 years in the fight against cancer. Over 60 cancer survivors were the “Stars” of the Relay. I am writing today hoping that you can join us in the fight against cancer.
If you would like to find out more information about Relay for Life and things you can do the night of Relay please contact one of the Relay for Life Advisors listed in the attached informational letter. There are also a list of opportunities where volunteers are needed.