Greater Parsippany’s Relay for Life

RFL_FY13_greeting_photo2The American Cancer Society of Greater Parsippany’s Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, June 8 and  at Veterans Park. The Event will be held from 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 9.   Registration will start on Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m.

The Relay For Life is a noncompetitive walk event to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Representatives from local Corporate Sponsors Including Shop-Rite, Century 21, Starbucks, and more will also be on hand.

The theme of the 2012 Relay is “Rainbow Connections”.  The day and night will be filled with music courtesy of DJ Artem Lomaz.   There are many activities including a Party Magic Balloon Show, Karaoke, Zumba Dance Instruction, face painting for children, and a bounce house among others.  There will also be themed laps from start to finish to help keep Relayers going through the night because “cancer does not sleep.”

There are three themes to every Relay for Life Event – Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.  The celebration portion includes a dinner for cancer Survivors and their Care Givers.  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 funds for Research.  The American Cancer Society funds research for all types of cancer.  93% of all money raised goes to continuing research efforts.

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.

For more information and to register click here.