Cancer Survivors and Caregivers to be Honored at American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Survivors Lap. Karen DeChristopher holding the Survivors Banner from 2016 Relay For Life

MORRIS COUNTY — Local cancer survivors will take the celebratory first lap and their caregivers will join them for the second lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event on Saturday, May 5 at Morristown Armory, 430 Washington, Morristown. The Survivors Lap will begins after the 4:00 opening ceremony.

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. 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 & 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 “Carnival for a Cure.” 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 Everest Reinsurance, Western Pest Services, 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 , or call Sarah Greulich at (973) 285-8030.