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Relay For Life of Morris County: Dedicated to Raising Funds for Cancer

PARSIPPANY — The Relay For Life of Morris County is dedicated to raising money for cancer research and was held at Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive, on Saturday, June 6. As of press time, the event raised $11,795.79. The two top teams raised Cerullo Strong at $4,666 and Answer for Cancer at #3,947. The top three participants are Hannah Cerullo, $2,116; Ella Manoff, $1,132 and Douglas Gabel, $1,089.

PHHS Junior Nicolas Hornung, 16, Jill Cerullo amd Junior Tyler Hanenberg, 17
 
PHHS Junior Thomas Ruppert, 17 and Judy Hernandez. Ruppert is part of PHHS Green Team
Dee dePierro, Parsippany Hills High School Key Club Advisor Kristine Bushong, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Council Vice President Michael dePierro

The Relay for Life is a noncompetitive walk event to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

Adam Kandil, Councilman Frank Neglia, Councilman Paul Carifi, Jr., Council Vice President Michael dePierro, Mayor James Barberio, Karen DeChristopher, and Councilman Justin Musella.

The day and night will be filled with music from a DJ and guest entertainers—many activities, including Contests, Corn Hole, and Flag Football.

Themed Laps scattered throughout the event, including Water Balloon Lap, Three-legged Lap,

Dan Cassidy and Three-time cancer survivor Karen DeChristopher

Egg & Spoon Lap, Freeze-Dance Lap, Skipping Lap, Partner Lap, Cupid Shuffle Lap,  Speed Walk Lap, and Backwards Lap.

Survivors walk around the track.

There are three central themes to every Relay for Life Event – Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back. The celebration portion includes a dinner for cancer Survivors and their CareGivers.  The remembrance portion includes a moving Luminaria Ceremony in which friends and loved ones lost to cancer are remembered. The event is a way of fighting 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.

You can still donate by clicking here.

PHHS Junior Thomas Ruppert, 17 and Judy Hernandez. Ruppert is part of PHHS Green Team

For more information on the American Cancer Society, click here.

 

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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