The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Berkeley/Lacey will hold a free kickoff for the annual event on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Mill Pond Elementary School, 210 Western Blvd., Lanoka Harbor. The snow date is March 2.
Everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life, which will be held May 20-21 at Veterans Park in Bayville. The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 5,200 events worldwide. “This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Nancy Costello, Volunteer Event Co-Lead. “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.”
Visit www.RelayForLife.org/BerkeleyNJ to learn more about the event or contact Nancy Costello or Maryellen Holmes at 732-206-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.