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Relay Kicks off with Rally in Berkeley Heights on Friday, Sept. 5

August 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Relay For Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit will be holding a Relay Rally on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. to kick off 2015 event planning and celebrate the partnership between the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C).

This event will be held at the Berkeley Heights Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center on Cottage Street in Berkeley Heights. It is a joint viewing party for a network television event celebrating the new ACS and SU2C partnership, and kicking off the event planning for our Division-leading Relay For Life event.

All community members who may be interested in joining the event leadership team should plan to attend this event. The event chairs this year are Patti Broccoli, James Finley and Linda Weber. They will be sharing information about exciting changes to the event for 2015, roles on the leadership team that need to be filled, and thanking all of the volunteers who have helped make this Relay the #1 event in the Eastern Division (all of NY and NJ) for the fourth year in a row.

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Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society-sponsored event that gives the communities of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Summit and surrounding towns the opportunity to come together and Celebrate life, cancer survivorship and caregivers; Remember those lost to this dread disease; and Fight Back against cancer by raising money for patient programs and ground-breaking research being done every day. The event brings together our communities, but also joins people from all generations and walks of life.

To join the exciting event on Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m., please RSVP to Patti Broccoli at pabrocc@verizon.net.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives and help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; being a support system for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer; and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 12 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.

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