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Stockton Students Step It Up for Relay for Life

Brooke Franklin, center, of Lake Como and her Relay for Life team members: Christopher Freeman, left, of Medford, Kristina Ferguson of Flemington, Georgie Greib of Wall and Geraldine Pampo of Iselin. Credits: Savannah Wolfe
Participants in Stockton University’s Relay for Life prepare to set up their campsites for the 24-hour fundraising event. Credits: Brooke Franklin
Luminarias spell out the word “brave” at the Stockton Sports Center — honoring the memory of loved ones lost to cancer, those currently in treatment and those who have overcome the disease. Credits: Brooke Franklin

GALLOWAY, NJ — Stockton University students who hail from Monmouth County joined their classmates to participate yesterday in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The Stockton Sports Center was transformed into pirate-themed indoors “campgrounds,” where teams of volunteers set up campsites for the 12-hour fundraiser. During that time, team members took turns walking around a track, making sure to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Relay for Life Stockton University is expected to reach its $35,000 goal for the ACS’s signature fundraising event.

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