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Relay 2018 Returns to Governor Livingston High School

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2018 Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit will be returning to Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on June 2-3.

"We are excited about the possibility of Relay for Life returning to Governor Livingston High School in 2018.  This event is an integral part of our community and an incredible opportunity for our students to help others," said Judith Rattner, Superintendent of Berkeley Heights School District. Being at the high school also allows for an indoor location in case of inclement weather.

A statement from the Relay for Live Event Leadership Team said, "The Event Leadership Team is  hoping that many more teams will join us this year. If you have a group of friends, a book club or other group, please form a team. Relay 2018 is looking for people who will work together to solicit money for ACS and then walk the track on June 2nd to demonstrate that Cancer does not sleep and neither do we.  It is not too early to start the process.  Go to RelayForLife.org and sign up.

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Relay for Life is a Community Event. The three prongs are Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.   Everyone has been touched by Cancer.   At relay we Celebrate  the survivors and those who are starting the journey.  At Relay, we Remember those we lost to Cancer and at Relay, we Fight Back to help prevent Cancer."

Relay for Life raises money for  the  American Cancer Society (ACS). The American Cancer Society is leading the fight for a world without Cancer.  From research, education and prevention to treatment, recovery and support of patients, caregivers, long-term survivors, ACS stands united in its mission to achieve a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

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. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2017. “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 Patti Broccoli, Event Chairperson “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.”
 
Visit relayforlife.org to learn more about the event or contact Patti Broccoli at (908)591-7269 or pabrocc@verizon.net or Margaret Illis at Margaret.illis@gmail.com.  
 
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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