CRANFORD, NJ – Friends of Colin will host its Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday in Hanson Park.

The egg hunt is held in honor of Colin Maher, a Cranford teen who passed away from Ewing’s Sarcoma eight years ago. The hunt, organized by Colin’s friends, honors his memory and one of his favorite holidays.

“Colin loved candy and Easter, and ran an Easter egg hunt for the neighborhood at his home,” a press release from Friends of Colin reads. “So when looking for fundraising events, his friends decided to hold a town-wide Easter Egg hunt, held generally on the Saturday before Palm Sunday.”

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The egg hunt will feature the Easter Bunny, gift baskets, face painting and a bake sale. Participating children should register online in advance and bring their own basket to collect eggs.

On Saturday, March 24, registration begins at 10 a.m. The hunt kicks off at 11 a.m.

Last November, the Friends of Colin Turkey Trot raised more than $9,000. All the proceeds from Friends of Colin events benefit the research of Dr. Jeff Toretsky, a Georgetown University doctor working to cure Ewing’s Sarcoma.

“Dr. Toretsky’s research is leading to some promising therapies that are going through further testing,” the press release reads.

To register and for more information, click here.