Health & Wellness

Fair Lawn, Glen Rock Relay for Life Kick-Off to Feature "Voice" Finalist, Jan. 31

Felicia Temple, February 2017 "Voice" finalist and cancer survivor, to perform at Jan. 31 Relay for Life Kick-off event in Fair Lawn.

FAIR LAWN, NJ – The borough will host the Relay for Life Kick-Off event on Jan. 31 at the Community Center, according to Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove.

Cosgrove announced the event, the second annual cancer fundraiser in town, on Jan. 23, reminding residents of the fundraiser that drew hundreds of people in its first year.

The Fair Lawn chapter of Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will hold the event 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Recreation Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn.

Sign Up for E-News

Featured at the event will be New Jersey native Felicia Temple, a finalist from NBC’s “The Voice.” Temple, who beat carcinoid cancer and was a finalist on the show in February 2017, will share her own story.

Temple’s story includes writing and recording her EP, “The Balancing Act,” while undergoing chemotherapy and abdominal surgery in 2015-2016. Temple obtained her nursing degree while pursuing her solo music career.

The event will include a light dinner, a presentation and information about Relay for Life and the work it supports, and entertainment, including a performance by Temple.

Assunta Trischka, Fair Lawn’s Volunteer Event Leader, reviewed the event at the recent Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce meeting, as well.

The actual date for the relay is June 9-10, 6 p.m.-6 a.m., at the Dobrow Sports Complex in Fair Lawn.

The Glen Rock relay committee is joining Fair Lawn this year for their event.

Several other community leaders are joining Cosgrove in his leadership this year, including Dena DeSantis, Stuart Pace, Rhonda Aversa, Nandini Jani, Lascinda Goetschuis, Ilene Levine, Fair Lawn Councilwoman Gail Friedberg-Rottenstrich, Erin Miller, Rachel Oster, Caryn Starr-Gates and Tim Yuskaitis.

There is no charge to attend but reservations are required; to make a reservation, email or register online at


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Fair Lawn/Glen Rock

TAPinto Travels Interviews Celebrity Politicians on Their Travel Preferences

February 12, 2018

TAPintoTravels - We frequent many events in the course of our travels. One of our favorite experiences is interviewing famous people about their travel preferences.  Here are a couple of our favorite interviews featuring politicians.

In this clip, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey speaks about his love of Jersey City and what it has to offer.

In this clip, ...

Tribute in Light Will Shine Tonight for 9/11

Tribute in Light will project above the Manhattan skyline tonight to honor those that were lost on 9/11.  The beloved tribute is put on by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and has become a symbol of the tragedy.  The twin beams will be visible from much of the metro area and represent the original World Trade Center Towers.


Hawthorne Firefighters Talk Shop: Challenges and Resident Safety

February 21, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - TAPinto Hawthorne sat down with some members of Hawthorne’s Rescue Company 5 of the Fire Department.  Chief Joseph Speranza, Captain Joseph Pagnozzi, Lieutenant Kyle Johnson, Firefighter Joseph Gaglione, Firefighter and Company 5 President Jason Goodrich, and Probationary Firefighter Nikolais Filingeri were on hand to talk about the work they do, the challenges they ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM

The Bethwood, Totowa

Have-A-Heart Tricky Tray

Food & Drink Giving Back

Sun, March 4, 2:00 PM

The Performing Arts School at BergenPAC, Englewood

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents ‘Voices in ...

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, March 9, 7:30 PM

Glen Rock Middle School, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Middle School to Perform Mary Poppins

Arts & Entertainment

Bergen County Clerk Sets 2018 Goals with Municipal Clerks

February 23, 2018

HACKENSACK -- Municipal clerks from almost all of the 70 municipalities in Bergen County assembled at the County Clerk's office Thursday morning to plan how best to offer services to residents throughout the year, and specifically during upcoming elections.

Bergen County Clerk John Hogan began the event with a few housekeeping notes, mainly regarding staffing changes. He announced ...