FAIR LAWN, NJ – The third Relay for Life in Fair Lawn & Glen Rock came to a close last night at JJ’s Pub on Broadway in Fair Lawn, with organizers announcing this year’s event raised $80,000 to fight cancer.

Relay for Life co-leader Assunta Trischka and Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs John Cosgrove led the evening with fun, laughter, memories of the June 1-2, 2019 event and the beginnings of next year’s event.

The 50/50 was donated back to Relay, putting an exclamation point on 2019’s fundraising.

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Assunta, who represents Fair Lawn, was the hostess for the evening, as Mayor Cosgrove guest-tended bar. Barbara Gomes is the co-leader for Glen Rock.

Assunta announced the beginning of 2020’s Relay, scheduled for May 30-31 at Dobrow Field in Fair Lawn. The 2019 event was at Glen Rock High School Football Field. The towns alternate location each year since combining their efforts.

The Violet Ball, scheduled for Oct. 10, 6:30-10:30 p.m., will kick-off next year’s Relay. Purchase tickets by Sept. 15 and save. Price for the ball is $75, link here to save on admission.

The first meeting for team leaders is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., location to be decided but probably the Fair Lawn Community Center. More information to come.

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay for Life