FAIR LAWN, NJ – Area residents attended the first planning meeting of the fiscal year of the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock chapter of Relay For Life on September 10 in Fair Lawn.

The meeting aligned with Relay For Life’s 35th anniversary as the worldwide signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event co-leaders shared information about volunteering opportunities and ways to participate in the annual Relay, which will be held overnight on May 30-31, 2020. Attendees included Brian Van Schoonhoven, Rachel Oster, Lascinda Goetschuis, Heather Marte, Assunta Trischka, Lucas Van Schoonhoven and co-leader Barbara Gomes; Dan Winston, Caryn S-G, Amanda Sproviero, Rochelle Forstot, Lily Renga 

The chapter’s kickoff event will be the Violet Ball on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The Brownstone, 351 West Broadway in Paterson. The elegant evening will include music, dancing, recognition of cancer survivors and caregivers, door prizes, and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 each and are available online at https://RFLFL.Ticketspice.com/violetball.

This year’s Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life will be held at Dobrow Athletic Complex on Harristown Road in Fair Lawn; each year the chapter alternates locations between the two towns. During Relay, team members take turns walking around a track continuously to signify that cancer never sleeps; teams also set up themed campsites and participants enjoy entertainment, games and activities throughout the 12-hour event. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Relayflgrnj