Editor's Note: Post was edited to reflect Gail Rottenstrich's correct title: Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs.

FAIR LAWN, NJ – In a touching moment, the president of the Republican Club of Fair Lawn announced the group donated funds to the American Cancer Society in the name of Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs Gail Rottenstrich.

“It’s this kind of love that helps me put one foot in front of the other each day,” Rottenstrich said.

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At the February 25 council meeting, Alan Lewis shook the hand of Rottenstrich, who was diagnosed with cancer in October. She has yet to miss a meeting during this time of treatment.

Rottenstrich is a Democrat on the council that is currently comprised of five democrats, no republicans.