Health & Wellness

Follow the Purple Line to Montville’s 2014 Relay For Life

42da4594c68fba277e69_10169436_284116608416962_4614746435340406312_n.jpg
Credits: Terry Becker
f09e6435dbe7945c5436_rfl-logo.png
42da4594c68fba277e69_10169436_284116608416962_4614746435340406312_n.jpg

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township’s Relay For Life Committee is busy getting ready for the sixth Relay For Life event, which will be held at Montville Township High School on Saturday, June 7 beginning at noon and ending at midnight.

“We are very excited for our new format this year,” event Chair Terry Becker said. “We wanted to change it up and figure out a way to accommodate more families, working people and members of our community who didn’t want to come out on a Friday night. A Saturday event with friends and families is just easier for our community.”

In early June, Montville residents can look again this year for the purple line painted on the road from Changebridge to Horseneck that will lead them to the event at the high school.

Sign Up for E-News

“The event this year offers all of the same great programs including Luminaria in the evening, our Survivor’s Lap and our First Responder’s Lap,” said Mary Osborne-Marrero, a 10-year cancer survivor and Relay For Life committee member since 2009. “Our focus remains celebrating our survivors and pausing to remember the people who have not been fortunate.” 

The Planning Committee will dedicate this year’s event to Joan Richmond, a 37-year resident of Towaco, fellow committee member and the 2013 Relay opening speaker, who lost her battle to Stage 4 breast cancer in late March. 

“Joan wanted this event to be successful, fun and most importantly, a way to let people know that there is hope and laughter in the most desperate of times,” Becker said. “We loved her for her huge spirit and know that she will be in our hearts on Relay day.”

Montville’s sixth Relay For Life invites registrants from Montville Township, Lincoln Park, Boonton and Pompton Plains to walk laps on the athletic field for an hour or for the entire event. 

“Registrants can form teams of two or teams of fifty,” Becker said.  “As long as we are affected by cancer, we have to continue to fight back and celebrate every victory along the way.”

Event registration opens at 11 a.m. at Montville Township High School with opening ceremonies scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.  Activities are scheduled throughout the day and night and include music courtesy of DJ’s At Large and live performances from Anthony Duke Claus and School of Rock. 

Jazzercise will again stretch out Relay walkers and runners before they begin their laps around the track.  Other scheduled events and activities include hoola hooping, jello eating, Simon Says, a bounce house and a dunk tank. 

Lucky Star Amusements will again provide a bounce house for the littlest Relayers to work out their energy and weary walkers can enjoy a massage offered free of charge to participants by John Longo, a licensed massage therapist and Montville resident. 

“We are so fortunate to have generous vendors, performers and businesses come and support our event each year,” Osborne-Marrero said. “It would not be a success without their contributions.”

Delano’s Food Truck, which has been a participant at the Towaco Jazz Festival and the Montville Fourth of July celebration will sell food at the event.  Water and coffee will be available to participants throughout the day and evening.

“Relay is about our families, friends and neighbors taking some time from their incredibly busy lives and standing together against a disease that has taken so much from so many,” Becker said.

Relay For Life, the signature activity of the American Cancer Society, will be held in over 5,200 communities in the United States and in over 20 foreign countries in 2014.  Debbie Hasbrouck and Sylvana Dalia, Montville residents, first introduced Relay For Life to Montville in 2009.  Both continue to serve on the Relay For Life committee.  Since its start, the community has raised over $550,000.

The Relay committee invites interested residents to register at www.relayforlife.org/montvillenj.  In-person registration begins at noon at Montville Township High School. 

Survivors are guests of Relay and entrance to the event is free.  All survivors are encouraged to visit the “Survivor Hospitality Tent” where they can benefit from well care services which will include yoga and meditation. 

Survivors who want to participate in Relay should contact Mary Osborne-Marrero at 201-396-6075 or marylosborne@gmail.com .  Volunteers are encouraged to contact Tammy Buren at 973-882-1227 or tburen@optonline.net.  Residents interested in more information about Relay should contact Terry Becker at 973-632-9681 or takbeck@optonline.net.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montville

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_e6ca8b7a8b0c857ed434_carousel_image_6dda36885bfa31f870e0_maple_sugaring_courtesy_of_morris_county_park_commission

Tue, February 20, 4:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

Maple Sugaring on the Mountain

Education Food & Drink

Carousel_image_070754a6426523acdfef_muni_bldg_spring_8

Thu, February 22, 7:30 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building , Montville

Planning Board Meeting

Government

Carousel_image_58531486fec26251af37_img_0308

Fri, February 23, 1:00 PM

Montville Senior Center, Montville

Walter Choroszewski's "Presidential Scandals of ...

Arts & Entertainment

Towaco Civic Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Calling all high school seniors living in Montville Township! It's time to apply for the annual Towaco Civic Association scholarship award. The winning applicant will be selected based on their community service record.

Applications are available at Montville Township High School, or email alan.guenzel@wfafinet.com for information.

The deadline to apply is March ...

Boy Scout Michael Manetta Achieves Eagle Scout Ranking

February 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 gathered on Jan. 14 as Scout Michael Manetta was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor.

Officials such as members of the Montville Township Committee, the Montville Township Board of Education, former post commander Frank Warholic of VFW Post 5481, Dee Cook, who is treasurer of the Dog Park Advisory Committee and Fishawack ...

2-Hour Delay for Montville Township Public Schools on Thursday

February 7, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening tomorrow, Feb. 8, according to Superintendent of Schools Rene Rovtar. MEDLC will open at 9 a.m. and buses will run two hours later than usual schedules.

Morris County Prosecutor Appointed to New Jersey Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission

February 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 11 2018, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference at the Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange to announce that he was going to reconvene the New Jersey Criminal Justice Sentencing and Disposition Commission. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and MCPO Detective Patrick LaGuerre, formerly a member of the East Orange Police ...

Nutley Closes School Due to Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Bomb Unit have finished investigating a security concern.  As a precaution, the school was canceled on Friday after a video was posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Dr. Julie Glazer, Nutley Superintendent of Schools, made the decision late Thursday night to close ...

SRF Has Breedings for Sale

February 19, 2018

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...

Columns

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting can have an ...

Ask the Care Advocate

Dear Heidi,

My mom lives home alone and a few days ago she fell while reaching for something

in her hallway closet. She was able to push her emergency alert button and they

called me. I live nearby so I went to check on her and she had pain in her leg and hip

area. We got her to the hospital and it turns out that she broke her hip. She had

surgery to repair it and now we are faced ...

Ask the Care Advocate Your Elder Care Questions Today

MONTVILLE, NJ - TAPinto Montville and LMR Elder Care have announced a new monthly advice column: Ask the Care Advocate.  Heidi Schnapp, Co-founder of LMR Elder Care, utilizes her knowledge and expertise in answering your questions concerning:

Helping aging parents and their ...

Another Luxury Listing in the Pond Section of Montville Presented by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 the Crossing and Jason Failla do it again!  Another luxury listing in the Pond section of Montville.

"This new listing has had over 13,000 views in less then a week," Century 21 The Crossing's Jason Failla said. "Anyone can list your home, it takes a comprehensive marketing strategy to sell it!"

"Luxury is in each ...

Century 21 Open Houses

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 presents the following open houses:

Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Jan. 28 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
8 Summit Drive, Bld #10, North Caldwell
12 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

The Best Way to Pay Your Child a Compliment

“Of course you’re good-looking.”  “You’re the best friend ever.”  “Who wouldn’t want you on their team?”  Is there a parent out there (including me) who hasn’t praised a child in order to make him or her feel better?  Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes we say it because we just can’t stand to see them ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Pet Corner