MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – With Berkeley Heights' 2016 American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event just around the corner, many students from Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence, Summit and Springfield have begun to form teams to help out the worthwhile cause. A group of 15 Deerfield Middle Schoolers decided to form their own team, called Kids Fighting Cancer, to make their own contribution to the war against cancer.

The team kicked off their fundraising this passed weekend with a successful bake sale at the local P.A.L. Basketball games hosted at Deerfield.

"This is my first year participating in Relay For Life," explained Kids Fight Cancer teammate, Matthew Cisneros. "I think my whole team decided to join because it's a really fun event that helps out a worthwhile cause, and the bake sale this weekend showed just how willing the Mountainside community is to helping find the cure for cancer."

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The team invites the community to their next fundraiser at Mooyah in Garwood on February 28th from 4 to 9 p.m. (325 Rt 28/ North Avenue). A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Kids Fighting Cancer Relay for Life team

Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights will take place at the Watchung Reservation Loop Playground in Mountainside from 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st through the morning of Sunday, May 22nd.