NUTLEY, NJ – When you drive down Franklin Avenue in Nutley over the next few weeks, you are bound to see purple ribbons, signs and posters decorating ‘The Ave.’ That’s because volunteers on behalf of Relay For Life ‘Painted The Town Purple’ on Friday afternoon.
Members of the Special Young Adults decorated a Parks and Recreation Department bus with balloons and steamers that was used by Relay team volunteers, including The Pink Flamingos, to travel up and down Franklin Avenue spreading the message of Relay.
The Nutley Bagel Boy, Dunkin Donuts on Washington Avenue, and LALA LAND also hosted special ‘Paint The Town Purple’ promotions.
The decorating tradition took place ahead of the 13th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley, the signature fundraiser for American Cancer Society slated for Friday, May 17 from 6 pm to 11:30 pm at DeMuro Park on Margaret Avenue.
Relay is the ongoing community initiative on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. In this the 13th
year, Nutley has been averaging close to $100,000 in donations per year.
For the 2019 fundraising season, Nutley donations currently tally $41,000 – well on their way to reaching their annual goal.
To date since 2007, Nutley has raised more than $1.26M. All eyes are focused surpassing the $1.3M mark during lucky year number 13.
Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around the DeMuro track throughout the evening. Each team is always asked to have a member on the track to signify that cancer never rests.
Relay is a fun night for all ages as each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations from food, goods, games and activities. The money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.
For the second consecutive year, TAPinto Nutley is proud to be a supporter of Nutley’s Relay For Life. The theme for 2019 is ‘Believe in Hope.’
Relay For Life began nationally in 1985 and is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. For information or to participate, visit RelayForLife.org/NutleyNJ