PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to light up the night with glow sticks and bright colors while raising awareness for cancer research at the 2017 Glow for a Cure.
The Sat., May 20th nighttime walk/run starts at 9:00 p.m in the loop at Piscataway High School, and follows a 2.5 mile route through the surrounding neighborhood.
This year's Glow for a Cure event is being held in memory of Michael Wojcik, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in early 2015, with all proceeds to benefit the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ).
"If you speak to people, if they aren't directly affected by cancer, they know someone who is," said event co-director Harold Abraham, an assistant principal at Knollwood Elementary School where Wojcik's son, Mikey is enrolled.
"But the goal for Glow for a Cure isn't as much monetary as much as it is for bringing people together and raising awareness for cancer," Abraham said, noting that they hope to raise $10,000 for the RCINJ.
The evening will include a fitness festival on the football field where inspirational messages and colorful decorations will adorn the fencing and bleacher areas.
There will also be a celebration of cancer survivors, and a remembrance of those who lost their battles with the disease.
To register for this year's Glow for a Cure or to make a donation, visit https://cinjfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventid=585
Check-in is at 8:00 p.m., walk/run time is from 9:00-10:00 p.m.
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