UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School continued its lessons in giving with their participation in Union’s Relay for Life efforts to fight cancer with the American Cancer Society.

Throughout the school year, students and staff at Battle Hill participated in several fundraising events and other activities to generate awareness and support.  From the 'Many Pieces of My Heart,' to BH Cupcake Wars, the "Striking out Cancer" bowling event, and their massive 'Change for Change' effort, the Battle Hill community has continued to show energy, involvement, and support of Relay for Life. 

Ahead of the official Union Township's Relay for Life walk on Saturday, June 1, Team Battle Hill threw a huge pep rally and party to support the school's Relay efforts.  Students had a blast playing on a Game Truck, making slime, having a Nerf battle, and even trying to dunk Principal Hoyt, all while partying to a live DJ and munching on lots of yummy food.  Sponsors of the event included Gotta Go Gaming, Johnny Napkins Pizza, Davey B's Shaved Ice trucks, and DJ Massa.  

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"We're so proud of how the Battle Hill community has come together to support our Relay for Life team,” said Jodi Klausner, special education teacher and team captain for Battle Hill’s Relay for Life team.  “Our students and staff show how they can make a difference.  It's so special to be a part of such an incredible, meaningful effort.”   Second grade teacher Danielle Romanyshyn was Battle Hill’s Relay for Life co-captain.

The Relay for Life Kickoff Party raised $2,120, which brought Battle Hill’s final donation to $6,357.37.