Relay For Life of Hunterdon County Kickoff Event

Sixth Year of Relay may be the first for Many in Hunterdon County

 

Families and businesses in all 24 townships of the County are invited to the kickoff to the 2018 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hunterdon on Thursday, January 25th at 6:30pm. The complementary dinner and information presentation will be held in Café 173 on the Hunterdon Central High School campus in Flemington.

 

“If you, your family or friends have been through the experience of fighting cancer you understand just how challenging and overwhelming it can be” said Judy Tutela the Relay of Life of Hunterdon County Chairperson. “Once a year we all have the chance to come together for an evening to enjoy some music, some food, some fun and to walk the track and share the camaraderie with others who also appreciate the challenges cancer presents and who share a passion to help do something to fight and end this disease.”

 

The goal of the kickoff is to explain how individuals, their families and their friends can make a real difference, right now, right here in the townships of Hunterdon. Come out to learn how you can help us attack cancer by making it less scary, less stressful and less lonely.  The additional goal this year is to see that all 24 communities in the County are represented and more community members are included.

 

For directions, more information and to make reservations for the Kickoff on January 25th please call or email Tracey DePano at 973-285-8020 and tracey.depano@cancer.org.

 

“You and your family and coworkers can directly benefit others in our local neighborhoods by participating in this fundraising effort to support education, rides to treatments and hotel rooms for extended treatment stays. The funds also drive research and discovering breakthrough therapies. At the kickoff you will learn more about the actual event in May, how you can raise funds to help meet our challenge this year and how your efforts will benefit your family and neighbors.” Readington Township resident Tutela said.

The 2018 Relay For Life of Hunterdon County will be on Friday, May 11th starting at 4:30 pm at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds on Route 179 in Lambertville. This 6th year of the County-wide event is part of the world’s largest community-centered fundraising event focused on saving lives from cancer.  At Relay events participants celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, they remember and honor loved ones lost to the disease and join in taking action for lifesaving change.

 

The May event will include a complimentary dinner for cancer survivors, recognition of the role that caregivers play in treatments and recovery and the grand luminaria lighting in remembrance of those who lives have been lost to the disease. The event this year strives to include more of the townships and community members at Fairgrounds celebration.

 

You may also visit http://www.RelayForLife.org/hunterdonnj  or https://www.facebook.com/HunterdonCountyRelay  to learn more about this ongoing effort.