Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Relay for Life Friday

Relay for Life Friday

Tanya Davis, Canadian Cancer Society mid-Island annual giving coordinator, said 2017 is the a year ago for the event because of waning support.

Many local businesses are sponsoring the Relay for Life, including Novartis of East Hanover, the Summit Medical Group, Kings Super Markets and Retro Fitness in Florham Park. Our guy, Principal Chisum, is one scrappy competitor. Uniting communities across the globe, the American Cancer Society celebrates people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.

June 23 from 7 p.m.to 2 a.m.

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Just as dark falls across the stadium, around 9 p.m., the luminaries and lanterns will be lighted - with each flame symbolizing the hope each survivor and cancer patient should have. Numerous teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

The event, known as a Relay For Life, is one of nine such cancer support events in CT over the weekend, according to a release.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

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The annual Sampson County Relay for Life will be held Saturday, May 20, at Clinton High School's football stadium.

Almost 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.

People across the Midstate pulled all-nighters over the weekend to fight cancer.

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