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Caldwell Relay For Life Kick-Off Party on Thursday

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • 10:22pm

CALDWELL, NJ - The American Cancer Society believes that “the journey to end cancer starts with a single step.” With this in mind, members of Caldwell’s annual Relay for Life walk are hosting their Fourth Annual Kick-Off Party on Thursday at 7pm in the James Caldwell High School Cafeteria. The school is located at 265 Westville Avenue in West Caldwell.

“The American Cancer Society has an incredible event called Relay For Life which we hold here in Caldwell at the High School in May,” expressed West Caldwell’s Kerry Murano-Guzman. “Teams of walkers form in honor or in memory of those touched by cancer. The experience is great for families, and the whole community. The goal is to have one member of your team continue walking on the track throughout the night. All night long, there is a DJ, ceremonies, and activities to keep teams motivated! It's a really great night.”

Anyone interested in more information should definitely consider attending Thursday’s gathering. The free party is open to the public in an effort to increase understanding of the event; Rockn Joes provides the complimentary coffee.  

“The Relay is a great night for a worthy cause and all ages are welcome,” continued Murano-Guzman. “There are many ways to participate! My family has had a team for many years, honoring and remembering family and friends who we've lost to cancer. It is an amazing experience to see your community and neighbors come together in such a powerful way.”

The Relay for Life is scheduled to be held in Caldwell on Friday, May 10, beginning at 5pm. The event page can be found here.

A message from the American Cancer Society states:

The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

Sign up your team TODAY for the Relay For Life of Caldwell!
Help us FINISH THE FIGHT!

 

For further information:
Allison Lopreato
Director, Relay For Life at American Cancer Society
1-800-227-2345
Email

 

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