Relay for Life coming to campus this weekend!

Article Posted -- May 17, 2012



The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual Relay For Life of Greater Sussex County will be held at Sussex County Community College on May 19-20. There is still time for teams to start forming and register. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Relay.”

Relay For Life is a volunteer-driven, community event that allows participants from all walks of life – including cancer survivors, families, friends, corporations, civic organizations, schools, religious groups and concerned community members – to join together in the fight against cancer.

Relay is a celebration where individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style. The event opens at 4:00 pm as cancer survivors lead the way around the track and are honored with a Survivor Lap and complimentary dinner reception.  At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a ceremony honoring cancer survivors as well as paying tribute to those lost to the disease.

For more information on how to get involved visit or contact Jennifer Romer at To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

On any given week in Sussex County, 15 people will learn they have cancer and 5 people will lose their battle. They are our sisters…our parents…our neighbors and our kids. And until that number is zero, our fight must go on. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope in that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated. Cancer doesn’t sleep and neither will we until we find the cure.


The American Cancer Society encourages anyone wishing to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to attend the Relay For Life of Greater Sussex County.


Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20 – Registration begins at 2:00 pm, followed by Opening Ceremony at 4 pm.


Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860


To join Relay For Life of Greater Sussex County visit, or call 1-800-227-2345.