Sussex County, NJ –The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Sussex County will hold a Kickoff for the annual Relay For Life event on January 23rd, 2015 at 6:30PM at the Frankford Firehouse, 401 Route 206, Frankford Township, NJ 07826 . The Society is inviting people who are interested in learning more and getting involved in the Relay For Life event to attend.
The kickoff program will honor cancer survivors and caregivers and feature the Society’s mission to save lives from cancer. Speakers will include Local Medical Professionals, American Cancer Society Staff, Relay For Life Team Captains and Committee members, all who will share their stories and why they Relay. Attendees will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held in May/June 2015 (date & location to be announced soon).
Relay For Life is a community event where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, fairground, or facility and take turns walking or running around a track. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times and participates in fundraising that supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and finish the fight against cancer. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide in 2014.
Visit www.relayforlife.org/greatersussexcountynj to learn more about the program. Additionally, you may contact Kris Dumschat at 973-285-8015 or Kris.Dumschat@cancer.org
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.