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Posted on: May 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Relay for Life to Return to Union on June 2nd

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The Township of Union will host Relay for Life on June 2nd, 2018 from 11am to 11pm at the track at Union High School, located at 2350 N. 3rd St. Union, NJ 07083.

Last year, 30 teams with over 200 participants raised over $35,000 in the fight against cancer. More than 15 cancer survivors were the “Stars” of the Relay.

“This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor. “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.”

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event, is an all-day celebration of hope, progress and answers. Relay for Life is a unique event that raises community awareness of prevention and detection of cancer and of services for those currently battling the disease, while raising much-needed funds in the fight for the cure.

Relay for Life happens in over 5000 communities across the United States, including over 80 events in New Jersey. With 53 individuals diagnosed with cancer each week in Union County now is the time to join the fight.

The Relay for Life is a team event, whereby teams are formed in honor or in memory of someone who has battled cancer, and they raise funds in advance of the event. The money we raise stays within our community to help those diagnosed with cancer and their families, as well as to fund life-saving research going on at our area hospitals and universities.

Survivors, Caregivers & Participants are welcome to join a team or create a team of your own.

Survivors may register for the Survivor Lap if you do not want to join a team.

To register please visit: For additional information, contact the Office of Public Information at 908-851-5096 or via email at

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