Post Eagle Newspaper


Nov 29, 2023

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Clifton Looking Good In Purple


CLIFTON, NJ – Have you noticed a little bit more purple in Clifton lately? The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Clifton teams are “PAINTING THE TOWN PURPLE”. The purple ribbons are to raise awareness that those lives lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. All traffic intersections have been tied with purple ribbons and they can be seen blowing beautifully on a windy day.

In photo: Clifton DPW Employee John painting the line!

Our purple line is visible on Clifton Avenue from City Hall to Clifton High School, the new Relay location this year. The line is another reminder of the continuing fight we have to find a cure for cancer.

The Relay for Life of Clifton will be held from 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 31, through 6 AM on Sunday, June 1, 2014 and offers everyone in Clifton the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people will camp out at Clifton High School and take turns walking on the lacrosse field. Because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the overnight event.

013forwebTo celebrate Clifton Relay’s 10th birthday, the theme this year is “What a Difference a Decade Makes”. Join us for a fun day with clowns, face painters and entertainment. Make a commitment to be a part of Clifton’s Relay for Life. If you are unable to walk, please join us in supporting the participants.

In photo on right: L to R: Chris Liszner, Michelle DeHaven, Barbara Maak, Kim  Castellano, Gary Dukich,  Jane Beck and Kristen Hariton.

When you see the purple ribbons, remember Relay for Life. There is no finish line until we find a CURE! We hope you smile and remember a loved one when you see the purple ribbons!  If you would like to donate to the Relay for Life or find out more about starting or joining team, please visit the website at




In photo above: Updating the thermometer. L to R: Kim Castellano, Barbara Maak, Michelle DeHaven (with the brush), Kristen Hariton, Jane Beck and Gary  Dukich.