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Clifton Survivors Join American Cancer Society
To Celebrate World With More Birthdays

CLIFTON, NJ – A birthday is a special day on the calendar for just about anybody—but it’s a particularly meaningful milestone to cancer survivors and their families. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clifton offers survivors and their loved ones a chance to celebrate all the additional candles on their cakes since diagnosis at Clifton High School on May 31, 2014 2 PM to June 1, 2014 6 AM. It is also a way for the community to honor and celebrate the lives of local cancer survivors at this overnight event held to recognize that cancer doesn’t sleep and neither will we until we find the cure.

Relay For Life opens as cancer survivors of all ages walk, run, or otherwise move around the track for the first lap. This emotional time sets the stage for the importance of each participant’s contribution. A festive atmosphere develops as teams of 10 to 15 people join the American Cancer Society’s efforts to help people get well, stay well, fight back and find cures.

Highlighting the evening is the luminaria service, a candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor survivors and to remember those lost to cancer. Luminaria candles line the track and are left burning throughout the night as a reminder to participants the importance of their involvement in the Relay For Life event.

The theme for this year’s Clifton Relay, since it is the 10th RFL Clifton, is “What a Difference a Decade Makes” .Please join the teams as they  CONTINUE TO FIGHT

The Relay for Life of Clifton invites all survivors to join us for our Survivor Lap at our Opening Ceremonies at 4 PM on May 31, 2014 at Clifton High School, Colfax Avenue, Clifton. You can register online at www.relayforlife.org.cliftonnj or call Kristine Bruno at ACS 201.285-8041 

 

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 

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