Paramus will hold its sixth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life, called “Super Relay Heroes,” at Paramus High School on the weekend of June 15 and 16. The event is a celebration of the year-long efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. More than $62,000 has been raised so far through personal donations and corporate sponsorships; the goal is $140,000.
The opening ceremony will feature a flag ceremony by the Paramus Boy Scouts and speeches by Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, the director of breast medical oncology at the Valley Health System, and by a cancer survivor, who also will cut the ribbon to begin the relay. Cancer survivors will walk the first lap and caregivers will join them for the second. More than 100 cancer survivors and caregivers are expected to participate.
Activities include photos with super heroes, costume contest, yoga, and an obstacle course. Local bands and DJs will provide music. Teams also will have fundraisers at their campsites.
“Relay is physical proof that you are truly never alone in the fight against cancer,” Paramus High School senior Amanda Felten, a committee co-chair, said.
Online registration is available until June 14 and participants also can register at the walk. For information, go to www.RelayForLife.org/ParamusNJ, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345; or request Danielle Therese as a Facebook friend for relay updates.