Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Bring ‘Hope’ While Having Fun at Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township

This year’s Morristown Relay for Life is going to be a special event. With some of today’s top local talent, the fundraiser features music, dancing, figure skating, games—and, of course, walking—all benefiting the American Cancer Society.Cancer Society's Relay for Life Day-Long Event at Mennen Sports Arena on June 17

In fact, all three winning acts from the 2017 Morristown Onstage competition are participating, as well as premier local singers, including Brynn Stanley and Gabby Toledo.

With summer almost upon us, you can cool off and watch Olympic hopefuls in Skaters for the Cure, a figure skating show starting at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the Mayo Performing Arts Company and Art of Motion ballet and hip-hop dancers will perform.

Photo of 2016 Relay Event

2016 Relay event

An impressive and solemn Luminaria ceremony of remembrance and hope will take place as night falls at approximately 9:30 p.m. The comprehensive agenda also includes games and contests.

While this all sounds like fun, if you’ve known someone who’s had cancer or have experienced the disease yourself, you know how serious it is. Millions of Americans suffer from cancer and hope for more treatment options and a cure someday. Hope—that’s the focus of this year’s event.

photo of 2016 Relay Event

2016 Relay Event

Relay for Life honors everyone who’s had cancer and current cancer patients. Fundraising is key to furthering the significant progress that has been made to increase lifespans and reduce the impact of the disease. Events like Relay for Life go a long way to supporting these efforts.

With more than 5,000 Relays for Life in the US and many more overseas, it is the largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Show your friends and family you care and join the acclaimed cast at the Morris County Park Commission’s Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, until 11 p.m. Entertainment begins at 4:45 p.m. and lasts until 10:30 p.m. interspersed with Relay for Life activities.

Photo of singer Gabby Toledo

Singer Gabby Toledo

Photo of Vocal Group the Treble Threats

Vocal Group the Treble Threats

Cancer survivors receive a free dinner at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come at any time and enjoy the festivities.

Visit the registration tent upon arrival. The activities, music performances, and games will be held on the front lawn of the Mennen Sports Arena so feel free to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Pack a picnic or purchase food at the snack bar (note: no open flames allowed).

Bundle up if you attend Skaters for the Cure. In the event of rain, all activities and festivities will be held indoors.

No tickets are required. Donations to the American Cancer Society are encouraged and can be given online and at the event. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 

 

 

 

For more information, including a detailed event schedule, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/morristownnj. The Mennen Arena is located at 161 East Hanover Avenue in Morris Township.