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Brick Readying for Annual Relay for Life Event Next Month

2014 Brick Relay for Life (File Photo)

2014 Brick Relay for Life (File Photo)

Brick’s annual Relay for Life, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society while honoring cancer victims and survivors, will take place May 20 at Brick Township High School.

Organizers are in the process of planning this year’s event and seeking participants.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night, May 20, and last through Saturday morning, May 21. The opening ceremony “celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and reminds us all that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.”

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Cancer survivors take the first lap around the track at 7:30 p.m. Caregivers can also walk the lap with the person they helped. Cheered on by the other participants and the sound of upbeat music, the Survivors Lap lets all cancer survivors at the event celebrate their victory over cancer.

The Survivor’s Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday. A complete hot meal will be served including beverages and dessert. Survivors and their families will also be treated to “outstanding local entertainment” and enjoy giveaways and prizes, an announcement of the event said.

The relay’s Luminaria Ceremony, celebrating those who lost their lives to cancer, takes place at 10 p.m. Friday night.

The event ends at 6 a.m. Saturday, when awards are given out for fundraising, team spirit, banners, campsites, and more.

For more information or to sign up online to participate, check out the Brick Township Relay for Life website.

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