Re-Lei for a Cure at Cranford’s Relay for Life

“Re-Lei for a Cure” at Cranford’s 12th Annual Relay for Life

Cranford’s 12th Annual Relay for Life will take place on May 17, 2019 at Hillside Avenue School. This year the committee has decided on a Hawaiian theme and we will Re-Lei for a Cure for 12 hours.

Our event is made up of three components: CELEBRATE, REMEMBER, FIGHT BACK.

The Opening ceremony CELEBRATING our survivors will start at 7 p.m. with a local survivor sharing her own personal story. All the survivors’ names will be announced before they will lead us in the first lap. Their faithful caregivers join in the second lap and then all teams start relaying.

The most emotionally moving time during Relay is the luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., when we REMEMBER our loved ones lost to cancer. Luminaria bags will be distributed to all elementary and middle school students before the event, are available for purchase online and will be personally decorated by our participants. We line the track with the bags and light them up to illuminate the track at nightfall. Unfortunately, we all know someone who has lost their life to cancer. We take this time to slow down for a moment to reflect on the lives of those who did not win the battle.

Our fundraising efforts and the dedication Cranford has to this unique event is our way to FIGHT BACK and have hope that we will see a world where cancer is completely eliminated. Relay for Life fundraising efforts support The American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research, advocacy and local patient services.

Each and every member of the community is invited to join us. Walkers can spend as little or as much time on the track as they wish. A minute of your time can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer.

For more information, call Linda Miklencic 908-497-0283 and to register visit

Submitted by Linda Miklencic

(above) The 12th Annual Relay for Life 2019 event leadership team.

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