SCCC Relay for Life May 19-20

| 02 May 2012 | 12:48

    NEWTON — The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life of Greater Sussex County will be held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC), May 19-20. There is still time for teams to start forming and to register. This year’s theme is "Rockin’ Relay." Relay For Life is a volunteer-driven, community event that allows participants from all walks of life - including cancer survivors, families, friends, corporations, civic organizations, schools, religious groups and concerned community members – to join together in the fight against cancer. The relay is a celebration where individuals and teams camp out and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. with cancer survivors leading the way around the track with a Survivor Lap. After their lap, survivors will be honored with a complimentary dinner reception. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a ceremony honoring cancer survivors as well as paying tribute to those lost to the disease. For more information on how to get involved, visit or contact Jennifer Romer at To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit SCCC is located at One College Hill Road in Newton.