Cancer survivors take first lap around track at Memorial Field Sat., June 2 in Relay for Life fundraiser. Photo by Al Campbell
Middle Township High School Student Council members, from left, Shauna Kleinman, Victoria Deever, treasurer and Tess Bright, president at opening of Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Survivors listen to opening of Relay for Life at Memorial Field June 2 in Court House. Photo by Al Campbell
Opening ceremony June 2 at Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research. Photo by Al Campbell
Cancer survivors take first lap on Memorial Field at Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Applause for cancer survivors on track at Memorial Field June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
More applause as supporters line track as cancer survivors walk around. Photo by Al Campbell
Crowd of supporters and cancer survivors at Memorial Field at start of Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Many students from Middle Township High School walked in Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Walkers pass bleachers where word HOPE is formed by white bags at Relay for Life. Photo by Al Campbell
Crowd of walkers joins the march around Memorial Field June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Time for a photo of team members at Relay for Life.Photo by Al Campbell
Three-legged racers go as fast as possible during Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
More laughter as teams rush to complete the three-legged race June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Imagine trying to be the first team to get the T-shirt encased in a block of ice using only their hands to thaw it. Photo by Al Campbell
For youngsters parachute play is part of the fun at Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
Cancer survivor Jay DeVico, joined by parents, listens to opening ceremony at Relay for Life June 2. Photo by Al Campbell
COURT HOUSE – Cancer survivors, attired in purple shirts, took the first lap to a hearty round of applause around Memorial Field’s track Sat., June 2 to kick off the Relay for Life, a night-long fund raiser to fight cancer that started in late afternoon.
Middle Township High School’s Student Council took the lead to organize the event, sanctioned by the American Cancer Society. Many high school students participated in a series of races and activities including a T-shirt frozen in a block which teams tried to thaw using only their hands, a three-legged race and various other feats of sport and daring.
A luminary garden in the shape of a ribbon was off one side of the track to remember those who battled cancer.
Many local businesses participated either with teams of walkers or by donations.
Cancer survivor Jay DeVico enjoyed being present at the event along with his parents.
A full moon rose over the event to brighten the field that was filled with tents for those brave participants who planned to walk the night away to help fight cancer.