Relay for Life Friday

The annual overnight Relay for Life of Seacucus to benefit cancer research is set for Friday, June 15, starting at 6 p.m. at the Koelle Boulevard recreation center and running through 6 a.m. Saturday.

Registration opens at 4 p.m. Entertainment and other activities are planned during the relay, with proceeds from the event and concessions all going to the American Cancer Society for Hudson County. A survivor dinner is slated for 7 p.m. to be followed by the Luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. to honor those lost to cancer, swimming from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., a movie (“Zookeeper”) at 1:30 am. and closing ceremonies at 5 a.m.

Participants can register to participate at the door for $10 (survivors are free).

Organizers have set a goal to raise $60,000 by Aug. 31. Nearly $11K has been raised so far through the Secaucus Relay’s website, where you can donate if you can’t make the event.

Children under 18 must have a chaperone.

The global event has raised more than $3B for cancer research since 1985.