Union County Vo-Tech Schools Raise Funds For Cancer Research

UNION COUNTY – Hundreds of students at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools will walk an overnight, 12-hour marathon to raise funds for cancer research on March 26 and 27.  The drive is part of the national Relay for Life campaign of the American Cancer Society.

More than 780 students had signed up to join Relay for Life as of last week, representing more than three-quarters of the student body. In the national Relay for Life campaign, teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path continuously. Sponsor donations go to the American Cancer society.


Students at Vo-Tech’s Magnet High School and the Academy for Allied Health Sciences began participating in Relay for Life in 2007 and raised $42,000 that year.

Last year, 450 students from all five schools at Vo-Tech joined in.  Together they raised $115,000 and won the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Youth Gordy Klatt #1 Per Capita award as the number one per capita youth event in the country based on net income and enrollment population.  The schools also won their second nationwide per capita award in the high school category.

The Union County Vo-Tech Schools Relay for Life will take place on March 26, starting at 7 p.m.  The event will go nonstop all night and end on March 27 at 7 a.m.

To donate to the Vo-Tech Schools Relay for Life event call the American Cancer Society at 908-629-0386, ext. 210, or visit the Vo-Tech Schools Relay for Life web page, www.relayforlife.org/ucvtsNJ.

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