Volunteers To “Paint The Town Purple” On Sunday

CLARK — The American Cancer Society will begin the Relay For Life of Clark season by “Painting The Town Purple” on Sunday, May 1. Residents of Clark and Union County are invited to join in while learning how a little bit of their time can make a huge difference in fighting back against cancer. Volunteers from the American Cancer Society will be available to educate the public about Relay For Life of Clark, and the importance of community involvement in the fight against cancer.

Residents can show their support of Clark’s cancer survivors by decorating their yards and outside their homes with anything purple, such as ribbons, balloons, purple flowers, or handmade signs. New volunteers are welcome to help on May 1, and are encouraged to take part in the upcoming Relay For Life event as well.


The American Cancer Society’s Fourth Annual Relay For Life of Clark is an opportunity for all to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Relay For Life of Clark will take place on June 10 and 11 at Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Avenue.

Relay For Life is not your typical “walk-a-thon” fund raiser. This uplifting event celebrates cancer survivors and remembers the lives of those lost to cancer. Individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style while raising funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaria candles around the track in a ceremony honoring survivors as well as paying tribute to those who lost their battle against the disease.

Last June, over 100 teams — including nearly 1300 participants – joined in the efforts, raising more than $227,000.

For information on Paint The Town Purple, call Christina Andrascik at 1-973-232-2573 or visit www.relayforlife.org/clarknj .

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