On Friday, June 8, 2012, Pennsville Memorial High School was host to the Relay for Life event to aid in the fight against cancer and to celebrate cancer survivors. According to NJ.com, over 400 people lined up around the school’s stadium track to applaud and cheer the cancer survivors who walked the first lap; followed by a lap walked by cancer survivors and their caretakers. More than 40 cancer survivors participated in the event.
The event began at 6:00 p.m. Friday and continued through the entire night until 6:00 a.m. Saturday with at least one member of each team walking along the track at all times to represent the continuous unrest cancer patients experience. There were 52 registered teams, and many of the team members wore the color purple and team uniforms to show support for those participating in the event. Many walkers were there in support of family members battling cancer. The event was opened by a performance of the Pennsville Community Performing Arts Troupe, which also presented a gift to each cancer survivor.
In addition to the walk, teams were also participating in a number of other activities, including bingo, limbo, a root beer flip-cup competition, hula hooping, a silent auction and other games.
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