Glen Rock Turns Purple

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On April 30th Glen Rock changed from Blue to Purple. This is to support and raise awareness for the upcoming  Relay for Life event on May 14th, 2016.  The Relay For Life of Glen Rock, a community-driven event, will take place at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School, 380 Harristown Road, from 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 15. The money raised supports groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

This will mark the 13th year that Glen Rock will be hosting Relay For Life, which encompasses involvement of participants, supporters and sponsors not only in Glen Rock, but in numerous nearby municipalities including Fair Lawn, Hawthorne, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick, Wyckoff and North Haledon.

At Relay, numerous teams of people (no matter how big or small) walk around a track in in memory of a loved one lost to cancer, in honor of someone fighting cancer, and in recognition of a cancer survivor. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Cancer survivors and caregivers take a celebratory first lap to start the event. 

Teams of any size can consist of schools, businesses, organizations, churches, friends, family members, or any person or group inspired to get involved.

For more information about how to participate in Painting the Town Purple, upcoming fundraisers, or the Relay event itself, please contact Ron Panicucci, event chairperson, at 201-230-7422 or Ronald.panicucci@lannj.com, or Donna Nihen, event co-chairperson, at 201-652-5392 or blackvelvet1299@aol.com, or visit the Relay For Life of Glen Rock website at www.relayforlife,org/glenrock.nj.

During the Month of May, many local restaurants are participating in  an “Dine out and Donate” fundraising event in support of Relay For Life of Glen Rock, the following are the upcoming restaurants who have agreed to participate where they will be donating a percentage of a day’s proceeds back to Relay:

NELLIE’S PLACE – MAY 9

9 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick (11:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m.)

ANDY’S CORNER – MAY 10

438 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne (5:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.)

ROSARIO’S TRATTORIA – MAY 11

29 Central Avenue, Midland Park (11:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.)

THE OFFICE BEER, BAR & GRILL MAY 12

32 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood (11:30 a.m. midnight)

BLUE MOON MEXICAN CAFÉ MAY 16

327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff (11:30 a.m. 9:00 p.m.)
Note: coupon for Blue Moon may be obtained from below contact or visit www.relayforlife.org/glenrocknj
For more information, contact Donna Nihen, Relay For Life of Glen Rock at blackvelvet1299@aol.com; 201-652-5392

Banana Tree News is participating and a member of the Team Life group With Glen Rock Councilwoman Amy Martin, Mary Ann McBride, Terry McBride and many more.  If you are interested in joining our group. please go to The Relay for Life Website and choose Team Life

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