To the Editor: 

Relay For Life has been a nine-year tradition in our township, and I am proud and honored to sponsor an event that has such meaning and power in touching the lives of others. In our years of hosting this event, we have raised more than $900,000.

As I explored and learned what the American Cancer Society does, I knew this was an event that would live on in the community for as long as I am commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

This event is a spectacular display of how our community continuously comes together to fight for a cause we truly believe in. An event like this doesn’t happen without help. The Relay For Life committee began meeting in October to plan this May 15 event. I would like to personally thank the chairs of this year’s event — Heather Soto and Dana Hess — for their dedication and hard work.

I would also like to thank Katie Hobday, our ACS partner, the entire committee, the Public Safety Department and every individual who took time to help.

Last but not least, I would like to thank the Parks Department for all their hard work and preparation for the event and all of the fundraising events that led up to it.

We look forward to hitting the million-dollar mark in 2016 as we celebrate our 10th year. For information or to join the committee for 2016, call Cristina Frusteri or Linda Hamilton at 973- 284-4966.


Mauro G. Tucci 


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