West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University and The American Cancer Society invites individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay For Life, scheduled for Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., at Monmouth University practice field adjacent to Kessler Field. Approximately 600 Monmouth University students and employees are scheduled to participate.  In addition, West Long Branch teams will join this year’s event including the West Long Branch Lions Club.   Cancer survivors are welcome to attend the survivor dinner at 5 p.m. on April 21 on Kessler Practice Field.

This is the third year Relay for Life has been held at Monmouth University. The combined three-year fundraising total will be over $100,000.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking around a track relay style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaria around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

To join a team, sign up for the walk, or to donate money, visit www.relayforlife.org/monmouthuniversity or contact Kathleen Gelchion, American Cancer Society at 732-758-8259 ext. 218 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..