Fundraiser for American Cancer Society will be held June 1 and 2 at Haas Field.
Preparations for Chatham’s first Relay of Life, one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, are now in high gear. Tony Britt, co-chairman of the event, told the Borough Council on Monday that a kickoff event on Feb 27 at the Chatham Borough Fire Hall attracted more than 40 people. "It was standing room only," he said. He also said that 60 to 80 stores have agreed to serve as “donation points.” The Relay for Life is scheduled for June 1 and 2 at Haas Field at Chatham Middle School. Relay for Life, according to the American Cancer Society, has raised more than $4 billion in the fight against cancer since its start in 1985. Each year more than 5,000 Relays in 20 countries raise $400 million. In the event, teams will…
The funds will help the restaurant owners recover from a recent fire.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Tony Britt and Lori Ann Medico presented the owners of Angie's Luncheonette with a check for $4,000 to help cover expenses from a fire in February. Britt said 54 donors raised the money to help Jimmy and Louise Poulimenos cover expenses incurred after a fire destroyed part of the restaurant on Sunday, Feb. 26. Britt said donations came from as far away as Massachusetts. Many were from more local sources, including Morristown and Florham Park. Medico, the owner of Bliss Clothing and Accessories in downtown Chatham, and Councilman Len Resto presented the check to Louise on Friday. Resto, Britt said, was "an integral member of the team who made this happen." "It was a nice thing to do and you can see how thrilled and touched Louise is," Britt…