Student Movement Against Cancer kicks off their biggest event of the year


Daniella Cohen

On Friday Feb. 2, SMAC held its annual Relay for Life kickoff, where they revealed the theme of Relay, which is Disney. Their kickoff event included information about Relay for Life and American Cancer Society, and interacting with the students by including some Disney trivia. American Cancer Society representative Taylor Levesque shared her personal story about why she is involved with the organization.
Relay for Life is an overnight event that SMAC holds each year in partnership with the American Cancer Society. It will be held at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood football field on May 12. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. on May 13. At Relay, the participants create teams and have one member walking around the track at all times, which is why it is called a relay. There will be games, food, and live entertainment at the event.
Last year, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s event had around 50 teams and over 600 participants and raised over $93,000 for the American Cancer Society.