Monday, June 23, 2008

Fighting All Night Long

Excellent event was just emailed to me. Please try to make it out. . .

NATIONAL EVENT UNITES CANCER SURVIVORS, CAREGIVERS AND HONORS LOCAL RESIDENTS LOST

Forest Hills community and surrounding residents come together to fight cancer at American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Forest Hills residents will come together to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers. Tributes will also be paid to those who have lost their battle to cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Forest Hills Relay For Life event to support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient & family services in the community. There will be entertainment ALL NIGHT until 7am.


WHO: The American Cancer Society, hundreds of volunteers, students, walkers, families, caregivers, cancer survivors, individuals and teams.

WHAT: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where people camp out, sing, dance, and take turns walking, running or otherwise moving around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaria candles 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. Since 1985, Relay For Life has spread to over 4,700 communities in the U.S. and has become a worldwide movement, taking place in nine countries.

WHERE: West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY 11375

WHEN: Saturday June 28 to Sunday June 29

5:00 PM- Registration (Sat.)

6:15 PM- Opening Ceremony/ Survivor's Lap

9:00 PM- Luminaria Ceremony