2003-06-06 / Community

Cancer Survivorship Celebration On June 7

Cancer Survivorship Celebration On June 7

Cancer Survivorship Celebration On June 7

Hundreds of Rockaway residents will come together to honor cancer survivors and pay tribute to those who have lost their battles with cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay For Life to be held at Beach Channel High School on June 7.

The Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, and walk or run around a local track "relay" style to fight cancer.

Proceeds support cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services.

The Cancer Survivor’s Lap will take place at 7 p.m. This is when all cancer survivors at the Relay proudly walk the first lap, showing that cancer can be beaten.

The candle-light ceremony, or luminaria, will take place at 10 p.m. Dozens of candles line the track and spell out "Hope" in a touching tribute to those who lost their lives to the disease.

This celebration of cancer survivorship will take place at the school beginning on June 7 at 6 p.m. to June 8 at 9 a.m.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Founded in 1913, the Society has community-based offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, visit www.cancer.org.

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