Rockaway Relay For Life Celebrates Success
The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life of Rockaway celebrated the success of June’s overnight event on Tuesday evening with its Fourth Annual Wrap-up Event at the Beach Club.
Almost 90 people heard Joann Shapiro, chair of Rockaway’s Relay for Life and a survivor, announce that this year over $67,000 was collected for ACS. During the four years of the relay more than $250,000 has been raised.
Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, captain of the Kiwanis of the Rockaways relay team, congratulated the participants on their efforts. Also
making an appearance as people were arriving was Councilman James Sanders, Jr.
A special thanks went to Chuck Meara and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Independence Community Savings Bank and Foundation, Arverne By The Sea, Keyspan and Peninsula Hospital Center, all sponsors of the event.