Rockawayites Take Part In Shea Stadium Cancer Relay
By Miriam Rosenberg
The Rockaway Rowdies were in Flushing representing the Rockaway area on a rainy April 29, when Shea Stadium was host to the first American Cancer Society Relay for Life held in a baseball stadium. The day was gray, but spirits weren’t as the Rockaway team joined others in the fight against cancer.
“A baseball game may be called because of rain, but not a relay,” said David Golub, the regional vice president for the American Cancer Society, to cheering participants.
The noon to 10 p.m. event celebrated those who have survived cancer and the medical advances that make it possible for the survival numbers to continue to rise each year. The relays also raise money – through entry fees, raffles and sales of merchandise – to help to find a cure for cancer.
Relay for Life events are held nation-wide each year. On June 18, Beach Channel High School will host the annual Rockaway Relay for Life. For more information contact Heather Reagan of the American Cancer Society at heather.Reagan@cancer. org.