2005-06-24 / Community

Cancer Relay For Life Draws Crowds To BCHS

Delores Orr, the President of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association (right) works with Stephanie Orr and Jaclin Hass, place “Luminaria” on the bleachers at Beach Channel High School. Each of the luminaria bags was dedicated to somebody who died of Cancer or to a survivor. After dark, all of the hundreds of luminaira were lit in a moving ceremony.Delores Orr, the President of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association (right) works with Stephanie Orr and Jaclin Hass, place “Luminaria” on the bleachers at Beach Channel High School. Each of the luminaria bags was dedicated to somebody who died of Cancer or to a survivor. After dark, all of the hundreds of luminaira were lit in a moving ceremony. Democratic District Leader Lew Simon sells raffles and urges Frank Bissitti and Donna Neuer to join the Cancer Society.


The Victoria’s Secret Team from the Peninsula Hospital Center, led by Physician’s Assistant Vicky Backus. The Victoria’s Secret Team from the Peninsula Hospital Center, led by Physician’s Assistant Vicky Backus. Moving in. Many of the participants stayed overnight at on the school’s athletic field. Members from each of the teams took turns walking laps all night long.Moving in. Many of the participants stayed overnight at on the school’s athletic field. Members from each of the teams took turns walking laps all night long.Pheffer and her grandson watch the survivors walk the first lap.Pheffer and her grandson watch the survivors walk the first lap.The Rockaway Beach Civic Team,  including Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left), Joann Shapiro, the event’s coordinator, Delores Orr and Pheffer’s mom.
The Rockaway Beach Civic Team, including Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left), Joann Shapiro, the event’s coordinator, Delores Orr and Pheffer’s mom. Shapiro urges survivors of Cancer to join a special lap in their honor as Father Peter Gillen from St. Rose of Lima Church looks on.
Shapiro urges survivors of Cancer to join a special lap in their honor as Father Peter Gillen from St. Rose of Lima Church looks on. Many of the participants settled in for the night with tents and cooking equipment. Others called out for food.Many of the participants settled in for the night with tents and cooking equipment. Others called out for food.The Arverne Team
The Arverne Team

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