Rockaway Represented In Shea Cancer Relay For Life
More than 750 people whose goal it is to find a cure for cancer, descended on Shea Stadium last Saturday for the Third Annual American Cancer Society's Shea Stadium Relay for Life in order to raise money to eradiate cancer.
In a change from most of these relays, which are overnight events, the Shea Relay is a five hour event that ends with the luminaria ceremony where candles are lit to honor survivors, those currently fighting cancer and those who have been lost to the disease. The Port Authority of NY/NJ Police Pipes and Drums Band played during the ceremony.
This year, more than $100,000 was raised, and over the three years The Mets organization has hosted the relay, over $270,000 has been raised to fight cancer.