2008-05-30 / Community

Cancer Relay Brings Out City Residents


The American Cancer Society's Director of Special Events Leslie Orlovsky welcomes participants to the Fourth Annual Shea Stadium Relay For Life on May 17 as Mr. Met and event committee members look on. The relay remembered those who had lost the battle, celebrated the survivors and worked to fight for the end to the disease. "[I hope] in 30 years, when you look back at the pictures on the field at Shea Stadium, and you're asked what you did to be on the field…you answer I helped to fight cancer, and then you're asked 'what's cancer?'" Photos by Miriam Rosenberg The American Cancer Society's Director of Special Events Leslie Orlovsky welcomes participants to the Fourth Annual Shea Stadium Relay For Life on May 17 as Mr. Met and event committee members look on. The relay remembered those who had lost the battle, celebrated the survivors and worked to fight for the end to the disease. "[I hope] in 30 years, when you look back at the pictures on the field at Shea Stadium, and you're asked what you did to be on the field…you answer I helped to fight cancer, and then you're asked 'what's cancer?'" Photos by Miriam Rosenberg A silent walk around the stadium's warning track during the luminary ceremony closed the event. Ninety-nine survivors took part in the opening survivor's lap. Rockaway's Relay will take place on the Mall at Riis Park on June 28 and 29. More information can be found at http:// events.cancer.org/RFLriisparkny or e-mail John Link at John.Link @cancer.org. A silent walk around the stadium's warning track during the luminary ceremony closed the event. Ninety-nine survivors took part in the opening survivor's lap. Rockaway's Relay will take place on the Mall at Riis Park on June 28 and 29. More information can be found at http:// events.cancer.org/RFLriisparkny or e-mail John Link at John.Link @cancer.org.

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