Taliah Duchatelier, the event coordinator for the American Cancer Society, said she is trying to reach out to get new people involved [and new ideas] for the 2011 Rockaway Relay. The American Cancer Society hosted the kickoff for the Annual Rockaway Relay for Life last week at the Knights of Columbus on Beach 90 Street.
The sparsely attended March 3 meeting brought out representatives from at least six teams, four of which have already registered on the Relay website, who will take part at the overnight event on June 11 and 12 at Riis Park.
This year’s goal according to Taliah Duchatelier, the ACS event coordinator, is for 50 cancer survivors to take part in the survivor’s lap and 50 teams to be part of the event.
Duchatelier also said they are looking for volunteers.
To find out more about taking part and starting a team, email Duchatelier at taliah. (Lduchatelier@cancer.org..
Luule Suozzi represented Stellar’s Walkers at the kickoff. Last year the team raised more than $2,000.
For the third year, Evelyn Walsh has been letting her hair grow so it can be donated during the annual Locks of Love event. Behind her is her mother, Clare.
Mike McGee, of the Knights of Columbus’ Knights for the Cure team, counts out $4,570 raised from dart tournaments, concerts and the sale of luminaria.