Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
The North High School Relay for Life Committee, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the Town of North Hempstead, will host the fourth annual Relay for Life event at the North High School football field (corner of Polo and Beach Roads), on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine. This fundraiser aims to incorporate an element of solidarity for those touched by cancer; it is an opportunity to remember, reflect, and fight back.
Student members of the Relay for Life Committee are members of North’s CARE Club (Cancer Awareness, Research, & Education), borne out of the student body’s desire to stand up against cancer.
Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be food and entertainment on the football field. Tickets for raffle baskets and luminaria bags will be available for purchase. The luminaria bags will be personalized to honor or remember a loved one afflicted with cancer, and will be placed around the track to be lit just after sundown during a heartfelt ceremony.
At 4 p.m., a Survivor’s Celebration will be held on the field, and light refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open not only to cancer survivors but also to their families and caregivers. Anyone interested in attending the celebration should contact faculty/staff coordinators Joan Lazaunik at 482-2543, or Eileen Davidson at 441-4744.
The Relay begins at 5 p.m., when cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. The flow of participants walking around the track will continue throughout the night. At 11:30 p.m., all participants will gather for the closing ceremony and one final lap.
To participate in the Relay for Life, or to donate to the event, please visit www.relayforlife.org/greatneckny.
For more information, contact Ms. Davidson at 441-4744, or Ms. Lazaunik or faculty coordinator Jordana Cohen at 441-4720.