Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00
Now in its eighth year, the Farmingdale Relay for Life is set for June 11-12, to be held once again on the Farmingdale State College great lawn. Teams are encouraged to walk the track in the hopes that each step they take, is a step closer to finding the cure for cancer.
Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those in the community who have been touched by cancer. At the event, participants celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. It is a night for people who have shared the same experience to comfort and console one another. During this event, participants honor survivors during the Survivors Lap and we remember those they lost to cancer during the Luminaria Ceremony. They also celebrate life, friendship, and a chance to work together toward a cancer-free future. Most importantly, Relay gives people the power to help in the fight against cancer. By joining together as volunteers and donors, efforts help the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer doesn’t take the lives of our friends and family.
The Relay for Life will also be holding a fundraiser at Adventureland on Friday, June 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 for all the rides and 20 percent will go to the Relay. Bring family and friends to this fun-filled night for a worthy cause.