Thursday, April 17, 2014

You're Invited To Come Together To Help Fight Cancer At 2nd Annual Roosevelt Island Relay For Life Fundraiser On April 26 - Honor Survivors, Remember Loved Ones

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is inviting Roosevelt Island residents to organize and participate in a Relay For Life on Roosevelt Island.

According to ACS:
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times....
ACS's Roosevelt Island Specialist Alex Schoeneck reports:
Help Finish the Fight Against Cancer During Relay For Life of Roosevelt Island

Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Roosevelt Island on Saturday, April 26th at the Octagon Soccer Field from 10AM to 10PM and help finish the fight against cancer. This day-long event celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost and provides the community with an opportunity to unite and fight back against this disease.

There will be entertainment from Gotham Rock Choir, James Humphrey, and Luck & Senses, among others. Silent auction and raffle items will include Jazz at Lincoln Center tickets, a St. Andrew’s Country Club golf and lunch package, music lessons, one week to Island Kids summer camp, and more!

You can join the fight against cancer by visiting to register. Funds raised through Relay For Life support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to make this cancer’s last century.

Anyone interested in learning more about the event is invited to attend the Relay For Life Interest Meeting on Monday, April 21st at 7pm in the Good Shepherd Chapel at 543 Main Street.

For more information on the Relay For Life of Roosevelt Island, contact Alex Schoeneck at 212-237-3886 or

Thanks so much!
Ms Schoeneck spoke at last night's Community Board 8 Public Session about the April 26 Roosevelt Island Relay for Life and April 21 organizing meeting. Here's what she had to say.

This will be the second Roosevelt Island Relay For Life. Last June 15 members of the Roosevelt Island community

gathered and walked around Octagon Field in the first Roosevelt Island Relay For Life.

It was an incredibly moving and powerful experience just watching the Relay and hearing the stories from cancer survivors and family members who lost loved ones.

Here's some of the 2013 Roosevelt Island Relay For Life.

If you wish to participate in the 2014 Roosevelt Island Relay For Life, click here for more information and remember there is an organization meeting on April 21 at the Good Shepherd Chapel.