Friday, June 19, 2015

American Cancer Society Roosevelt Island Relay For Life Saturday June 20 - Still Time To Sign Up To Walk Or Make A Donation

The American Cancer Society's Roosevelt Island Relay For Life takes place tomorrow, June 20 at the Octagon Soccer Field from 10 AM - 10 PM

 and you're invited to participate.

#RelayCountdownOne day to Relay at Roosevelt Island. See you all tomorrow! If you haven't already please register...
Posted by Relay For Life of Roosevelt Island on Friday, June 19, 2015

Alex Schoeneck, Relay For Life Community Manager reports:
Relay For Life is a community walking event to fight cancer. Individuals participate in teams, with one participant from each team walking a track at all times. In between laps, participants do three very important things: celebrate, remember, and fight back. They celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back by raising critical funds for the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.

This Saturday, June 20th, over 100 Island residents will unite in the fight against cancer at the third annual Relay For Life of Roosevelt Island, sponsored by Riverwalk Point and Amalgamated Bank. The event, which takes place at the Octagon Field (755 Main Street), starts at 10AM and lasts until 10PM. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site from 10AM until 8PM, free of charge.

Below is the family-friendly schedule of events. Highlights include the official event kick off at the 11:30AM Opening “Celebrate” Ceremony, followed by a survivor lap and caregiver lap, as well as the 9PM Luminaria “Remember” Ceremony. After the Island community helped us raise $27,000 for the American Cancer Society in 2014, the planning committee set a goal of raising $35,000 in 2015! We are well on our way to making this dream a reality, but we can’t do it without you, so stop by and walk a lap with us this Saturday! For more information, visit

You can sign up to walk or make a donation here.

Here are scenes from the 2013 Roosevelt Island Relay For Life.