The American Cancer Society is once again teaming up with the Rockaway Community to bring the 8th Annual Relay For Life event to Beach Channel High School on June 9-10, 2007.  Relay For Life is the largest fundraiser in the world with over 4,400 events taking place across the country last year.  The event is a unique celebration of life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer.  It is a non-competitive team event where people take turns walking, running, skipping or dancing around a track, relay-style.  In the evening, there is a candle ceremony in tribute to those who have been affected by cancer.

We are hoping to get your business involved in this wonderful community event.  Different ways your school could get involved would be through a “Wall of Hope Sponsorship,” an event sponsorship, donating volunteer help, donating items from your business and finally getting a team together and actually participating in the walk with the entire community.  We are also open to any other ideas you or your staff may have! 

The power of Relay For Life is that it allows communities to grieve for those lost to cancer and to celebrate the lives of those who have survived.  For the newly diagnosed, Relay offers a chance to meet someone who has survived the same type of cancer.  For the cancer patient in treatment, Relay 
provides an opportunity to share with others.  For the long-term survivor, Relay brings a community’s recognition of the struggle and closure to a trying time in life. 

Your donation will help us generate the necessary funding that supports our mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Research supported by the American Cancer Society has produced tremendous breakthroughs for many patients.  For some this has meant a cure.  For others, therapy has improved their quality of life and a cure may be in sight.  The money raised from Relay For Life will continue to bring us closer to a cure.

Thank you for your consideration.  I look forward to your favorable reply.  If you have any questions, please call John Link at 718-263-2225,  Ext. 38.

John Link (
Manager, Special Events
97-77 Queens Blvd Suite 1110
Rego Park, NY 11374
718-263-2225, Ext. 38


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