2013-05-16 / Other News

Spring Creek Hosts First Relay For Life



Last Saturday, May 11th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life was held in Spring Creek at Pennsylvania and Van Sicklen avenues. The Relay For Life started in the 1980s by organizing community teams to raise money to celebrate the organization’s hard work. Representatives of each team walked the community’s tracks throughout the event, signifying that cancer never sleeps and “neither will we until a cure is found.” The theme of the event was to celebrate survivors and remember loved ones lost as well as fight back to find a cure. Participating organizations included: Starrett City/Spring Creek Lions Club, Starrett City Tenants Association, Frederick Douglas Academy VIII, Starrett City Girl Scouts, Youth Federation, Canarsie Lions Club and Circle Of Friends. Spirits were not dampened by the rain or lack of participants. There was also a D.J. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event which unites communities in the fight against cancer. Chairwoman Janice Lacroix said, “ This is Spring Creek’s first year. Next year we will continue to grow.” 
Text and photos by Sonny Maxon Last Saturday, May 11th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life was held in Spring Creek at Pennsylvania and Van Sicklen avenues. The Relay For Life started in the 1980s by organizing community teams to raise money to celebrate the organization’s hard work. Representatives of each team walked the community’s tracks throughout the event, signifying that cancer never sleeps and “neither will we until a cure is found.” The theme of the event was to celebrate survivors and remember loved ones lost as well as fight back to find a cure. Participating organizations included: Starrett City/Spring Creek Lions Club, Starrett City Tenants Association, Frederick Douglas Academy VIII, Starrett City Girl Scouts, Youth Federation, Canarsie Lions Club and Circle Of Friends. Spirits were not dampened by the rain or lack of participants. There was also a D.J. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event which unites communities in the fight against cancer. Chairwoman Janice Lacroix said, “ This is Spring Creek’s first year. Next year we will continue to grow.” Text and photos by Sonny Maxon

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