Organizers of the 2013 Orangetown Relay for Life met last week at Pearl River Public Library to continue planning the event, now in its fourth year.
Volunteer Kathy Rao reported on her efforts to set up entertainment for the relay, which is scheduled for June 14 and 15 on the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River, specifically more kid-friendly activities.
So far that includes a clown with balloons for at least the first hour of the event, face painting from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the Rockland Boulders' mascot, the Boulder Bird, arriving at 7:30 p.m. to sign autographs for children.
Rao also spoke of some surprises for later in the evening, but those are not confirmed yet. Roddy Harrington has agreed to play once again.
Jennifer Nulle, Director of Special Events with the American Cancer Society in the Hudson Valley Region, said the group is still looking for sponsors and volunteers to help with registration and survivorship, but the primary focus is on recruiting teams to sign on.
As of last week night, eight teams had signed up online, more than last year at that time. Many teams tend to join later in the process. By Friday morning, that number was up to 12. For more information or to register a team, go to the Orangetown Relay for Life website here.
Relays for Life raise money for the American Cancer Society and awareness of what can be done to fight the disease while honoring survivors and those that have died from cancer.