Preparations continue for the third annual Orangetown Relay for Life, which will be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday on Pearl River's Central Ave. Field.
The final pre-relay meeting of the event's organizers will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pearl River Public Library.
The Relay for Life honors people whose lives have been touched by cancer and raises funds to aid the American Cancer Society's efforts fight the disease. For more information or to register for this year's relay, go to www.relayforlife.org/orangetownny.
In addition to teams raising money to walk in the event, individuals can purchase Luminaria for $10 each. The white bags each represent a person who has had a cancer, a survivor or one who passed away. They can be purchased the day of the event or through the Relay for Life website. The Luminaria are lined up around the track and lit as night falls.
Groups and businesses can also purchase decorative footprints for $1 each.
Tell Patch Why You Participate in the Orangetown Relay for Life
Patch is looking to tell stories of the participants in the Orangetown Relay for Life. We want to hear yours. To share the story of how cancer touched your life or why you are taking part in the Relay for Life, email Pearl River Patch editor Ryan Buncher at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to share your words, with pictures whenever possible. These stories can provide hope and illustrate the importance of the fight against cancer.
Over 5,000 communities will hold American Cancer Society Relays for Life. Yorktown helds one this past weekend. For pictures and details, click here.