Rocky Point, NY - June 16, 2016 - On Saturday, June 11th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined hundreds of local residents at the 16th Annual Relay for Life of Rocky Point at the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School.
Relay for Life is a community fundraised where teams of 10-15 people participate in a relay-style walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In 2001, Rocky Point hosted the first Relay for Life in Suffolk County and has inspired many more community across Long Island to participate.
“I would like to thank the volunteers and business sponsors for their dedication to Relay for Life of Rocky Point,” said Legislator Anker. “This wonderful event raises thousands of dollars every year and is also a wonderful way for the community to show their support for those who have been affected by cancer.”
This year, Relay for Life of Rocky Point raised over $22,000 for the American Cancer Society. Marietta Turbane, a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and breast cancer, was the keynote survivor speaker. The event would not have been possible without the following 2016 committee members: Mary Ann Fox, Maria Amoscato, Jim Brown, Michelle Brown, Pat Carr, Cathy Conner, Jeanette Csikortos, Jennifer Hald, Elizabeth Kidney, Jean Lentin, Lisa Mayer, Peggy Meyer, Kari Mygland, Ed Turney, and Erica Wilgeroth.
For more information about Relay for Life, please visit www.relayforlife.org.