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Photos courtsey Relay for Life
Photos courtsey Relay for Life
Wet relayers walk around the track at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village on Saturday during the 13th Annual Relay For Life of Middle Village.

Rain and thunder could not dampen the spirits of the nearly 400 participants who took part in the 13th Annual Relay for Life of Middle Village in Juniper Valley Park on Saturday.

The relay in the park was a success, but the threat of high winds and heavy rain did cause the Luminaria ceremony to be rescheduled for July 13 at 9 p.m., said Marlene Medina, community manager for Relay for Life.

Relayers will get the opportunity to light their Luminaria bag and run their laps in honor of, or in memory of, a loved one at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot located on 69th Street and Grand Avenue.

Relay for Life is the world’s largest fundraising event created to help bring an end to cancer. It brings together communities to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones who have not made it, and take action to stop cancer.

Relay for Life has currently raised over $170,000 and is continuing fundraising efforts until they reach their goal of $200,000 before Aug. 30, according to Medina. Anyone interested in donating can visit the Relay for Life website to make a donation.

 

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