The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an all-day amateur track meet that honors cancer survivors, and commemorates the millions of lives lost to the disease – all while raising money and awareness to both fund and encourage further medical research.
This year’s Relay For Life for Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Dyker Heights will take place tomorrow, Saturday, June 23, at the Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field, beginning at 1 p.m.
Scheduled events for Saturday include an opening ceremony at 2 p.m., a Survivor Recognition & Victory Lap at 5:30 p.m., a Luminaria paper lantern ceremony at 9 p.m., and a closing ceremony at 9:30 p.m.
The Fort Hamilton Athletic Field is located near Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge. It takes up two entire city blocks, bounded by 83rd Street, 85th Street, Colonial Road and Narrows Avenue.