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Relay For Life of Yonkers

Saturday, June 11, 2016

12 p.m.-midnight

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Gorton High School
100 Shonnard Pl, Yonkers, NY Map it

44 teams and 226 participants have raised $89,754.43

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

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Dedicate a Star for the Relay For Life Global Celebration


We all have a story – and each is unique. Some stories are shaped by those we have met who have been touched by cancer. Others’ stories include a personal diagnosis. For some, survivorship is something we celebrate, and for others, remembrance is the reason we keep pushing strong. But what we do know is when our stories unite around the mission we share, we can make the greatest impact – and for us, that’s working to free the world from the pain and suffering caused by cancer.

At this year’s Relay For Life Global Celebration at Mall of America® this August, we will unite stories from across the globe to build a three-story art installation consisting of 50,000 dedicated Relay For Life stars, each representing a story. This unites our collective stories into one universal constellation of stars to inspire hope, celebrate progress, and rally others to join us in defeating this disease. Individuals from every corner of the world can be a part of this beautiful experience by making a $10 donation to dedicate a star through the website. The funds raised through this art installation of dedicated stars will be credited to Relay For Life events by zip code of donor and fund our lifesaving mission.

Please spread the word about this opportunity, and encourage your volunteers to do the same! Some resources to help you promote the stars and the event in general are currently being developed and should be available by early next week. Also, be sure to follow our Relay For Life and American Cancer Society social pages as we will be sharing more information about this event over the next several weeks – and we encourage you to share away!

And in case you need a dose of inspiration, be sure to check out this video that was developed by a 13-year-old volunteer from Minnesota who is passionate about this opportunity to raise awareness about a cause that touches us all.



Thank you

Thank you for joining us for Relay For Life of Yonkers! Together, we were 300 strong in the fight against cancer walking for all the lives affected by cancer.  We raised an incredible $77,000 and counting for the American Cancer Society! Thank you for all of your support, we can't wait until 2017!

**If you have additional donations to turn in, please mail them to:

Relay For Life of Yonkers
2 Lyon Place
White Plains, NY 10601 **


Thank you to our Event Leadership Team, 
without whom this Relay For Life would not be possible:

Kelly Chiarella -  Janet  Cabassa-  Katrina Snyder

Renee Fazzinga -  Kim Cauthen -  Sara Anderson

Jacqueline Cokely  -  Anthony Quatrocci -  Linda Liberatore

 Kathy Antonelli -  Rocco Derose  - DJ Lenny Santowasso

Youth Ambassador-Sade Jansen

The Event Leadership Team and American Cancer Society would like to say a special, 'thank you' to:

Gorton High School — Mayor Spano—Senator Andrea Cousins-- BOE--Councilmen Breen and Johnson

NCC Drum Corp — Deidre Omara  –Laura Reyes —AJ Chiarella - Giana Concepcion- Arutyun Tiratsuyan

Yonkers Fire Department— St. John's Riverside Hospital—St. Joseph's Hospital-Yonkers Police Department-

New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital Dr. Nancy Mills- ACS Board Member Karen Bernbach

 Custodial Staff of Gorton High School 


Mayor Mike Spano

Teamsters Local 456, New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Yonkers Police Dep.

Nepperhan Community Center, Kiwanis, Yonkers Public Schools

Yonkers Fire Dep.                                      St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center                     Yonkers Ruby Plumbing

NAACP Yonkers Branch                             Home Style Caterers

Yonkers Brewing Co.                                  Yonkers DPW

Sand Donated by Torre Lumber & Masonry in honor of Shelia Williams

Survivor Lunch Donated by Gianna’s







The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Emerald Club Personal Donation Made Jen Lorio - $2,764.00
  2. Sapphire Club Personal Donation Made Liza Olson - $1,780.00
  3. Sapphire Club Margaret Silby - $1,618.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Jade Team St. Joseph's Cancer Crusaders - $12,436.00
  2. Platinum Team 32 Angels - $7,674.00
  3. Gold Team Neil's Team - $7,103.00


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