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Photos: Commack Relay For Life Raises $125K

Commack community members raised more than $125,000 at the town's first Relay for Life event on Friday night into Saturday.

 

Commack students, teachers, staff and community members pulled together to raise more than $125,000 in the town's first ever Relay for Life celebration. 

More than 700 people took to Commack High School's track on Friday night in a pledge to continue the fight against cancer through Relay for Life. Teams and individuals walked the track throughout the night, for 12 hours, to symbolize the journey and challenges faces by those diagnosed with cancer. 

The top individual fundraiser Maeve Smart is a Commack student, who is currently battling a diagnosis of osteosarcoma, a rare cancer of the bones diagnosed in less than 350 kids through the United State each year. She raised $5,870 with the help of family and friends.

Top fundraising teams included Smart's Team Smart Beauty Padgett with more than $9,000, Helfner's Heros with $6,932, and Mission Accepted raising $4,662 for charity. 

Click through the photos above to see pictures of the opening ceremonies, event and luminarias. 

geri May 15, 2012 at 02:43 PM
www.relayforlife.org/commackny you can still donate to your favorite team member.
JD May 15, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Great Job Commack!
geri September 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
the 2013 Commack Relay for Life is up! Its never to early to start your team, and spread the word about Relay for Life, please join me and so many others as we walk for a cure! Gerry LoFranco

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