A birthday party with candles and cake was the theme Saturday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s Relay for Life event at Flushing Meadows Park. The American Cancer Society’s fundraiser brought out 210 participants for the one-day event. Previous programs have been held at Citi Field. Many participants lit luminaria in honor of loved ones who have died from cancer. Survivors of the disease celebrated their recovery. Teams and individuals walked around the facility with banners and special T-shirts heralding their involvement, raising about $35,000. Another Relay for Life was held over the weekend at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. The next events will be held at Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach and in Riis Park in the Rockaways, both on Saturday and Sunday. — Liz Rhoades
Michael and Sandra Kupski light a candle in a luminaria at the National Tennis Center in memory of a loved one who died of cancer.
The Women of Faith team march for the cause Saturday at the Relay for Life event at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The Greenway Angels team including Angie Bush, left, Rosetta Garrett, Ruth Curry and Peggy Whitehead show off their birthday cake hats.
Daniella and Bill Wrynn remember a great-aunt who died recently of cancer.
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