Dancers performed to raise spirits. (Photos by the American Cancer Society)

Plainview-Old Bethpage Community’s 20th Annual Relay for Life

There were photo ops in the big purple chair.

During the daylong event at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School track, Relay For Life participants celebrated cancer survivors, remembered all who have been lost, and recommitted to fighting back against the disease as a community. Participants gather pledges and sell luminaria to raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society. To help Relayers keep their energy up throughout the event, various performances and other fun side events are scheduled during the day.

“As a lifelong Plainview resident, it gives me great pride to see how my hometown’s generous spirit and willingness to fight for a great cause has sustained this Relay for Life for two decades,” Nassau County Legislature Deputy Minority Leader Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) said. “Cancer has touched nearly all of our lives, and I am looking forward to once again walking with my neighbors during and joining communities all across the country in coming together to conquer this insidious disease once and for all.” For more information and the full event schedule, visit

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