On Saturday, August 4th, despite the threat of inclement weather, the Sunny Isles Beach/Golden Beach/Aventura Relay for Life to raise money for the fight against cancer was held at Heritage Park in Sunny Isles Beach. The evening was filled with music, exercise and some great snacks.
Presentations of medals were made to the survivors by Dr. Robert Donoway. The survivors then walked together to open the relay and team members followed behind, filling the sidewalk to complete their laps. SIB Mayor Norman S. Edelcup,SIB Commissioner Jeanette Gatto and Golden Shores Councilwoman Judy Lusskin proudly helped to carry the survivor and caregiver banner with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and State Representative Joe Gibbons.
City officials and many employees have been personally touched by this disease. The City was represented by an energetic team of employees and family members. It was an honor to walk and to help such a good cause. All involved look forward to next year’s event.
The DJ took requests so that all the participants had a chance to walk to their favorite tunes. The luminaries walk was held in early evening and everyone remembered friends or loved ones who lost the fight against this disease. With contributions from $5 to $5,000 money flowed in for a common cause. Major contributors included Aventura Mall, Dr. Robert Cornfeld and the City of Sunny Isles Beach.
Special thanks to Janey Mayville, the coordinator for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. To hold your own event, call 305.779.2843 or email to Janey.Mayville@cancer.org