11th annual Relay for Life of the North Fork: Photos

06/04/2016 9:41 AM |
Survivor Sam Duffy, center, leads the survivor walk. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Survivor Sam Duffy, center, leads the survivor walk. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

After a day of cloudy weather and the threat of rain, skies cleared just in time for the 11th annual Relay For Life of the North Fork at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic Friday night.

The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, had 120 people registered to attend and more expected to show up, according to Brittany Didonato, staff partner for the event.

After enjoying a dinner provided by Sound View Restaurant and a live musical performance by the OM-men, Cathy Russo of Mattituck took to the stage to deliver this year’s survivor story. Afterwards, she joined other survivors for the official “survivor’s lap.”

The schedule for the evening included an auction, games and a dance party.

OM-men plays for the attendees. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

OM-men plays for the attendees. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Friends Against Cancer team. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Friends Against Cancer team. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Shelter Island National Honor Society team with their leader Janine Mahoney, far right. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Shelter Island National Honor Society team with their leader Janine Mahoney, far right. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A quilt created in memory of Jen Lafrenere. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A quilt created in memory of Jen Lafrenere. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bob Boergesson of Southold and wife Johanna, background, check out some of the many items in the auction. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bob Boergesson of Southold and wife Johanna, background, check out some of the many items in the auction. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Chloe Piscatello of Mattituck sings the national anthem. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Chloe Piscatello of Mattituck sings the national anthem. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Survivors and their families watch the presentation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Survivors and their families watch the presentation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brittany Didonato, American Cancer Society staff partner for the event, addresses the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brittany Didonato, American Cancer Society staff partner for the event, addresses the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A group of young girls watches the presentation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A group of young girls watches the presentation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Relay for Life volunteers. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Relay for Life volunteers. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Cathy Russo of Mattituck tells her survivor story to the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroder)

Cathy Russo of Mattituck tells her survivor story to the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroder)

T-shirt with an important message. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

T-shirt with an important message. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork Cheer entertains the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork Cheer entertains the crowd. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Cathy Russo of Mattituck gave a moving account of her survivor story. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Cathy Russo of Mattituck gave a moving account of her survivor story. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Caregivers walk. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Caregivers walk. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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