April 11, 2013
University will once again be celebrating the lives of those
affected by cancer through the student-driven American Cancer
Society Relay for Life walkathons on the Queens and Staten Island
campuses on Friday, April 19. St. John’s Men’s Basketball
Coach Steve Lavin will lend his voice as featured speaker for the
all-night event in Queens.
In April of 2011, Lavin announced that he had
been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Lavin was forced to miss most
of the 2011-12 season in order to fight the disease that affects so
many. Today, Lavin is cancer-free and continues to work with
numerous charities, organizations and events centered on finding a
cure for cancer.
Both events begin at 6 p.m., with the Relay
for Life in Queens taking place in Carnesecca Arena, and the Staten
Island walkathon taking
place in the Campus Center Gym. Participants will raise money to be
donated to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for
cancer. Luminarias (glowing memorials) will be sold prior to
the event and represent those individuals that are affected by the
disease. The luminarias will also be used to light up the pathway
for those participating through the night.
For more information regarding the
Queens event, please contact Mary H. Pelkowski, Associate Dean for Student
Engagement at the Division of Student Affairs at
St. John’s University by calling 718-990-1420 or e-mail inquiries
Please contact Audra Goodman, Associate Director of Resident Life,
for information about the Staten Island event by calling
718-390-4443, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Interested media can contact
Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media Relations at St. John’s
University by calling 718-990-5789 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.