The Central Square Redhawk Community ran the race to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society at their second annual Redhawk Relay, held at Paul V. Moore High School stadium May 20.
The Central Square School District’s iconic redhawk mascot greeted every visitor at the ticket booth with hugs and high-fives, raising morale and community spirit.
Attendees walked the school’s track in honor of a cancer fighter or in memory of someone who lost the battle to cancer.
Many families and groups came with their own T-shirt designs.
One group’s camouflage design read, “The Hunt is On to Cure Cancer.” Another group’s read, “I’ve got a bone to pick with cancer!”
Tall chalkboards surrounded the track where students, parents and community members were able to write a message in support of their loved one or simply their loved one’s name.
Many walkers also purchased and decorated luminaries, white paper bags with tea lights inside, decorated in honor or memory of someone battling or who has battle cancer.
The evening concluded with a beautifully lit luminary walk.
All the proceeds of the Redhawk Relay went to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society.
Bronze patrons of the Redhawk Relay this year included: the United Methodist Church, Eastern Shore Associates, Jammin’ Beats DJ’s, the Central Square Gymnastics Center, North Shore Oil Company Inc., Ameritool, Mark Meyers Landscaping, M&M Electric, Charlotte O’Mara and the American Legion.
Gold patrons were: BSNSports, Bill Payne Construction, the Central Square Teachers Association, Sun Chevy and Auto Warehouse, Mr. Jack Heins, Dr. Christopher Rozhon (The Kid’s Dentist), Burdick Ford, Buchan & Sutter, P.C. and the Central Square Fire Department.
Redhawk Patrons included: The Perfect Body Shop, Fulton Savings Bank, Byrne Dairy, ABSolutions, Bonnie Orlando, the Ladies Auxiliary to Trach-Auringer and the Brewerton Fire Department.
Other donators were Dunkin’ Donuts, Champions, Paladino’s Cicero Pizza, Flatiron Grill, Uncle Chubby’s, Red Onion Pizza, Price Chopper, Wegmans, P.F. Chang’s, Walmart, Hudsons’ Dairy Inc., Jreck Subs, Arby’s, Tully’s, Kinney Drugs, Two Guys Italy Pizza & Buffet, SweetFrog, Na’Rins Bakery, Vella’s Market, Subway, Nonna Dina Pizzeria, Burger King, The Brickhouse Café, Top This Pizza, CopperTop Tavern, BJ’s, Olive Garden, Rosie’s Corner, T.G.I Friday’s, Spera’s, Frito Lay, The Clam Bar, Freihofer’s, Geddes Bakery and Cantina Laredo.
Central Square students created a video explaining the ins and outs of the Redhawk Relay, which can be viewed at www.cssd.org/webpages/leadership/.
Pictures and video of the event can be seen on the Central Square Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CentralSquareCSD.