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MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016 • BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP 37 Antique cars highlight Relay for Life bene t BY CHRISTOPHER MALONE editorial@homereporter.com With just a little more than a month to go till the neighborhood’s annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life, they were off to the races in Bay Ridge! Residents turned out on Saturday, April 23 for the Rally for Relay, a Relay for Life fundraiser sponsored by the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, at Our Lady of Angels, 7320 Fourth Avenue, enjoying a day of music and activities centered around vintage vehicles. Around 200 people attended the event held in the church's parking lot. According to Evans Georgopulos, vice president of the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, there were about 85 to 90 cars on display dating as far back as the 1920s, up to 2016 muscle cars, "It was a beautiful show," he added. "I love it and it helps get money for those who need it most," he added. Relay for Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked for 24 straight hours around the track at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. After walking over 80 miles, Klatt raised $27,000 to aid the fi ght against cancer; by the next year, the event had taken off. Nineteen other teams had formed and over $30,000 was raised. Today, the charity has spread to all corners of the United States, and around the world and has raised over $5 billion to fi ght cancer. The money raised from these benefi ts go to research, accommodations for patients, transportation to and from treatment and more. The Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at Fort Hamilton High School fi eld, 85th Street off Shore Road. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by SB News Vintage cars from different eras were the stars at the Rally for Relay, a fundraiser bene ting the American Cancer Society in advance of the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Relay for Life. Local artists help feed the hungry with ‘empty bowls’ BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK mmcgoldrick@homereporter.com A group of local artists put their work on display for a good cause at this year’s Empty Bowls Bay Ridge Sale, hosted on Saturday, May 7 as part of a grassroots movement BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/ Photo by SB News Lucy Farley holding a bowl. by artists to end hunger in local communities across the country. The event, now in its fourth year, was held just ahead of Mother’s Day at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church (6753 Fourth Avenue), and featured beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls that were on sale for just $25 each, as well as activities for children, and exciting live music for the whole family. “The empty bowls signify that some people don’t have food to eat, and if they do, many of them only have one bowl of soup for the whole day,” said organizer Ed Huml, calling this year’s Empty Bowls Sale the biggest success of all. “We’re looking to fi ll their bowls.” And fi ll bowls, they did. This year’s sale brought in over $2,000 – all of which, Huml said, is going straight to buying food. “This year was a biggie,” he told this paper, noting that – as a tagalong event – he and his team will set up shop at the church’s Christmas Fair later this year to continue to raise funds. “We raised more than we have in previous years, and it was just a wonderful turnout.” All proceeds from the sales benefi ted the Community Food Pantry at the church, which helps hundreds of hungry people in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.


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