Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: September 25, 2018
Lindenhurst High School
Charles Street, Lindenhurst
On Sept. 23, Lindenhurst Union Free School District athletic teams, coaches, administrators and community members, along with local and state politicians, joined members of the Renna family at the 12th annual Christina Renna Foundation Walk-A-Thon and Blood Drive held at Lindenhurst Middle School.
Christina, a former student of the Lindenhurst School District, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and passed away in 2007.
The walk supports the Christina Renna Foundation goal of “supporting children’s cancer research and increasing the levels of awareness and education through the support of cancer groups and outreach programs for the direct support of those in need,” as stated on the website, www.crf4acure.org. All money raised will benefit children’s cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Photo caption: Several Lindenhurst athletic teams and coaches, administrators, community members along with local and state politicians joined the members of the Renna family and walked the track of the Lindenhurst Middle School during the 12th annual Christina Renna Foundation Walk-a-Thon and Blood Drive. Pictured is the Lindenhurst High School Girls Varsity Cross Country Team.
Hundreds of athletes (and their younger siblings), our coaches and district personnel raise thousands of dollars by coming out to support this event each and every year.
The Renna Family shows their appreciation by donating Gold shoelaces to all of our athletes (Gold being the color for Children’s Cancer Awareness and these laces can be seen in team photos throughout the entire school year).
This Christina Renna Walk-a-thon / Blood Drive is for a great cause, supports a wonderful Lindenhurst family and is a fitting tribute to a young lady that has, and will continue to touch thousands of lives.