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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, Block Party, to Take Place in LIC This Sunday

Scenes from the 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser (via 108th Precinct on Twitter)

Sept. 26, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A family-friendly fundraiser will take place at the Long Island City waterfront this weekend, all in the name of a good cause.

Local businesses, civic groups, and more will take part in a breast cancer awareness fundraiser on Sept. 30 in a street fair complete with games, entertainment, food, and more.

The Hunters Point Civic Association, for example, will provide street fair staples like a bouncy castle, clowns, and face painting, while the LIC Lions Club will provide pony rides and magicians.

The 108th Precinct, one of the main organizers of the fundraiser along with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, will have a “dunk-a-cop” tank, and will also provide a rock wall to climb on. Merchandise will also be on sale.

Police Officer Tiffany Makely, an officer from the 108th Precinct who helped organize the event, says the fundraiser is larger this year given the success of the first fundraiser held last year.

Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue, in front of Hunters Point South Park, will be closed off to allow for the fair set up which includes food vendors and information booths from local organizations.

“It gets bigger and better,” she said. “The community loves it.”

Last year’s fundraiser saw $6,500 raised and more than 1,000 attendees, with sights set on greater numbers this year.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and Sharing & Caring, a social services organization based in Astoria.

The Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser will take place on Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 30. The rain date for the event is set for Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Please, no more balloon animals shaped like distended equine todgers, it distresses the park workers.


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