This summer, make the most of your free time by giving back to those in need. Although this sounds like a hefty task, it can be achieved with relative ease — especially in New York City, where fun charity events for people of all ages and walks of life abound.
If this is something that interests you, be sure to read on to discover just a few of the charity events that are being held in NYC this summer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a medical organization that has been striving to eliminate cancer since 1946. This year, in partnership with GQR Global Markets and Ipsen, ACS will be hosting a rooftop fundraising event, with 100% of the proceeds going toward their renowned cancer research efforts.
Admission is by donation, though attendees are required to register online prior to the event.
The FDNY is hosting their first annual Fired Up For A Cure picnic at Fort Totten Park in Queens. This event was coordinated to raise awareness of cancer, encourage those who are currently fighting the disease, applaud survivors, thank caregivers, and take time to remember those who lost their battle.
Tickets for individual registrants cost $30 (plus fees), while group tickets are being offered at a discounted price. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, Fire Family Transport Foundation, and FDNY Foundation.
Shade of a Cure is returning to Morningside Park to bring cancer awareness to the community. The stroll, which starts promptly at noon, will take participants around the perimeter of the park. Afterwards, all guests are invited to stay and enjoy light refreshments and family-friendly activities.
Registration costs for adults total to $20 (plus fees) while child registration costs $12 (plus fees). Team registration is offered at a discounted price. All proceeds will go to Shades of a Cure and their efforts to boost awareness and encourage preventative care.
If you missed the registration deadline to ride in The Epic Ride, which spans 25-40 miles along the Brooklyn Waterfront and Jamaica Bay Greenways, there are still ways for you to get involved and support the cause. Volunteer opportunities for this event abound, with countless roles that are suitable for every participant’s interests and strengths.
There are no registration fees for this opportunity. However, volunteers can anticipate taking shifts that last anywhere from 3 to 9 hours, depending on their individual responsibilities.
Hopefully, the above events will motivate you to participate in one or more charity events this summer. Just remember that it doesn’t matter where you volunteer or for how many hours — your assistance is both greatly needed and appreciated.