Students at Timber Point Elementary participated in a schoolwide cancer awareness art project for Relay for Life, organized by art teacher Christina Spera and kindergarten teacher Michele Brodtman in conjuction with the American Cancer Society. Kindergartners through fifth-graders designed white paper luminaria bags that were lit up with tea lights and placed along the relay track at Bay Shore’s Brook Avenue Elementary School during the Relay for Life event in May. "Rely for Life celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembers those lost and empowers individuals to fight back against the disease," explained Brodtman. "It is a family-oriented team event that brings participants from all parts of the community together in a 'celebration of life.' Since the East Islip community does not currently have its own Relay for Life, we supported our neighboring event, the Relay for Life of Bay Shore."