Cell Phone Collection To Support Cancer Research

“Pretty in Purple,” the Relay for Life team that Jessica Rosen — one of our friends (and supporters) from Big Apple Sewer — belongs to just kicked off a new fundraiser that they are dubbing, “Cell Phones for a Cure.”

The concept is simple. According to Rosen, “We are collecting old cell phones then donating them and getting cash in exchange.” The cash collected from the cell phones and batteries will go toward “Pretty in Purple,” which has thus far raised $1,338.92 in support of cancer research.

“Pretty in Purple” will be participating in the “2012 Relay For Life of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst & Dyker Heights” from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m., June 23 at Fort Hamilton Athletic Field, bounded by 83rd Street to 85th Street, Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road in Bay Ridge.

The event begins at 12:00 p.m., but the opening ceremony is at 2:00 p.m. “Pretty in Purple” will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

To learn more about Relay for Life, “Pretty in Purple,” and to contribute, go to their team page by clicking here or call (718) 360-9200.