Councilman Mark Treyger will once again team up with Zamperla and advocates — including Frankie’s Mission — to host the lighting of Coney Island’s iconic Parachute Jump this Friday, September 18th to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
The entire community is invited to attend the lighting to show their support for the many families throughout Brooklyn and New York City who are courageously battling childhood cancer.
“This is a small but important gesture by our community to show these families that they are not alone in their fight against childhood cancer,” said Treyger. “I want to thank everyone at Frankie’s Mission and all of the advocates for their inspiring work each day throughout the year and Zamperla for again agreeing to help host this year’s event.”
The event will begin at 7pm at the base of the Parachute Jump, located along the Riegelmann Boardwalk near West 19th Street, and the lighting will take place at 7:45pm.
In addition to the lighting of the Parachute Jump, there will be a performance by Art’s House Dance, an appearance by the Brooklyn Cyclones’ Sandy the Seagull, and other children’s activities.
Treyger initially reached out to Zamperla, which owns the Parachute Jump, last year after the Empire State Building had denied a request from advocates to “Go Gold” as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Zamperla immediately agreed to Council Member Treyger’s request to have the Parachute Jump Go Gold last September as part of the international Gold World Project, which included other landmarks from across the globe.