Take a break this weekend from barbecues and fly a kite with your family to benefit lung cancer research.
The 7th annual "Kites for a Cure" will take place on Saturday in Southampton to raise money for Uniting Against Lung Cancer, an organization founded in 2001 in memory of Joan Scarangello, a Southampton resident and nonsmoker who lost her battle with lung cancer.
The family kite fly draws more than 1,000 kite-flyers to the beach to kick off the summer season. Last year's "Kites for a Cure" raised more than $60,000 in support of funding lung cancer research.
A donation of $30 entitles kids and adults to a high-quality kite that can be decorated on site with pictures, names, wishes or messages to be flown over the ocean, and refreshments by Tates Bake Shop. A “Family of Flyers” donation of $300 will cover a family of five.