Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hundreds of Children with Cancer March Over Brooklyn Bridge

Campers from Camp Simcha and their counselors gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday evening for a celebration and a speech from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Then they marched over the Brooklyn Bridge and let off hundreds of ballons signifying their hope for the future.

Camp Simcha is a special summer camp in upstate New York for Jewish children with cancer and related diseases. There they can go swimming, play sports and have the same good times other kids have.

 Mayor Bloomberg welcomed the campers and proclaimed them to be official New Yorkers.

 Campers danced for the Mayor to the tune of "King of New York" before setting off over the bridge.

UPDATE: More here

Photos copyright MK Metz

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Todd Shaffer said...

Good event.

The last one-liner made me wince though, King of New York... Yeesh.

Anonymous said...

Its a song from West Side Story, the line is a part of pop culture. The title of the song is "King of NY"

bj said...

They did a good job with real New York accents. Pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

the song is not from west side story, the parody they sang is a song actually from the disney classic musical "Newsies" and the original title is indeed king of new york

Anonymous said...

Check out the video just released by Camp Simcha!
Camp Simcha for Children with Cancer - Girls "March of Hope"