News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/1/2013 10:28:57 AM to 7/2/2016 12:15:01 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: July 1, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Councilman R. Maldonado Recognizes Relay for Life Homestead/Florida City 2013 Team

Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado, Honorary Chairman for the Relay for Life 2013 of Homestead and Florida City, recognized the team of volunteers who made this year’s Relay for Life a success. Among those individuals who were honored for their commitment in the fight against cancer was CEO of Homestead Hospital Baptist Health Bill Duquette, who allowed the event to be held in the grounds of the Hospital.

“Bill Duquette and his staff did a wonderful job hosting this year’s Relay For Life event at Homestead Hospital Baptist Health.,” said Councilman Maldonado at the Special Presentation during the June 19 Homestead City Council meeting. “I will always be appreciative of the work he has done and for the personal commitment he has for his community, Homestead is lucky to have him.”

Councilman Maldonado presented Mr. Duquette with an award for hosting the event and for his support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Certificates of appreciation were also awarded to Relay For Life Committee Member Event Chair Yvette Ortiz, Team Development Michael Hitt, Team Development Co-Chair Jeri-Ann Winterstein, Student Team Development Katelyn Bourke, Operations Chair Maria Bello, Operations Co-Chair Michelle Kostowic, Fundraising Chair Maria Lora, Online Fundraising Chair Jennifer Lora, Mission Education Chair Jennifer DeSousa, Survivor Chair Nancy Bourke, Survivor Co-Chair Wendy Springer, Luminaria Chair Barbara Drago, Logistics Chair Kristine Fernandez, Activities/Entertainer Chair Diane O’Connor, Staff Partner Jose Bowles, Caregiver Chair Kenneth Bourke, and Sponsorship Chair William Lora.

“The 2013 Relay For Life Team did an amazing job this year and I am proud to recognize them,” said Councilman Maldonado. “All of these individuals have had someone in their lives that has been affected by Cancer. And have heard the call to get involved and give their time and energy to do whatever was needed to make this year’s Relay For Life a success and continue the fight against Cancer.”

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminary candles around the track in a moving ceremony honoring cancer survivors as well as remembering those lost to the disease. It is an opportunity to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

To join a Relay For Life of Homestead & Florida City, call your American Cancer Society at 305.779.2849, email or visit

Maldonado Recognizes Relay for Life Homestead

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022
Truck Bypass Flyer

Krome Avenue Truck Bypass in Effect

Posted on: November 12, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead October 2021

Posted on: October 19, 2021
Election Results

2021 Homestead Primary Election Results

Posted on: October 5, 2021
2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Posted on: September 14, 2021
Labor Day Hours

Labor Day City Closures

Posted on: September 3, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead August 2021

Posted on: August 17, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead July 2021

Posted on: July 13, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead June 2021

Posted on: June 10, 2021