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From Mud to Suds: Malverne Baseball Players Fight Cancer With Car Wash

The Malverne Mud Hens car wash raises $850 for Relay for Life, bringing team's total to $2,775.

Although their most comfortable playing in the dirt, the Malverne Mud Hens spent Saturday afternoon covered in soap and water as they cleaned several cars to raise funds to fight cancer.

The youth baseball players, with help from their coaches and parents, washed vehicles for four hours, from noon to 4 p.m., on April 28 in the parking lot of Malverne High School. By the end of the day, they raised $850 for the American Cancer Society, making their current fundraising total $2,775. Their team will be participating in ACS's , along with more than 20 others, in Malverne on May 4.

The Mud Hens expressed their thanks to Ray Orfano, of Show Me Signs, and Mid Island Collision for donating the signs and chamois for their car wash, and Kevin Murray, who supplied the pizza.

So far, Malverne's second annual Relay for Life has raised more than $23,800 for the American Cancer Society. The students of are the top fundraisers right now, with $5,294. Close to 200 people have signed up to participate in the walk, which will take place at the track at , or inside the school gym if weather conditions are poor.

To learn more about the event, sign-up to walk as an individual or team, purchase a luminaria for a loved one who fought cancer or make a donation, click here.

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