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Sands Point Preserve Sprint For The Feinstein Institute

Runners and walkers from Plainview and all over Long Island and beyond are cordially invited to be part of the 7th annual Sands Point Preserve Sprint for the Feinstein Institute, a 5 Kilometer Run/walk to be held on Saturday morning, August 10. The starting horn will sound precisely at 9 a.m.

The event will be staged by the Plainview based Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) under the guidance of GLIRC’s Abe Bernstein The event is made possible through the generosity of Abe Bernstein, Genentech (“In Business for Life.”), and the Lynbrook Runner’s Stop.

The Sands Point Preserve, located at the tip of the Port Washington peninsula, is one of the most beautiful spots on Long Island. The 5 Kilometer course features a unique combination of paved paths and runner friendly woodland trails (and a surprise or two!) - with an incredible view of Long Island Sound at the finish line. If you’ve been there before, you know what we’re talking about. If you’ve never been to Sands Point you are in for a treat - forests, meadows, gardens, a freshwater pond - it’s one of Mother Nature’s best shows on Long Island.

Awards will include age groups through 85 and over, Clydesdales and Athenas. There will be a very nice T shirt and lots of raffle prizes courtesy of the efforts of our host Abe Bernstein.

The entire net proceeds of the event will be turned over to the Feinstein Institute of North Shore- LIJ Health System and its Chronic Lymphatic Lymphoma research and treatment program.

A word from Run sponsor and Chair Abe Bernstein: “For those who have participated in the Sprint for the Feinstein Institute in prior years, thank you for keeping me alive and kicking, For those who join us in the Sprint for the first time in 2013, welcome.  Your dollars will probably help save the life of a friend, a relative or someone you know.  And - it’s a great race course as well.”

For more information or entry forms call the Greater Long Island Running Club office at (516) 349-7646.  You can register online at www.glirc.org.

News

The Columbus Day Parade played host a to a very special group this year. The Family Residences and Essential Enterprises’ (FREE) Players Drum Corps made history as they became the first special needs drum corps to march in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.

The group marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with a red carpet performance on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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