"Take a Step...Save a Life" at Cancer Care of Long Island's second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk, Sunday, Sept. 26, Jones Beach, Zach's Bay, Parking Field #5, 11:30 a.m. This walk is being sponsored by the KeySpan Foundation.
Sam Ruinsky, chairman of the Steering Committee for the "Walk," former vice president, Newsday, and member of the Board of Managers of Cancer Care of Long Island states, "I am not a statistic because of early detection which identified my prostate cancer and with the help of skilled doctors, I have been brought back to health."
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk is the only one of its kind on Long Island and is Cancer Care's Way to raise awareness about this disease that strikes one in five men. "We want to bring attention to the importance of early detection, and the need for increased funding for research and screenings," says Douglas Dahlgard, member of the Steering Committee, director of taxes for Griffon Corporation, and member of the Board of Managers of Cancer Care of Long Island. An informational program is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. after registration (9 - 10:30 a.m.) and will include prominent doctors in the field. Various Long Island hospitals will have tables set up to provide additional information.
Cancer Care, Inc. is a national, non-profit social service agency that has helped more than one million people with cancer and their families. Each year, Cancer Care's professionally trained oncology social workers reach more than 50,000 cancer patients and their families, providing guidance, information and referrals through one-to-one counseling, specialized support groups, educational programs, financial assistance and telephone contact. All of Cancer Care's services are free of charge. Cancer Care's scope extends nationwide, influencing public policy and national education programs. As a founding sponsor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, and a leader in the management of cancer pain, Cancer Care has always anticipated and responded to the growing needs of people with cancer. Cancer Care also provides direct services through its national toll-free Counseling Line (1-800-813-HOPE) and via the Internet. Cancer Care was founded over 55 years ago on the principle that "Until the Cure, We Offer the Care."
Pre-registration fee $15, day of walk $20. Free T-shirts to all pre-registered participants. For information or to register, call Cancer Care of Long Island at 364-8130.