Friday, 23 May 2014 08:16
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Long Island will host its 8th Annual Walk Like MADD 5K, a non-competitive fundraising walk at Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., on Saturday, May 31. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
The walk will raise funds and rally support for MADD’s mission to eliminate drunk driving.
During the ceremony, the Garden of Awareness Memorial will honor victims of drunk driving. Information on MADD services and support and programs will be discussed.
“Working together we can accomplish our goal; and with the support
of the community at Walk Like MADD, each step brings us closer to eliminating drunk driving,” said Tara Spohrer, walk manager at MADD Long Island.
To register, visit www.walklikemadd.org/longisland. For details, visit www.LongIslandMADD.org or call 631-547-6233.
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.
“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a Cut-a-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, November 1.
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.