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Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run For Prostate Cancer

Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF) has announced that it is joining with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), the Elmont Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Long Island Running Club to stage the 3rd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer. The run will be held on Sunday, June 1, at Belmont Park, with NYRA’s “Sam the Bugler” Grossman calling everyone to the post at 7:15 p.m.

The runners and walkers will traverse a USA Track & Field certified course entirely within the grounds of Belmont Park, leading up to an exciting finish at the finish line on the race track.

The run will be a prelude to the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes six days later.  

The grand marshal of the event to benefit early detection of prostate cancer will be Johnny Velasquez, the all-time money winner among North American jockeys, and winner of eight Breeder’s Cup races.

The entire net proceeds will go to benefit the Integrated Medical Foundation and its mission to promote awareness and early detection of prostate cancer as well as support services.

“The Belmont Stakes is thoroughbred racing’s premiere race which is the true test of a champion,” observed Joanne Adams, NYRA’s director of community relations. “The Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer on June 1 will be a real test for all of the champion runners as they make their way onto the dirt track at Belmont Park.”

Integrated Medical Foundation Executive Director Rhonda Samuel was equally enthusiastic about presenting the event, and how it will be a crowning moment for prostate cancer awareness and early detection. “We are thrilled to be staging the third edition of this exciting 5k ‘people’ run at Belmont Park, and we are hopeful that it will help us reach our goal of raising funds to fight prostate cancer through advocacy, awareness, and screenings. Early detection saves lives.”

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call Rhonda Samuel at 631-247-0100 for information about a health exhibit table at the event.

Registration is open at www.glirc.org. Call the Greater Long Island Running Club at 516-349-7646 for information about the run. For information about Integrated Medical Foundation visit www.IMFcares.org.

News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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