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Running Against Cancer

Event raises $10,000 for cancer center

On April 26, the 5th Annual Garden City Teachers Association (GCTA) hosted the “GC For A Cure” Run/Walk, which wound up being a huge success. The run/walk event attracted close to 600 people and raised about $10,000 for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A corresponding event, Uniting Against Lung Cancer “Kites for a Cure,” raised about $1,000 to support their lung cancer research grant program.

Thankfully the weather did not impact the fun-filled morning. People came out to walk/run in honor and in memory of loved ones. This year’s race was dedicated to Michele White, former art teacher at Stewart School, who lost her battle to cancer in July.

The overall male winner Floral Park’s John Walsh, who crossed the finish line with a time of 17:51 while Garden City’s Caroline Ferri was the overall female winner with a time of 19:47.

The Garden City Teachers’ Association would like to thank all the runners, walkers, community members, volunteers, parents, and students who came out to support this great event. They would also like to thank their sponsors: The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley, La Bottega, GCI-Environmental and Engineering Consultants, Patriot Supply, Daniel Gale- Sotheby’s International Realty, The Donnelly Group, The UPS Store of Garden City, Avellino’s Pizzeria and Catering, Bellissima Photography, Crossfit Garden City, Constant Entertainment, Hint Water, New York Running Company, The McKay Family, and Walter Levchuck.

The GCTA would like to thank all the local merchants who so graciously donated a raffle basket item/gift card. In addition, they would like to thank Garden City Public Schools, the Village of Garden City, the Garden City Police Department, Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corporation, the Garden City PTA, the GCREA, and all those who live on the race course for their support.

The Garden City Community came together to support a great cause and to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Kerry Calvert is the race director of GC For a Cure.

News

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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