Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00
Great Neck North High School hosts the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation on March 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the school gym at 35 Polo Road. The suggested donation is $5 per person. There will be a student DJ, T-shirts for sale, food and surprises. Proceeds will benefit the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. Please consider bringing an unopened new toy to the basketball game. All toys will be donated to Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in conjunction with the Brodsky Foundation’s upcoming 5th annual 5K AIDS Cancer Run Walk in Cedar Creek Park in Seaford. Registration flyers for the 5K Run Walk will be given out at the basketball game. Registration will also be available online beginning March 15, via the website www.5kaidscancer.com
Brodsky is living with HIV since 1997 and brain cancer since 2002. “I’m 59 years young,” he says, “and my last two marathons in America were my fastest times since being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. I really believe that people can reverse their aging process, even those living with HIV and cancer. My goal is to cut a minute, plus or minus, from each of the next 25 marathons I run, so by age 65, I can run a sub-4- hour marathon again.”
On April 30, 2012, 6:30 PM, there will be a fundraising dinner at Simply Fondue of Great Neck, 24 Great Neck Road, honoring Dr. Sartori where he will be awarded ‘America’s Hero of the Year’ by the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. The cost will be $50 per person. Please call Tom Dundee at 466-4900 if you are interested in attending. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be going to the Brodsky Foundation.
Donations to the Foundation may be mailed to the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation, 1247 Mara Court, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509 or may be made online via the Foundation’s website, www.richardmbrodsky.org