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Annual Prostate Cancer Run Set For November 18

POSTPONED. Visit imfcares.org for an update.

Preparations are underway for the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer taking place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury.  

Integrated Medical Foundation was pleased to announce that the run will be supported by a grant from Abbott. Additional support comes from Shiel Medical Laboratory, lead local partner, and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York, local partner. The Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer raises funds every fall for prostate cancer awareness, education, and support services throughout the New York metro area.  

Bringing together athletes, cancer survivors, caretakers, family members, physicians and friends for this community event, the Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer will prove to be a challenging course for the running enthusiast. There will be an on-site health fair as well as free prostate cancer screenings. 

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the runners and walkers will be treated to a scenic five-kilometer course on the rolling pathways of the golf course. Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall and Masters Division finishers and to the top three male and female finishers in each of 16 age groups running from 14 and under to 85 and over. The top three finishers in each of two Clydesdale and Athena Weight Divisions will also be presented with awards. The Greater Long Island Running Club is providing race management services and the race will be the final event in the 2012 GLIRC Grand Prix of road races. Start2Finish Corporation will provide timing and scoring, with the timing chip built into a runner’s bib number. Results will be available at glirc.org within 24 hours after the race. The course has been certified and the race sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

The entry fee is $20 to those who register in advance and $30 to those who wait until the day of the race to register. All entrants will receive a high-quality commemorative shirt. You can register online at glirc.org or imfcares.org until 9 a.m. on Nov. 17.

The grand marshal of the run will once again be radio host Curtis Sliwa and the honorary chairman will be Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes of the New England Patriots. You will be able to have your photo taken with Mike on the day of the run in return for a suggested donation of $5 to aid in the fight against prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer affects our loved ones – our fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, sons, grandsons, friends, neighbors and colleagues. One out of six men (one of four African-American men) will have prostate cancer in their lifetime. Per year, 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 30,000 of them will die. 

“All men age 40 or older should talk to their health care provider about prostate cancer,” says Rhonda Samuel, executive director of Integrated Medical Foundation. For information about the run, call Mike or Linda at the GLIRC office at (516) 349-7646 or visit www.glirc.org. For information about sponsorship opportunities, to make a donation to the cause or for prostate cancer information please visit IMFcares.org. To volunteer, contact Mindy Davidson at (516) 359-9409 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

Dance has a variety of benefits for children. Just like other sports like soccer, tennis or basketball, it promotes good health, emotional and mental stability.

The Dance Place in Hicksville is the brainchild of former dancer, Miana DeLucia. As a child, DeLucia found relief in her local dance studio. She says, “When I was young, my brother was very sick. I used to go to the studio just to get away. There, I found my passion and it became like a second home to me. It was my safe place.”

The community is invited to show off their Comets pride at Hicksville’s Homecoming Fair, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 10 a.m.

The festivities start at 10 a.m. at Hicksville High School’s John A. Walker Soccer Field. A number of fun activities will be featured, including attractions like a giant slide and an obstacle course, plus many game booths courtesy of the individual PTA units and school clubs. Lunch and snack items will be available for purchase.


Sports

At 6 a.m. on a blustery Saturday morning 1,600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay triathlon and tri- relay race. The participants were from all over Long Island, some from upstate NY, a few from out of state and were all ages and some even with disabilities but all came with one goal in mind, to finish.

The course starts out as a half mile swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, then a 9.3 mile bike ride through Oyster Bay, Laurel Hollow, and Cove neck which is very hilly but finishes with a 2.9 mile downhill to the finish. Then the riders have one more leg of the race which is 3.2 mile run through Mill Neck and Brookville, up to Planting Fields Arboretum and back down to Roosevelt Park to the finish line.

Second year head coach Rob Carroll is encouraged by what he has seen from the Hicksville Comets in the preseason. For this reason, he feels the team is better than their preseason ranking of No. 13.

“Last year was a tough year for us,” he said in regards to their 1-7 season. “But we improved as it went on and played in some very competitive games.”

The team ended a 15-game losing streak last season with a 26-19 victory over Uniondale.  They also were barely edged 20-14 by Hempstead on a last minute score. The rest of the games featured several lopsided scores, which is why Carroll believes the team is being overlooked.


Calendar

BOE Meeting

September 10

HHS Class of 1954 Reunion

September 12, 13

Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show

September 14



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