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Blue Ribbon Prostate Cancer Run New Site And Date: December 9

Run moved to Syosset-Woodbury Community Park

The  2012 Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer, which had been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, has been postponed until Sunday, Dec. 9, and has been moved to a new location, Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury.

“It is never an easy task to have to postpone  an event, not to mention having to move it to a different location,” observed Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) Chief Administrative Officer Linda Ottaviano. “Fortunately, with the enthusiastic cooperation of Town Supervisor Venditto and the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, we have been able to reschedule the event and relocate it to the scenic grounds of Syosset-Woodbury Community Park,” added Rhonda Samuel, Executive Director of  Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), who hosts the event.

If you have already registered for the Run, there is nothing else for you to do but to show up at the Community Park sufficiently in advance of the 9:30 a.m. starting time. If you’re not yet registered, you can sign up at glirc.org.     

Additionally, the GLIRC Trail Run that had originally been scheduled for Dec. 9 will be held on Sunday, Dec. 23 instead.

IMF said the run is supported by a grant from Abbott, as well as Shiel Medical Laboratory, lead local partner and Advanced Radiation Centers of NY, local partner. The BRRPC raises funds for prostate cancer awareness, education, and support services throughout the NY metro area. 

The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and athletes, cancer survivors, caretakers, family members, physicians, and friends will find this a challenging course for the running enthusiast on the rolling pathways of the golf course. There will be an onsite health fair as well as free prostate cancer screenings.

Awards will be presented in all categories. Race management services are by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) for their final event in the 2012 GLIRC Grand Prix of road races.  Timing and scoring by Start2Finish Corporation, with the timing chip built into your 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 only $20 in advance, and $30 on the day of the race. The Grand Marshall, is 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 for a suggested donation of $5 to aid in the fight against prostate cancer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mike or Linda at the Club office at (516) 349-7646, or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   To volunteer, contact Mindy Davidson at 359-9409. “Otherwise,” said Mike, “See you on Dec. 9.

News

The 7th annual Parish of the Holy Family Festival went off without a hitch and lit up the night sky on Fordham Avenue in Hicksville last week. Thousands of community members came and joined in the festivities.  

This year’s theme was the 1964-1965 World’s Fair that took place in Queens. Volunteer coordinator and 28-year member of the congregation Mary White said “We are having this festival to raise money and to offset the expenditures of the school and the church. Last year we had a record breaking 10,000 people attend and while all the numbers are not in yet, we are doing very well this time around too. The turnout has been great because the weather has been so cooperative.”

Matty’s Sports Deli, located at 107 Stewart Avenue, first opened its doors Nov. 12, and slowly but surely, it’s making a name for itself as the place to go to get good eats in Hicksville.

However, according to owner and Bellmore resident Matthew Burak, the main thing working against his slow climb up the hill of success is what any entrepreneur knows is vital to business—location, location, location.


Sports

Cantiague Park Senior Men’s Golf League had its fourth tournament on Thursday Aug. 7. We had 33 golfers and a record 8 who scored under 40. Low overall score was won by newcomer Ed Hyne with an impressive 33, his second low net in a row. Charlie Acerra scored a solid 35, and won low overall net with a 26; his best score in 4 years.

Competition on the nine-hole course is divided into two divisions. Flight A is for players with a handicap of 13 or lower. Flight B is for players with a handicap of 14 or more. The league is a 100 % handicap league. Any man 55 years or older is eligible for membership. We have many openings for this year, and you can sign up anytime throughout the the season. The league meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., but the formal tournament dates are only the first and third Thursday of the month through late October. We will have a final luncheon with prizes on our last meeting.

The fields of Kevin Kolm Memorial Park were filled with nearly 200 soccer players on Saturday for the annual ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event. The event was put together by the Mastermind Unit in sponsor of the Michael Magro Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting pediatric patients with cancer and their families.

“The Mastermind Unit is a non-profit organization that was founded by a group of guys who grew up playing soccer together in Hicksville,” said co-founder Bryan Alcantara. “This is our seventh annual  ‘Soccer For A Cause’ event at Memorial Park.”


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