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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

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”

One of Oyster Bay’s newest summer traditions is Dancing in the Street, which takes place every Friday in July at the gazebo in town. Sponsored by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, half of Audrey Avenue is closed off and a DJ is called in for a great night of community dancing from 7-9 p.m.

“This is a great tradition and a beautiful town,” said visitor Michaela Lachance from Cooperstown, NY. “Everyone is having a wonderful time.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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