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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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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