Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
On Sunday, April 1, bikers geared up for the 7th annual Spinathon to benefit Michael’s Mission.
Forty-five athletes took part in the event, which traversed four different fitness centers, including the Sid Jacobson JCC and Hot Ryde in Roslyn, Equinox Fitness in Woodbury, and Lifetime Fitness in Syosset. All of the spin and exercise instructors volunteered their services to teach the classes. The spinners biked and grooved to the rhythm of invigorating music for 30-minute intervals at three of the locations. Warm yoga, Pilates and ViPR classes were interspersed with the spin segments for an additional fitness challenge to the athletes. Participants traveled as a group by a coach to each site. Food was served on the bus and local merchants provided raffle prizes.
Michael’s Mission was formed to honor and remember Michael Soussa, who at the age of 30, was diagnosed with cancer. After three years of fighting, Michael passed away. His courage, vitality and experience inspired his family and friends to form Michael’s Mission.
The organization, formed in 2009, is working to build an interactive, online community to deliver resources, support, and research to patients with colorectal cancer, as well as their family, friends and physicians. It is also funding research initiatives at Weill-Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, spearheaded by a leading expert in gastrointestinal oncology, Dr. Allyson Ocean.
This annual event is the brainchild of Dr. Alan Sloyer, a practicing gastroenterologist in Great Neck and an avid spin enthusiast.
The events website can be found at www.spin2k.com, where one can find photos, event recaps and links regarding colon cancer screening and prevention. Donations to Michael’s Mission can be made at www.michaelsmission.org.
For additional information on colon cancer screening, contact Dr. Sloyer at 487-2444.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The mourning period after the death of a loved one can be a difficult period for any family. Roslyn resident Elissa Zodipoff, along with her business partner, Old Westbury resident Gayle Gelbard, are offering a new service, Shiva On Call, to help families of the Jewish faith deal with such sad situations.
The business, Zodipoff said, has been in existence for eight months now. It is being run out of her home in Roslyn, but Zodipoff hopes to expand it to a business center somewhere in the Garden City or Mineola area.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Don’t forget: The vote on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year will take place this Tuesday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Roslyn High School.
Residents of the Roslyn School District will be voting on the 2013-2014 budget, three seats on the Roslyn Board of Education, the Bryant Library budget and two propositions, one concerning capital projects and the other on transportation vehicles.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen members of the Green Vale Pacers, a girls’ running club, ran the 5K Race of the Long Island Marathon held at Eisenhower Park on May 4. All fifteen finished the race and a few finished at the top of their age divisions and within the top ten for all 354 female racers.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Fifteen Wheatley High School students have been recognized by the Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship and leadership qualities for the winter 2012-2013 season. All winter teams were recognized as NYS Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners. The Boys Indoor Track team was crowned NYS State Scholar Athlete Team Champions. The Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Nassau County Class B Championship.