Nassau Communities Hospital - A Proud New Beneficiary
Communities Hospital is one of the region's largest hospitals with 441
beds, more than 820 physicians and 2,300 employees. Located in
Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching
hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, orthopedic,
bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In
particular, its comprehensive cancer center features specialists in
breast, GYN, thoracic and head and neck cancers using techniques in
surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to make premiere cancer care
available without a commute into the city. A dedicated breast
imaging specialist rounds out the cancer program. In addition to its
outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center,
boasts Long Island's first Gamma KnifeŽ and is one of five hospitals in
New York without an open heart surgery program permitted to perform
angioplasty in an emergency or as an elective procedure. It is also
recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American
Society of Bariatric Surgery.
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LI2DAY GOLF OUTING
June 19th 2008
While the details are
still being worked out the LI2DAY is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual LI2DAY Golf Outing
will take place on Thursday, June 19th 2008 at the Stonebridge Golf Links
& Country Club.
Outing Web Page will be
updated when more information is available.
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Welcome to another edition of the LI2Day
e-newsletter. We have many exciting events taking place between
now and June. We will officially kick-off the promotion of the
5th Annual Walk on March 11th at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in
Massapequa. Many of you are starting your fundraising initiatives
and are well on your way to meeting your goals. Others are just
getting started. In this edition you will find helpful
fundraising and training tips. If you want to promote your event
we need your help to spread the word!
Going The Extra 120-Miles To Raise Awareness
And Funds for Breast Cancer
Extreme Athlete, Alicja Barahona
gives LI2DAY a running start with her non-stop, April 26 - 27 run from
North Woodmere Park in Hewlett to Montauk Point. You Can Help
Alicja Barahona Finish Strong! Alicja welcomes breast cancer survivors
and runners to join her for intervals along the 120-mile route. If you
are interested in running with Alicja in April, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be made in her name by CLICKING
Grow - Cut - Share - Shine With
Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
LI2DAY is considering hosting
the LI2DAY Breast Cancer Walk "Shortcut" - a ponytail
donation drive for Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene Beautiful
Lengths is a charity campaign created by Pantene in partnership with
the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) that encourages people to
grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create real-hair wigs for
women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. In order to
make the most beautiful, realistic and durable wigs, donated hair must
meet the requirements:
ˇ Donated hair must be a minimum of
8 inches long (measure hair from just above the elastic band of the
ponytail to the ends).
ˇ Wavy/curly hair texture is
fine-you may straighten hair to measure.
ˇ Hair should be freshly washed and
completely dry, without any styling products.
ˇ Hair may be colored with vegetable
dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes. It cannot be bleached,
permanently colored or chemically treated.
ˇ Hair may not be more than 5
would like to make a ponytail donation, please e-mail Kristie Moore at email@example.com.
Fundraising Made Easy!
Here are some fundraising tips to get you
Start with a simple mailing or e-mailing to
friends and family. You can also go to businesses in your
neighborhood for support. Some of our walkers have raffles where
they get prizes donated. Others hold events, like comedy nights
or benefits at local bars. Consider having a Spring yard
sale or car wash and use the proceeds to help meet your fundraising
objective. If you have a fundraising tip e-mail LI2DAY
at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them in
the next newsletter.
We'll even help
you promote your event/fundraiser. If time permits our visual media
department will help you design a flyer/poster for your event. We'll
even post it on our website and list it on our calendar. Below you can
see some examples of posters for upcoming fundraisers. Please click on
a poster to visit the LI2DAY events web page.
Training Walks, Shoe/Sneaker Clinics &
Training walks are taking place almost every
weekend. An updated schedule is posted on the LI2DAY website calendar
Please remember to contact the walk leaders prior to the scheduled
date, just to make sure the times and locations haven't changed. If you
haven't started training yet consider joining one of these walks. It's
always much better to walk as a group.
On February 24, 2008, Newsday writer John Hanc
joined a training walk at Eisenhower Park in Garden City. He wanted to
find out why people would come out in 30 degree weather with snow on
the ground to train for a walk held in June. On Tuesday, March 4th 2008
his feature appeared in the Health/Wellness section of the paper. You
can read his entire article by CLICKING
There are also three scheduled shoe/sneaker
clinics coming up. Please click on the flyers below for full details.
Is LI2DAY A Teacher's Pet?
LI2DAY enjoys the support of teachers,
faculty, and staff from school districts across Long Island. We
encourage more schools to become involved in the June Walk. LI2DAY
is committed to assisting Long Islanders affected by breast cancer and
offers six, $2,500 LI2Day Breast Cancer Walk Scholarships
for high school seniors whose parent or guardian is a survivor or
victim of breast cancer and The Maria A. Sciara Scholarship,
administered by the Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer,
Inc., is designed to provide a one-time award of $500 to a high
school senior who aspires to be a teacher and resides with a mother or
guardian who is a survivor or victim of cancer (other than breast
cancer). For more information on the LI2DAY Scholarship and the
Maria A. Sciara Scholarship please visit www.li2daywalk.org/scholarship.asp
Dr. Robert Branca, DDS is holding a Teeth Whitening
Fundraising at his office:
515 Route 111, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY
For just $200 you can have a brighter and
Saturday, May 10,
8 a.m. - 12 noon
Impressions are taken of your upper and lower
teeth for custom teeth whitening trays.
Day Two: Saturday, May 17,
8 a.m. - 12 noon
Pick up your
custom trays and begin your teeth whitening at home for a few
hours a day. You'll see results in 7 to 10 days.
For more information or to schedule your
appointment, please call 631-265-6655.
Just How Green Are You?
Find out at the Green Living Expo April 26 - 27,
2008. The Long Island 2 Day Walk To FIght Breast Cancer will be hosting
an exhibition booth... please come visit us!
The Green Living Expo brings together
like-minded Long Islanders who are both curious and committed to the
preservation of our Island and of our bodies. Spend Saturday
between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday between 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Suffolk
County Community College (Brentwood Exhibition Complex) immersed in
green living with "green" companies, food vendors, musicians
and even clothing companies.
Being "green" is a new concept for
many Long Islanders; for others it has been a way of life for years.
Regardless of which category you fall into, being "green" is
a notion that has firmly taken root in our society. Adopting an environmentally
friendly lifestyle means different things to different people. There's
no limit to where the environmentally conscious philosophy can take
Long Island. For tickets or more information, go to www.GreenLivingExpoLI.com.