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Vol. 1, Issue No. 3

March 2008




South Nassau Communities Hospital - A Proud New Beneficiary


South Nassau 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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June 19th 2008

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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.

Our Golf 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 e-mail


Remember we need your help to spread the word!


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Going The Extra 120-Miles To Raise Awareness And Funds for Breast Cancer

Alicja Barahona PictureExtreme 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


Donations can be made in her name by CLICKING HERE.






Grow - Cut - Share - Shine With Pantene Beautiful Lengths.


Pantene LogoLI2DAY 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 percent gray.


If you would like to make a ponytail donation, please e-mail Kristie Moore at




Fundraising Made Easy!

Here are some fundraising tips to get you started...


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  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.


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Training Walks, Shoe/Sneaker Clinics & Newsday

Training walks are taking place almost every weekend. An updated schedule is posted on the LI2DAY website calendar page. 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 HERE.


There are also three scheduled shoe/sneaker clinics coming up. Please click on the flyers below for full details.


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Is LI2DAY A Teacher's Pet?

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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




Dentist Ad 


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 whiter smile!


Day One:      Saturday, May 10, 2008                 8 a.m. - 12 noon


Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth for custom teeth whitening trays.

Day Two:      Saturday, May 17, 2008                 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


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