Oceanside, NY, May 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the 2014 LI2DAY Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. This is the seventh consecutive year that South Nassau has been named a beneficiary of LI2DAY, which is celebrating its 11th Anniversary this year.
All of the funds raised by LI2DAY walk are donated directly back to Long Island community-based organizations. LI2DAY has donated a total of $173,500 to South Nassau in support of its breast cancer screening, early detection/diagnosis, and follow-up treatment program for underserved and minority patients. Since its inception, LI2DAY has raised more than $5 million in support of local breast cancer organizations, research facilities and educational scholarships. This year LI2Day is expanding their mission to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and other women’s cancers.
To be held Saturday, June 7, LI2DAY features a new, scenic one-day, 13.1 mile route that may be walked or run. Participant check-in, breakfast and the Opening Ceremony will be held as in the past in the DARE area at Smiths Point. At 7:30AM, participants will begin their journey on a new route that overlooks Smith Point Beach and the Flight 800 Memorial. Participants will break for lunch at the Manor of St. George’s, overlooking the Carmans River. Along with the scrumptious lunch, participants will be treated to the luxuries of Cathedral, including massage therapists, podiatrists, Yoga, Serenity Tent and live entertainment.
After the break, participants will travel a short distance to the Marina, where they will be greeted by a pipe and drum ensemble, then cross over the bridge to DARE area for the closing ceremony. Participant safety is of the utmost priority, so arrangements have been made for continuous support from the Suffolk County Police Department, a qualified medical team and local ambulance personnel. Individuals or groups interested in walking or donating in support of Team South Nassau and LI2DAY should call Nelvie Howard, of South Nassau’s development department, at (516) 377-5360.
Volunteers and sponsors, as well as interested walkers, can register or learn more about information sessions, training sessions and registration by calling (631)-863-2329.
Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 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, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for hip and joint replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease.
Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk
Since its inception, the LI2DAY has raised more than $5 million from the annual 35-mile, two-day walk. LI2DAY helps fund programs that assist with medical expenses, transportation, prosthetics and wigs, physical therapy, child care and more. While researchers forge ahead to determine why breast cancer rates are so high on Long Island and to find a cure, LI2DAY will continue to raise awareness and much needed funds for those in our community who are fighting breast cancer and other women’s cancers right now - emotionally, physically and financially. For more information, call 631- 863- 2DAY (2329).