Long Beach Breast
Cancer Coalition
P.O. Box 844
Long Beach, NY 11561

Phone: (516) 897-1344


Affiliated with Long Beach Medical Center -Winter 2004

Kayaking for a Cause and 6th Annual Tie A Pink Ribbon Ceremony

Kayaking for a Cause

The weather was sunny and the temperature was perfect when the largest turnout yet showed up to paddle a leisurely 3 miles around Garrett Marsh starting from the dock of Empire Kayak in Island Park at for 4th Annual Breast Cancer Kayakathon. All registration fees and donations from over ninety paddlers went to support the Lend A Helping Hand program sponsored by the Long Beach and Babylon Breast Cancer Coalitions.

Back on land the paddlers stayed around for a raffle drawing with a grand prize from Empire Kayak of an single paddler kayak. Other gifts were provided by: Holiday Inn of Rockville Centre, E. Van Creations, Lambrou's Restaurant, Madeline's Hair Salon, Party Magic, Point Lookout Liquors, Treat Your Pet.

Kayakers setting out from Empire Kayak for a 3-mile ride.

6th Annual Tie A Pink Ribbon Ceremony

More than fifty breast cancer survivors, friends and family came to the Long Beach Breast Cancer Coalition garden on Park Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, dedicated to Sue Rosenbaum the Coalition’s first president, for the 6th Annual Tie A Pink Ribbon Ceremony which honors the women who have survived and the memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

All the attendees took the opportunity to tie a pink ribbon on the garden tree, dedicated to former member Jean Brandle. It was a time of introspection, and sharing. Following the ceremony everyone was the guest of the Bagel Club on Pacific Boulevard for a breakfast of a bagel and beverage provided by David and Larry, the new owners.

Family members tying pink ribbons in memory of their loved ones.



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