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
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
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.