Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Named a 2006 Beneficiary of the Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer

For the third year, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has been named one of the beneficiaries of the Long Island 2 Day Walk To Fight Breast Cancer. Since the Walk’s inception, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has received a total of $30,000 to fund its research into the genetic causes and potential treatments of breast cancer.

The 2006 walk will take place on June 3 and 4 and registration has already begun. Interested walkers, volunteers and sponsors can learn more about information sessions, training sessions and registration online (www.libreastcancerwalk.org) or by phone (631-863-2329).

As a beneficiary organization, representatives from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will be chairing the Scholarship Committee to award scholarships to six high school seniors who have been affected by breast cancer (three from Suffolk and three from Nassau) and running a rest stop with volunteers from CSHL. To assist Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in their efforts to make this year's walk a success for all involved, call 516-367-8489.

All of the money raised from the Long Island 2 Day Walk is donated directly back to Long Island community-based, grassroots organizations. The 2006 beneficiaries also include: Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program; Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition; Brentwood Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition; Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Women's Center; Cure Mommy's Breast Cancer; Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition; Islip Breast Cancer Coalition; Manhasset WCABC; The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education; North Shore Neighbors Breast Cancer Coalition; Sister's Network Suffolk County; WALK for Women Breast Cancer Fund; and West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer Inc. is a New York State-registered, not-for-profit corporation. The journey through picturesque Suffolk County challenges walkers’ physical endurance as well as their emotional stamina and resolve. The two-day, 35-mile walk begins Saturday morning at Smith Point County Park at the Fire Island barrier beach in Shirley and continues along safe and scenic Suffolk County roads with continuous support from the Suffolk County Police Department, a qualified medical team, and local ambulance personnel. After 20 miles, participants camp overnight at Cathedral Pines County Park in Middle Island. Walkers complete a 15-mile route back to Smith Point County Park the following day. One hundred percent of all proceeds are donated to Long Island organizations and institutions. For further information, call 631-863-2DAY(2329) or visit www.libreastcancerwalk.org.