Masthead Cove Yacht Club raises $6,100 for CSHL cancer research at annual race

Members of the Masthead Cove Yacht Club (MCYC) raised $6,100 from their annual Masthead Race on August 18. The proceeds were donated to support cancer research conducted by CSHL Professor Nicholas Tonks and CSHL postdoctoral researcher Nava Krishnan. The event, held at the Wyncote Yacht Club in Huntington, has raised over $50,000 since it was started in 2006 in memory of the MCYC’s former Commodore, Carol Marcincuk. Carol was an avid sailor and a beloved employee of CSHL who died of ovarian cancer in 2004.

masthead_2013_checkThe Masthead Cove Yacht Club presents a check to Dr. Nick Tonks and Dr. Nava Krishnan at CSHL l-r: Nancy Kinney, MCYC; Nick Tonks, CSHL Professor; Nava Krishnan, CSHL postdoc; Jackie Martin, MCYC; Gene Kinney, MCYC; Jim Gerakaris, MCYC

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