Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is among 17 Long Island-based organizations to receive funding from the 2015 Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. This year’s walk raised over $400,000 for outreach services, educational programs and research to benefit women and their families affected by breast and other cancers on Long Island. The $19,000 donation received by CSHL will support breast cancer research in the laboratory of Professor Alea Mills, Ph.D.
In addition to its participation in the events, CSHL heads The LI2DAY Walk Scholarship Committee, which awarded six $2,500 scholarships to Long Island high school seniors who have a parent or guardian with breast or other women’s cancer. This year’s winners were Peter Amoruso of Smithtown High School West, Emmanuel Budis of Manhasset High School, Sarah Ann Culver of Westhampton Beach High School, Tyler Fenton of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Michael Stentiford of Commack High School and Corey Weisfeld of John F. Kennedy High School. These outstanding young people not only excel in academics and school activities but many have also started or participated in programs that help women and families who are struggling with the fight against breast cancer.
For more information on LI2DAY visit www.li2daywalk.org.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu