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Masthead Cove Yacht Club raises sails (and funds) for ovarian cancer research

Members of the Masthead Cove Yacht Club raised nearly $6,000 from their annual Charity Regatta on August 27. The proceeds were donated to support ovarian cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The event was held this year in memory of the club’s former Commodore, Carol Marcincuk, an avid sailor and a beloved employee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory who died of ovarian cancer in 2004. Despite torrential rain, club members raised more from this year’s charity regatta than in any previous year.

Dr. Robert Lucito (center) and members of his ovarian cancer research team receive the yacht club’s check from Commodore Tom Mazzotta. Behind Mazzotta is Vice Commodore James Martinolich and to Mazzotta’s left is Carol’s daughter, Lynn Greenholz.

Written by: Public Affairs | | 516-367-8455

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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