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“Walk for Beauty” October 4

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Walkers from the 2008 Walk for Beauty

 Hundreds of breast and prostate cancer survivors, along with the physicians and staff of Stony Brook University Medical Center, will participate in the “Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life” in Stony Brook Village on Sunday, October 4. Co-sponsored by SBUMC and the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, the Walk raises funds for breast and prostate cancer research. The event has raised approximately $1 million since its inception in 1994.

All of the funds from the 2009 Walk will support breast and prostate cancer research carried out by SBUMC researchers seeking ways to diagnose disease earlier and discover more effective and targeted therapies.

“The Walk for Beauty seems to get better each year, as all involved are moved by the many walkers and cancer survivors who participate,” said Yvonne Spreckels, Director, Community Relations at SBUMC. “We are happy to once again partner with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization and to help raise much needed funds for research.”

Once again, the Walk covers two routes–a 4 kilometer and a 6 kilometer–that bring walkers through historic and picturesque Stony Brook Village and surrounding neighborhoods. Both routes run through Avalon Park and Preserve and areas near the Long Island Sound, passing landmarks such as the Stony Brook Grist Mill and the Three Village Inn.

Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the Walk begins at 9:30 am. Shuttle buses run continuously from the South P-Lot on the Stony Brook campus beginning at 7:30 am for walkers who want to avoid village traffic. The registration fee per walker is $20.

Individual and team registration is available. Special fundraising challenges include incentives and raffle prizes for individuals and teams. For more information and to register, call HealthConnect at 444-4000.

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