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It’s Great Strides Season!

Logistics are taken care of, donations are coming in, and we are crossing our fingers for perfect weather.  Our chapter is proud to host ten Great Strides walks throughout the Greater Metro Area during May and June, and we hope you will be able to attend a walk near you. 

SATURDAY, MAY 10: Smithtown—Blydenburgh Park
   
SATURDAY, MAY 17:  

Westhampton Beach—Village Gazebo

   
SUNDAY, MAY 18:              Westchester County—Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 1:             
Holtsville—Holtsville Park & Zoo
New York City—Foley Square
Rockland & Orange Counties—Albertus Magnus High School 
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 8:  

Putnam County—Veterans Memorial Park
Staten Island—Clove Lakes Park
Poughkeepsie – Bowdoin Park   
Nassau County—New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

If you haven’t already, please start a team, register, and donate at http://greatstrides.cff.org. If you’re already registered, please keep up the amazing work fundraising! As you know, every dollar puts us closer to a cure.   


2013 New York City Great Strides walk at Foley Square

Great Strides is for families, friends, co-workers and neighbors.  We’ve planned mornings of entertainment, food, exercise, Kids’ Korners, camaraderie and much more.  Registration is free, but we ask everyone to fundraise.  Each person that raises $100+ will receive the official 2014 Great Strides t-shirt on the day of the walk.  If you raise $500+, you will also receive a 2014 Super Strider String Bag.  

We wish to thank you in advance for supporting Great Strides!  We also wish to thank our 2014 Greater New York Great Strides Sponsors to date:

A & T Healthcare
AbbVie
American Airlines
Avis Budget Group
BreatheEasy
CIT
Cornerstone
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
GEICO
Genentech
Gilead
Happy Family Brands
Health Quest - Putnam Hospital
Hill-Rom Respiratory Care
Lake Group Media, Inc.

MSC Industrial Supply Company
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Party City
Pernod Ricard USA
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Rothstein Kass
Sharp Electronics Corp.
Sports Authority
Tompkins Mahopac Bank
True Green Capital
Turner Construction
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
United Rentals
Vertex
Walgreens

The success of Great Strides depends on volunteers. Please contact Suzette Aviles at saviles@cff.org or (212) 986-8783 if you are able to volunteer at any of our 10 walks or if you know of any civic, school or corporate volunteer groups.

For additional information about Great Strides, to become a corporate sponsor or team, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Buscemi, Senior Development Director of our Great Strides Campaign at mbuscemi@cff.org or (212) 986-8783.