Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Running for Charities

Recently, Arrow Exterminating Copresident Jackie Grabin and Race Director Rosemary Camilleri of the Greater Long Island Running Club presented checks to two Long Island charities. The checks, totaling $3,000, came from the proceeds of the Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Women’s Run, which was sponsored by Arrow Exterminating Company and staged by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) under the direction of Ms. Camilleri. Representatives from both the Long Island OCEANS (the Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network & Support Group) and the Patchogue-based Thursday’s Child, which provides housing assistance, financial help and other services to Long Island people living with HIV/AIDS, expressed their gratification for the generous donations.

GLIRC, the largest and most active running club in both Long Island counties, and Arrow Exterminating, Long Island’s largest pest control organization and coincidentally, a business managed by women, joined efforts and utilized this women’s-only running event as a fundraiser for two very worthwhile charities.

“We were thrilled to be able to partner with such a responsible and community-minded Long Island-based business as Arrow Exterminating, as they celebrate their 60th year of serving the people of Long Island,” observed GLIRC Race Director Rosemary Camilleri, who is also the Director of Personnel, Sayville School District. “More to the point, we were pleased to be able to work with Arrow Exterminating to promote running and fitness for Long island’s women at the same time as we were able to support two very important Long Island-based charities.”

Photo captions:
(L to R) Angel Donnelly, Esther Bivona, and Sabina Steiner of Long Island Oceans receive a donation from Jackie Grabin, Copresident of Arrow Exterminating, and Rosemary Camilleri of the Greater Long Island Running Club.


a beacon of hope for those affected by Ovarian Cancer & Gynecologic Cancers

About Us:

LI OCEANS is an acronym for Long Island Ovarian Cancer Education Advocacy Network & Support. Our group is comprised of women living with Ovarian & Gynecological cancers, from the newly diagnosed to the long-term survivor.

In 2004, several women personally affected by Ovarian Cancer met, exchanged ideas, shared stories, identified the need for change, merged ultimate values and priorities and then made a decision that would transform lives.

They didn't know where they would find the time, the energy, nor the money to create an organization for women with Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers, but they forged ahead nevertheless, with hope as their guiding light. They knew that without their understanding, passion and strength that other women with ovarian cancer would continue to suffer in isolation.

LI OCEANS recognized the urgent need for awareness; advocacy and action-they aspired to be the voice for Ovarian Cancer and save the precious lives of our mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, friends & neighbors!

Our goal is to create awareness among women the medical community and the greater population regarding early warning signs and symptoms that may be indicative of ovarian cancer, resulting in earlier detection.

Our purpose is to provide support, resources, networking, and education for those women diagnosed with ovarian and gynecologic cancers. We support the advancement of research for early detection and cure of ovarian cancer.

Our mission is to educate, advocates with the ultimate hope to eradicate this deadly disease!

LI OCEANS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit approved by the IRS. Your tax-deductible contributions allow us to continue our battle against ovarian cancer, to raise awareness in the community and to provide education and support to ovarian cancer victims and their families through a network of survivors.

How Can I Help? We are always in need of volunteers!

We need people just like you! Please Help Get the Word Out!

We need you! Tell someone you love about ovarian cancer and the symptoms to watch. When you care, keeping quiet is not an option. Until there’s a test, word of mouth is best.

Together we can save lives.

Volunteer your time and talents to get the word out.

LI OCEANS INC greatly appreciates the support from our friends who host fundraising events on the LI OCEANS behalf.

If you would like to host an event to benefit the LI OCEANS here are a few ideas:

Rubber Duck Race
House party/ tea party or picnic
Walking/Running Event
Night At The Races
Hiking or Biking Event
Health and wellness day at your local workout club
Game night - Trivia night- Poker Party-Name that tune
Karaoke Yard Sale- Plant Sale- Bake Sale
Wine Tasting -wine and cheese evening
Fashion show
Murder Mystery-50’s,60’s,70’s Dance
Host A Teal Awareness Day
Golf tournament -tennis tournament

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.