Monday, May 26, 2008




Applications are now available and online registration is now open for the 2008 Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Women’s 5 Kilometer Run, and women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are cordially invited to participate.

This will be the 25th anniversary edition of the Run, which is Long Island’s only running event that is for women only, and it will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 starting and finishing at Farmingdale High School. The proceeds of the Run will once again be dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer, through the good work being done by “Long Island Oceans” whose mission is “bringing light to all GYN Cancers.” Women of all ages and levels of ability are urged to attend this important event for women!

Every entrant in the 5K will receive a top quality textured shirt especially designed for women. The Run will be followed by great post-race refreshments, a giant post-race merchandise giveaways, and free massage.

Awards will be presented to the top ten women overall, the top five finishers in 14 separate age groups, the top five open and maters racewalkers, and the top five finishers in each of two Athena Weight Divisions. Special awards will go to the first five finishers who are ovarian or GYN cancer survivors and, NEW this year, the first five finishers who are doing their first five kilometer run.

The 5K Run will be preceded by the “Little Women’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run” for future Olympians under the age of 12, and each finisher in the Fun Run will receive a medal when she crosses the finish line.

The Run will be staged once again by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Rosemary Camilleri serving again as the Race Director with the assistance of new Deputy Race Director Debbie Blair. Computerized scoring and results will be provided by Tri and Du It Multisport, using the AMB Chip Timing System.

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome a responsible and community minded Long Island based business like Arrow Exterminating Company as our title sponsor once again this year,” observed Race Director Rosemary Camilleri of the host Greater Long Island Running Club. “Arrow Exterminating is well known for deploying nature-based methods when appropriate, and using pesticides judiciously to keep customers safe. Best of all, they rely on real science to get the job done, with a staff entomologist to teach workers how bugs behave in order to most effectively devise tactics that actually work! And Arrow is a business managed by women (two sisters, Jackie Grabin and Debby Tappan), making it an especially perfect sponsor for a race dedicated to women!”

In addition to Arrow Exterminating Company, other businesses that have committed to sponsoring the 2008 Run include the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store, Aesthetic Surgeon Dr. Zachary E. Gerut, Long Island Sports and Rehabilitation Center, and Tweezerman. The Town of Oyster Bay and its highly supportive Supervisor John Venditto will once again be cooperating to assure the success of the event, and New York State Senator Carl Marcellino will continue what has been over a decade of support.

The entry fee for the 5K is $21 for those who register by July 11, $22 for those who register between July 12 and July18, and $22 for those who register on the day of the race. Runners under the age of 16 who register by July 11 can take a 50% discount. The 1/4 mile Fun Run is absolutely free. For applications call Linda in the Running Club office at 516 349-7646, or register online at Volunteers are being coordinated by Carl Grossbard; contact him at (631)587-0895 if you can help out.

All smiles as they announce plans for the “bigger and better than ever” 2008 Arrow Exterminating Company Long Island Womens’ 5 Kilometer Run are (standing L to R) Deputy Race Director Debby Blair, Jackie Grabin of Arrow Exterminating Company New York State Senator Carl Marcellino, Debby Tappan of Arrow Exterminating, Race Director Rosemary Camilleri, (Seated L to R) Long Island OCEANS member Jean Brasse and Long Island OCEANS Co-founder and Treasurer Khrissy Lupinacci


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.