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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Long Island Dancing for the Family
Long Island Dancing for the Family
Dance with Me Studios- Glen Head
262 Glen Head Rd, Glen Head, NY 11545
Glen Head

The Cade Foundation presents the “Long Island Dancing for the Family” to help support those OVERCOMING infertility on Saturday, August 23rd from 6-9PM. This will be a fun filled evening with complimentary dance instruction from Dance with Me Studio’s instructors, hors d’oevres, drinks, and a silent auction. One attendee will win a free IVF Cycle door prize, provided by Long Island IVF. Dance with Me Studios (262 Glen Head Rd) is home of champion dancers Maksim & Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars. General admission tickets are $65 and VIP tickets are $100. All proceeds will support the mission and work of the Cade Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at: https://lidanceforthefamily.eventbrite.com. Those with questions can call 443-896-6504.

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Dan’s Harvest East End
Dan’s Harvest East End
McCall Vineyard and Ranch
9630 New Suffolk Ave
(631) 629-8042

Join 40 East End winemakers and 30 top regional chefs for this celebration of over 40 years of wine making in Long Island Wine Country! This gracious charity fundraiser benefits various East End charities. Savor the flavors of Long Island’s wine-and-food bounty! Find complete event details at www.harvesteastend.com.

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Suffolk Community College Foundation 31st Annual Golf Classic
Suffolk Community College Foundation 31st Annual Golf Classic
Hamlet Golf & Country Club
1 Clubhouse Drive
(631) 451-4458

The Suffolk Community College Foundation will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack. The proceeds from the Golf Classic will support need and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for Suffolk County Community College students.

To register for this year’s Classic please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf.  Should you have any questions, please contact the Foundation office at (631) 451-4458; fax (631) 451-4940 or via e-mail at edwardh@sunysuffolk.edu.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014
14th Annual Box Art Auction Benefiting East End Hospice
14th Annual Box Art Auction Benefiting East End Hospice
Ross School Center for Well-Being
Goodfriend Drive

East Hampton

Over 75 prominent artists on Long Island’s East End have created unique and memorable art boxes that will be auctioned to benefit East End Hospice at an annual event on Saturday, September 6th, from 4:30pm to 7pm. A Silent Auction at 4:30 is followed by a Live Auction, Lucas Hunt, auctioneer. Among the artists, such names as Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Randall Rosenthal, Frank Wimberley and many others. The $75 price includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Boxes can be previewed at www.eeh.org. The public is also invited to a free preview reception from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, August 27th, at Hoie Hall, St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, 18 James Lane.

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Cruzin in the Dunes 5k Race
BBPA Community Center
906 dune rd
west hampton dunes
westhampton dunes

5K Race on Dune Road
Proceeds go to Restoring the Bay
Raffle Prizes and Awards

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Sunday, September 07, 2014
Walk For Wishes®
Walk For Wishes®
Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow
516-944-6212, ext. 140

We are thrilled to announce the Inaugural Walk For Wishes® benefitting Make-A-Wish® Metro New York. Join us on September 7, 2014 at Eisenhower Park for an unforgettable fun-filled day with friends, family and neighbors as we share the power of a wish®. We welcome families, friends, corporations, clubs and schools to help bring life-affirming experiences to our wish kids by starting your walk team today! Registration is FREE for this easy and fun 5k event. Register before August 1st or raise $100 to get a t-shirt. Donations must be received online and by September 6, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

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Monday, September 08, 2014
Little Flower Annual Golf Classic
Little Flower Annual Golf Classic
Engineers Country Club
55 Glenwood Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
718-875-3500 ext. 5022

Join Little Flower as we enjoy the day outdoors on the course, and raise much-needed funds for the critical programming we provide those in our care! We are delighted to honor TRITEC Building Company this year for their commitment to supporting communities and fostering economic development throughout Long Island.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Alternatives For Children 18th Annual Classic & Sports Car Rally
Alternatives For Children Aquebogue
1116 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY 11931

Alternatives For Children 18th Annual Classic & Sports Car Road Rally - sponsored by Competition Automotive Group. Drivers and navigators will travel the wonderfully beautiful East End, ending with a Lunch Reception at The Water’s Edge in East Moriches.

Cars of interest, classic, muscle, and sport - will be on display at the Awards Ceremony.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Gift of Life’s Long Island Walk for Life
The Gift of Life’s Long Island Walk for Life
Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow

Walk for a cause with The Gift of Life’s Long Island Walk for Life on Sunday, September 14, 2014! The Walk is the only event in the area that is solely dedicated to raising awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants. Register as an individual early for $30 or $35 on the day on the walk. Gather your friends and family to form a team as well!

The event begins at 10:00 a.m. at Eisenhower Park on Merrick Ave and Stuart Ave in East Meadow New York.

Tickets are available at support.giftoflife.org. For more information visit www.giftoflife.org or email info@giftoflife.org.

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Walk to End Children’s Brain Tumors
Walk to End Children’s Brain Tumors
Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
(516) 572-0348
East Meadow
212. 448. 9494

Our 3rd annual Long Island 5k (non-competitive) Run/Walk will be held at:
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow on Sunday, September 14, 2014
Early Registration Fee on or prior to August 15): $10

Registration Fee: $15

*children under 5 years old and survivors are granted free admission

Check-in will begin at 9 AM
Run/walk will start at 10 AM. 

You may register as an individual or join a team. If you are unable to attend the 5K, but still want to support Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation you may register as a virtual participant. We are asking that each walker raises a minimum of $200 so that we can reach our $250,000 goal!

When you register, you can create a Personal Fundraising Page. You can send this link to family and friends so they can make a secure donation to Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation on behalf of you or your team.

Run/walk for a good cause; take steps to support brain tumor and brain cancer research and survivorship!

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Spectrum Designs’ 1st Annual Golf Outing
Spectrum Designs’ 1st Annual Golf Outing
Sands Point Golf Club
130 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point

2014 marks the 3rd year Spectrum Designs has been serving the Long Island Autism Community. Just a few years ago we embarked on a very ambitious journey; to sustain a operating business that would offer employment training and fair wages to people with autism.

Today,1 in 68 children has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. There are an estimated 500,000 teens and young adults with autism who will enter adulthood in the next decade looking for work. With fewer resources being allocated to adult services and even fewer businesses able to accommodate the needs of people with autism, many will lead lives of isolation and have minimal opportunities to engage in the workforce.

Spectrum Designs is committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those with autism. Since its inception, Spectrum has employed over 30 individuals with autism.  We have come so far in such a short amount of time and we look forward to the limitless opportunities the future holds for this thriving organization.

However, we cannot do it without your help. Autism is a lifelong neurological condition. Although there is no cure, there is hope in taking action.

Please join us on Monday September 15 at the exclusive Sands Point Golf Club and help us make a difference in the lives of people with autism. Thank you!

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Deron Williams’ 2014 Celebrity Dodge Barrage
Deron Williams’ 2014 Celebrity Dodge Barrage
Basketball Ball City
299 South St
New York

On Monday, September 15, 2014, Deron Williams will host the 5th Annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage at Basketball City in NYC. The Nets All-Star point guard’s signature fundraising event will feature a round-robin style dodgeball tournament, a live and silent auction, a VIP meet & greet lounge, great music, an open bar and a delicious array of food. Attendees will include celebrities, professional athletes, corporate sponsors and top-tier media outlets. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Point of Hope Foundation and Brooklyn’s League Education and Treatment Center.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Frank Cassata Family Foundation’s Casino Night Benefitting Sunrise Day Camp
Westbury Manor
1100 Jericho Turnpike
Westbury, NY


The Frank Cassata Family Foundation’s Casino Night benefitting Sunrise Day Camp, a day camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

This event with be held at Westbury Manor at 6pm.  Tickets are $150 per person.

Join us for a fun filled night! Includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, raffles, a children’s fashion show & casino tables!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Friends of the Poor Walk
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Friends of the Poor Walk
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage State Park Picnic Area
Old Bethpage

Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday, September 20th, at their 6th Annual Friends of the Poor 5K Walk at Bethpage State Park! The event kicks off at 11am, with registration opening at 9am.  Register today at FOPWALK.ORG or call (516) 822-3132. Every dollar raised is used to help people in need on Long Island.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Family Center for Autism BBQ Fundaiser!
The Family Center for Autism BBQ Fundaiser!
Long Island Ducks @ The Bethpage Stadium
3 Court House Drive,
Central Islip
516-741-9000 Ext. 336

Come support the Family Center for Autism and enjoy a 90-minute all you can eat BBQ Buffet before the LI Ducks game! All of The Family Center for Autism program participants will have and kids can run the bases and be on the field during the National Anthem! Come join us to for an afternoon of family fun!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Bideawee 5k Walk + Run
Bideawee 5k Walk + Run
The East Quogue Village Green
Located at the corner of Montauk Highway and Lewis Road

East Quogue, NY

This year, Bideawee will hold a 5k run along with the Walk for people & their canine companions. The run & Walk will start at the East Quogue Village Green at 11am and will be followed by free food, drinks, music, giveaways and more until 2pm at the Green.

Funds raised from the event help to offset the cost of the life-altering veterinary care, behavioral training, food and shelter that Bideawee provides the animals in their adoption facilities awaiting forever homes.

The annual Walk draws hundreds of pet lovers and pet owners from across Long Island to support Bideawee, one of the nation’s leading pet welfare agencies. In the past two years, this event raised more than $55,000 for Bideawee’s lifesaving mission.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014
Lightning Strikes 5K Run/Walk
Lightning Strikes 5K Run/Walk
Holbrook Fire Department
390 Terry Blvd

Come out and enjoy a brisk run through the beautiful Holbrook community!  Registration: You must park and register at Holbrook FD Headquarters at 390 Terry Blvd in Holbrook, between 7:00AM-8:30AM. 5K Runners will start and finish at Holbrook FD Headquarters. Register online at Active.com.  *** First 100 Registered will receive a Free T-Shirt****  Race Entry Includes: Race Day Bib, Post-Race Raffle & Award Ceremony. Water stops will be provided at every mile, Food & Refreshments, along with Medical Aid.  Awards: Awards to Top 5 in each category: Top 5 Under 40 & Top 5 Over 40.Event schedule and times
Race Day - The Lightning Strikes 5K Run/Walk will begin promptly at 9 am on Saturday October 4th, 2014. Registered runners should arrive between 8:15 and 8:30am to have ample time for parking, warm up, and check in. Runners who intend to register for the run the day of the race should arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am. Day of the race registration closes at 8:45 am in preparation for the 9 am race start time. At the conclusion of the race there will be a small afterparty with raffles, snacks, and music. All runners should dress weather appropriatelyand bring a photo id.
Parking- Runners should arrive at the Holbrook Fire Department Headquarters and follow signs and directions from the Holbrook Fire Department Fire Police, and Suffolk County Officers. There will be plenty of parking available within the community.
Course- The Lightning Strikes 5K Run/Walk is a beautiful jog through the Holbrook community and business districts. The race will begin and conclude at the community Park near the Holbrook Fire Department Headquarters on Terry Blvd.
Remember: Eat a light breakfast the day of the event. Dress weather apropriately, as we will be running rain or shine! Bring a photo id. But most importantly- HAVE FUN!

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Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Maurer Foundation’s Pink Diamond Gala
The Maurer Foundation’s Pink Diamond Gala
The Carltun
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, Eisenhower Park
East Meadow

Join us for an evening of fine dining, dancing, live music, silent auctions and more to honor Dr. Eva Chalas of Winthrop University Hospital, and Mr. Tom Poole and Mr. Shep Poole of Hallen Construction.
The evening’s proceeds will benefit The Maurer Foundation’s free breast health programs provided to Long Island’s high schools, community groups and businesses.  These programs teach the importance of early detection and how to reduce your risk for breast cancer.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence
Marjorie Post Park
451 Merrick Road

Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Register just yourself, or put together a group of friends, family members or coworkers and walk as a team.

Then fundraise. Your fundraising efforts will transform the lives of people with disabilities and earn you an awesome DogFest Walk ‘n Roll prize. Register today, you’re sure to have a tail-waggin’ good time!

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Long Island will take place Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11 - 3PM, at Marjorie Post Park, 451 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758.

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8th Annual Long Island VisionWalk
8th Annual Long Island VisionWalk
Jones Beach State Park - Field 5
1000 Ocean Parkway

On October 11th, the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) will celebrate its 8th Annual Long Island VisionWalk at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. The event is the Foundation’s signature walkathon fundraiser that has raised more than $32 million since its inception in 2006.

Over 500 participants are expected to attend the VisionWalk and will feature fun activities, refreshments, music, inspiring speeches and many more. Your support is critical to not only the Walk but to but to also help those affected with retinal degenerative diseases.

The Foundation’s name says it all—a national non-profit organization on a steadfast mission to fight blindness. Specifically, FFB funds the research that is making possible treatments and cures for retinal diseases that affect more than 10 million people in the United States and millions more around the globe. These conditions cause people of all ages, from newborns to retirees, to lose their sight and, in many cases, go completely blind. As most are inherited, these diseases are passed down within families, from generation to generation.

Thanks to the Foundation’s leadership, innovation and singular focus on eradicating blindness, the future for patients living retinal diseases is bright. Over the last four decades, the Foundation has raised more than half a billion dollars toward its mission, and is funding truly cutting-edge research in a number of promising areas, including gene therapy, stem cells and drug development. In ongoing clinical trials, Foundation-funded scientists are actually restoring sight for people with a rare disease that causes blindness in children. It is this success we are working to replicate for all vision-robbing diseases.

Come and show your support on October 11th!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
21st Annual Walk-Along for Lupus
21st Annual Walk-Along for Lupus
Eisenhower Park, Field 6
Eisenhower Park, Field 6
Stewart Ave

East Meadow

Registration begins at 8:30am. Walk-Along begins at 10:00am.  Rain or Shine.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, live music, give-a-ways, team pictures, balloons, meet Greg-T from Z-100 and more.

Visit www.lupusliqueens.org/walkalongforlupus21 to register, form a team and start collecting donations today. Registration forms are available online at http://lupusliqueens.org/walk-along-for-lupus/walk-forms/. Or call 516-783-3370 to have a brochure mailed to you.

Minimum donation of $20 per walker receives Fight Lupus button, breakfast and lunch.
•$50 per walker earns the above and a Walk-Along for Lupus T-Shirt.
•$500+ per walker earns all of the above and a Visa gift card, ($50 for $500, $75 for $750 and $100 for $1,000 or more)

For those of you who would like to participate but cannot attend the walk, you can register, collect donations, and be eligible for our walk prizes by registering to be a Virtual Walker! https://lupusliqueens.org/walk-along-for-lupus/be-a-virtual-walker/

Pre-Register at our office the week before the walk. Pre-Registration makes your walk day experience even easier. You can come to our Bellmore office, drop off your donations, pick up your T-shirt, purple bracelets and lunch wristbands. Then just come to the walk and enjoy.

LALIQ office location:
2255 Centre Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Halloween Party to Protect Children
Halloween Party to Protect Children
Crest Hollow Country Club
8325 Jericho Tpke

516-539-0150 x117

EAC Network will host its annual Party to Protect Children event, a day of family fun and carnival games on October 26, 2014 from 2-5pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club.  This fundraiser will benefit EAC Network’s Protecting Children Programs that help child victims of abuse and neglect, monitor safe visits with non-custodial parents, help children in foster care secure a permanent home, improve child safety, and increase child support collection.  David L. Bieber, Founder of Seats of Dreams, and Dr. Kenneth Saunders, Acting President of Nassau Community College will be honored for their commitment to helping children and people in need.

Sponsorship packages are available and tickets cost $100/adult and $30/child (2-14; under 1 is free). Donations are also accepted.  For more information, please contact Alena Jones at 516.539.0150 x117 or alena.jones@eacinc.org or register online at http://partytoprotect2014.karma411.com.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Polar Plunge- Freezin’ For A Reason
Polar Plunge- Freezin’ For A Reason
Cedar Beach

Mount Sinai

Last year over 1,000 Plungers braved the chilly waters while hundreds of spectators watched on. Help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking your
friends, family, co-workers, etc. to support you in taking the PLUNGE! Every Plunger that raises $125 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt…raise more money and receive more great prizes! Whether you plunge or support a Plunger, come join us on November 22nd!

How do I get started?
Log onto www.polarplungeNY.org/Brookhaven and click the Register Here button.
You can start a team, join a team or join as an individual. Set up your Personal Plunge Page and you are on your way to “Freezin’ for a Reason”! Check out the site or Facebook page for more great information about team building and fundraising ideas!

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