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Hit The Pavement To Fight Pediatric Cancer Third Annual 5K Runwalk and 1K Fun Run To Benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital

Date of Event:         Saturday, May 7, 2011
1K Fun Run at 8:45 AM
5k Run/Walk at 9:30 AM 

STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 24, 2011 – The third annual 5K run/walk and 1K fun run to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit patients being treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place in Stony Brook on May 7. The 1K fun run starts at 8:45 AM and the 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m., at The Bench Bar & Grill, located at 1095 Rt. 25A.  This year’s run will also include a wheelchair division.  

The race course, which begins and ends at The Bench, goes through historic Stony Brook Village and alongside Stony Brook Harbor. Following the run/walk all participants can enjoy free live entertainment and free food and beverages provided by The BENCH Bar & Grill and Brooklyn Brewery. 

Pre-race registration is $20 per person. Registration after May 3 is $25 per person. Registration includes a New Balance performance running shirt for the first 600 to register.  For more information and to register go to www.sunrisefund.org  , or contact Ray McKenna at Raymond.mckenna@stonybrook.edu or call 631-444-6169.

The Sunrise Fund was created in 1999 as a grassroots organization by concerned parents of patients. Through the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at SBUMC, the fund raises money to establish numerous initiatives to help children fighting cancer and lend support to their families. Doctors, nurses, child care specialists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals make up the Sunrise Fund team.  Money raised from the Bench 5K supports Play Fit-Stay Fit!, a Sunrise Fund sponsored program that provides physical activity, nutrition education, and psychosocial counseling to child survivors of cancer and their families.




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