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CancerCare of Long Island Hosts 5th Annual Lung Cancer Walk, Nov. 4

Woodbury, New York, September 17--CancerCare of Long Island invites individuals and companies throughout Long Island to lace up their sneakers and participate in the 5th Annual Lung Cancer Walk, on Sunday, November 4, 2007. The five-mile walk will take place at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, in Woodbury. All proceeds will benefit CancerCare's National Lung Cancer Program, which provides free counseling and support services to people with lung cancer, their caregivers and loved ones.

Last year's event attracted over 450 participants, who raised a record $130,000 for CancerCare of Long Island, which oversees the national Lung Cancer program.

"Every day we are reminded of the devastating impact lung cancer has on the lives of so many families here on Long Island," says Win Boerckel, CancerCare's national lung cancer program coordinator. "CancerCare provides the support so desperately needed when the crisis of lung cancer arises. The Lung Cancer Walk is an outstanding way to spread the word about the programs CancerCare offers, while raising funds for the services that we offer to lung cancer patients, both locally and around the country, and to all those who care for them."

To register online, or sponsor a registered walker, visit

Individual participant registration is $40; children 12 and under are free. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,500 to $10,000. All registered walkers will receive an official event t-shirt. Additional incentives are available for reaching specific pledge amounts. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:00 a.m., and the opening ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m.  Participants may begin the walk after 9:15 a.m. and snacks will be provided along the route.

The Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course is located at 1 Southwoods Rd. in Woodbury, New York. Lead sponsor for the walk is OSI Pharmaceuticals.

About CancerCare of Long Island

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs--including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help--are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

CancerCare of Long Island was founded in 1978 to ensure that Long Island residents had full access to all CancerCare programs. CancerCare of Long Island provides individual help to more than 15,000 people each year. For more information, call 516-364-8130 or visit

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