Farmingville, NY – On October 21, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright celebrated the 25th Annual Walk for Beauty/Hercules Run in Stony Brook. Hundreds of 4k and 6k walkers, and 10k runners took to the streets to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook University Hospital. A portion of the funds will help pay for wigs and prosthesis for cancer patients. The event, which was established in 1994, is an all-volunteer initiative with no administrative costs and all proceeds stay in the community. Pictured left to right are Councilwoman Cartright, County Legislator Kara Hahn. State Senator John Flanagan and Ward Melville Heritage Organization President Gloria Rocchio.Councilwoman Cartright said, “All the participants in the walk and run are an inspiration and I am happy to be a part of this wonderful, unifying event. It’s a real celebration of community spirit and joy, which proves that together, we can truly make a difference. WMHO and all the community volunteers who make this event possible are to be congratulated for reaching 25 years of service and making significant contributions to breast cancer research."For more information about the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, please visit www.wmho.org.
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