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Friday, October 31, 2014
And they’re off!
Penny Frondelli/Herald
South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside held its 21st annual Communities for a Cure 5K Run/Walk and Multi-Cultural Health Fair last weekend, kicking off the day with a Fun Run for kids. The race attracted hundreds of people and raised money for the hospital’s cancer programs.

Last weekend, South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside held its 21st Annual Communities for a Cure 5K Run/ Walk and Multi-Cultural Health Fair.

The walk/run was held on the hospital grounds and raised money for South Nassau’s Breast/GYN Health and the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center.

The race kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with a kid’s fun run, followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m.

Oceanside resident Ilan Hausner finished first overall, and Long Beach resident Carina Ferry was the first woman to finish.

While the runners were on the street, everyone had a chance to check out the Multi-Cultural Health Fair, which had many booths and gave visitors a chance for free, simple health screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, prostate screenings and fall risk assessments.

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