Cruizin for A Cure 2014
September 17, 2014 – Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show drew a record crowd of over 3,700 to its ninth annual event on Sunday with an exhibit of nearly 785 cars, vehicles and trucks at Sears Auto Center in Hicksville. At a mid-day ceremony Nassau County Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Laura Schaefer presented citations praising the not-for-profit group for its support of prostate cancer research and its efforts to increase awareness of the disease and its impact on men’s lives. Special guest speaker Dave McAvoy talked about his experience as a prostate cancer survivor who had been diagnosed at age 39 and was successfully treated. Norma Saken, a representative of the California-based Iacocca Foundation, presented Cruizin’ For A Cure Founder and Chair Sandy Kane with the prestigious 2014 Iaccoca Award, in recognition of the community service Cruizin’ renders by promoting prostate cancer awareness and early detection as well as fund raising to support awareness programs and research for a cure.
Sandy Kane presented a check for $20,000 for research and education to Winthrop-University Hospital representatives. “We have been steadfast in working to achieve our objectives over the past nine years. We want to help save lives and raise money to help find a cure for prostate cancer,” Sandy Kane emphasized.
Volunteers wearing blue L.I. Cruizin’ survivor t-shirts encouraged men at the show to take advantage of the free onsite PSA screening tests. Winthrop-University Hospital personnel provided 502 men with the free PSA screening tests, from 312 men last year. When lab results are complete, men with elevated PSAs will be notified and referred to their medical doctors.
“This was by far the most fantastic car show that we have run. The visitors, exhibitors, entertainment, vendors, volunteers and sponsors are responsible for its huge success. A record number of vehicles were on exhibit – nearly 800. Over 500 men availed themselves to the free PSA screening tests for early detection of prostate cancer. Our volunteers, many of whom are prostate cancer survivors like me, put forth an enormous effort to make sure the show ran smoothly. The car show’s incredible fund raising success is also credited to Allstate, the lead sponsor again this year. This is a popular event because car enthusiasts, families and kids have fun at it. I’m looking forward to our 10th anniversary in 2015,” said Sandy Kane, Chair and Founder of LI Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show.
For additional Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure information, visit www.licruizinforacure.com or call 888-LICRUIZ (542-7849).
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