North Shore-LIJ's Cushing Neuroscience Institute to Host Long Island's Third Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 1 at Jones Beach
September 12, 2011
MANHASSET, NY – On Saturday, October 1st, the Brain Aneurysm Center of the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute, along with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, will host Long Island’s Third Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk at Jones Beach State Park to promote awareness and education. All proceeds raised from the walk will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to support essential research that may directly benefit those affected and help to reduce the incidence of ruptured aneurysms.
Hundreds of individuals are expected to attend this fun-filled event! Participants can choose to do a two-mile walk or a four-mile fun run, all for a good cause. WALK-FM 97.5 will provide music, entertainment and giveaways at the event. Children can enjoy seeing North Shore-LIJ’s pet therapy dogs, face painting and have their picture done by a talented caricature artist. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30am at Field 5, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY. The start time is 10am and will be held rain or shine. The registration fee is $25 and includes the cost of parking and snacks. Tee-shirts will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. To pre-register for the walk, go to www.bafound.org.
Also this year, a raffle will be drawn the day of the walk, giving away a seven night Norwegian cruise for two in an ocean view stateroom sailing out of New York. The winner will be able to choose one of the following destinations: the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Florida, Bermuda, or Canada and New England. The raffle is $10 per ticket or three tickets for $25. Ticket donations will support the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. To obtain raffle tickets, go to www.bafound.org/announcement/nid/cruise-raffle. The winner need not be present to win.
About the Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore University Hospital:
The Brain Aneurysm Center, located at North Shore University Hospital, offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and multimodality treatments for brain aneurysms including endovascular coiling, micro-surgical clipping and a variety of adjunctive diagnostic techniques used to improve clinical outcomes for ruptured aneurysms. In addition, the Brain Aneurysm Center is one of the few national centers with expertise in intracranial bypass surgery, including the recently FDA approved ELANA laser assisted bypass technique. For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Center, call (516) 562-3815 or visit www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Neurovascular+and+Stroke+Institute.
Media Contacts:Michelle Pipia-Stiles, Director, Communications