Eighth Annual Katie Oppo Memorial Walk Run

Katie Oppo

The Katie Oppo Memorial Fun Run will be held on Sunday, June 10, at 9 a.m. at Flower Hill Park on Searingtown Road in Manhasset. The park is situated between Bonnie Heights and Stonytown Road.

The race will be officially timed and prizes awarded to top finishers. Race registration fee prior to the race is $30, kids 12 and under are $15. To register in advance, go to www.teamkatieoppo.org. Day of race registration will be $35. You can register up to the beginning of the race at 9 a.m.

Katie Oppo graduated from Manhasset High School in 2009. She was diagnosed with Stage IV hypercalcemic small cell ovarian carcinoma, a rare form of ovarian cancer, in August 2010, just prior to beginning her sophomore year at John Hopkins University. After an eight month battle, she passed away on April 11, 2011. The Katie Oppo fund continues to fund research to cure this disease. Donations can be made online at www.teamkatieoppo.org/donate.

The first Katie Oppo Memorial Walk/Run was scheduled on July 24, 2011. Team Oppo was created by Oppo’s friends and family to commemorate her memory and ensure her a lasting legacy. The run was 6.19 km long in memory of her birthday on June 19. She was a brave girl, who inspired many people with her will and ability to face the future with pride and strength. Oppo inspired her family to start a fund to support further research on this rare cancer.

Come out to support Team Oppo in fighting this heinous disease.



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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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