Katie Oppo Memorial Run Sunday

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The Katie Oppo Memorial Fun/Run will be held on Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day, at 9 a.m. at Flower Hill Park on Searingtown Road in Manhasset. The park is situated between Bonnie Heights and Stonytown Road.

Help fight ovarian cancer by funding critical research helping to prevent, treat and cure this deadly disease that affects so many women of all ages.

This year’s 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, please go to www.teamkatieoppo.org. If you register prior to June 1, all participants will receive a T-shirt. Day of race registration will be $35. You can register up to the beginning of the race at 9 a.m.

The Katie Oppo Research Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for research of small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type and other forms of ovarian cancer. All proceeds go directly into the research fund and are given to cancer research institutions and individual researchers.

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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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