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ALS WALK A HUGE SUCCESS

Saturday, 09.30.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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ALS WALK A HUGE SUCCESS
Sparky, Ice Girls and FireDancers greet finishers

By Jason Lockhart

There might have been a finish line, but in this race, there are only winners.

Saturday afternoon saw over 5,000 people partake in the sixth annual "Walk to De-Feet ALS." The event would not have been the same without Sparky, the Ice Girls and the FireDancers who were at the event welcoming everyone and at the finish line cheering on the walkers.

"It was incredible having Sparky, the Ice Girls and FireDancers there," said Jennifer Lowy, the Director of Marketing and Special Events for the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. "We loved having them at the finish line cheering. It kept the day uplifting and people's sprits up."

This was the sixth annual walk to defeat ALS on Long Island and the largest among the 150 ALS walks held throughout the country. ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig's disease is 100% fatal and most people after they're diagnosed only live two to five years.

"All the money that we raise today goes to patient care and research," said Lowy. "We provide services for ALS patients and ultimately hope to find a cure."

The first walk held on Long Island, in 2001, raised nearly $150,000, but the past two years, not including this year's walk raised $700,000 and they expect to raise even more this year.

The walk weaved 3.1 miles around Eisenhower Park and ended where it began in Lot 4. That's where Sparky, the Ice Girls and FireDancers were located, slapping five, waving and giving all in attendance a reason to smile; because on this day everyone was a winner.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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