ALS WALK A HUGE SUCCESS

Saturday, 09.30.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 5 2 3 2 5
J. Tavares 5 1 3 0 4
K. Okposo 5 2 1 1 3
N. Leddy 5 0 3 -2 3
R. Strome 5 2 0 0 2
B. Nelson 4 2 0 0 2
C. Clutterbuck 5 1 1 1 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
C. Cizikas 5 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 5 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 3 1 .913 2.61
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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