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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
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12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
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14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
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J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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