This year, for the first time, sisters Nancy Chandler of Southold and Judy Cronin of Shirley wore purple ribbons during Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Yaphank. The ribbons indicated that they’d lost someone to the disease. Having watched their mother deteriorate over five long years, they were inspired to try and make a difference.
And make a difference they did, raising a total of $14,000 for research toward finding a cure for the relentless memory-loss disease. READ
Visitors to Mattituck High School in the last three weeks have been greeted by large cardboard boxes set underneath a poster showing students inside Turkish elementary school classrooms. Many of those students, who are being educated in rural areas of Turkey, are Syrian refugees. READ
Six years ago, at only 2 years old, Morgan West was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable brainstem tumor. READ
Patricia “Pat” Kiernan, who for more than a decade helped to raise millions of dollars for Eastern Long Island Hospital as a leader of fundraising and outreach efforts, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, family members said.
She was 63. READ
Southold Town will hold a vigil for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and a local fitness instructor has organized a fundraising event to benefit their loved ones and those who were injured but survived.
A fundraising effort for a retired FDNY firefighter who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident last month in Riverhead has already gained thousands of dollars. READ
It wasn’t difficult for Laura Soviero of Wading River to settle on the name “Dying to Live” for her nonprofit, which was founded last year and provides emotional and financial support to local families affected by a loved one’s drug addiction.
Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead hosted the fourth annual Charitable Food Pantry Fundraiser on Tuesday night. READ
People love to hate pushups.
And why shouldn’t they? Pushups are hard. They hurt and are difficult to execute correctly. READ
The tradition continues Saturday as Cutchogue Fire Department is set to host the 59th Annual Chicken Barbecue fundraiser at the firehouse grounds. READ