Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson invite residents to participate in a special event on Saturday, September 7th at Stillwell Park in Syosset. The YOLO Strong Foundation, in cooperation with the Town, will host a 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Kid Race to benefit children in need on Long Island.
“We are proud to once again partner with the YOLO Strong Foundation to bring a fun-filled event to our residents, and most of all, for such a good cause,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This amazing group of local moms has helped so many families and this upcoming race provides a perfect opportunity for residents of all ages to help in this great cause.”
The YOLO Strong Foundation, a group now consisting of more than 200 members, started as a trio of three local moms who joined forces to help local children in need. The group participates in obstacle course races, road races and other special events to assist local children who are sick, those with special needs and those that are medically fragile.
Councilwoman Johnson added, “Donations to the group allow them to help local families in a variety of ways, including funds for pre-school tuition for children undergoing chemotherapy, medical devices and financial assistance for children with life-threatening diseases and to help provide iPads with special software for underprivileged non-communicative children with Autism. We are so pleased to be able to assist this wonderful organization with these efforts.” The event will take place on Saturday, September 7th at Stillwell Woods Park in Syosset, with a raindate of October 5th. The Kids Race begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K Trail Run begins at 9:30 a.m. For registration information, please visit www.yolostrong.com.