More than $350,000 was raised to fund lung cancer research at the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s 13th annual Strides for Life Run/Walk on August 12. More than 500 walkers and runners circled Lake Agawam in Southampton Village.
“The community’s support of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation has been incredible,” said Dr. Brendon Stiles, LCRF’s chairman of the board. “Strides for Life is an inspiring event that brings together the entire lung cancer community — patients, survivors, families, caregivers, and supporters — all of us united behind the goal to fund critical lung cancer research. To date, Strides for Life has raised more than $5 million.”
Omar Leon was first over the finish line in the three-mile run, with a time of 17:23. The top female finisher was Tara Farrell, who covered the course in 18:19. Joey Feliciano, competing in the boys under 17 category, finished in 18:22, while the top female finisher under 17 was Kaitlyn Deyulio, who completed the race in 23:23.