Hauppauge, NY - June 7, 2016 - Join runners and walkers from all over Long Island on Saturday, June 18, 2016 for the 15th Annual Ellen Gordon CPA 4(a): Cause 5K Run/ Walk to End Hunger at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Each year, hundreds of Long Islanders, who care about our neighbors living with food insecurity and poverty come together to raise awareness and funds, so nobody has to go to bed hungry. Proceeds directly benefit Island Harvest Food Bank.
The 15th Annual Ellen Gordon CPA 4(a): Cause 5K Run/ Walk to End Hunger is a great opportunity to team up with friends, family, and co-workers to raise funds to help provide food, programs, and services to 316,000 Long Islanders who don’t have enough food to put on their tables. You can make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children, seniors and veterans. With every step you take, you are changing lives and changing communities.
This is a fast, flat 5K course within Eisenhower Park. The event takes place by the large field house and is accessible from parking fields 1 and 2.Awards are given out in several categories, and there will be food and festivities for all.
Not a runner or a walker? That’s okay, come support those who are and cheer them on at the finish line!
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The Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs has been sponsoring the 5K run/walk to benefit Island Harvest since 2002. In 2008, upon the untimely death of Ellen Gordon, one of the members of the committee that originally developed the idea, the chapter honored Ms. Gordon’s many years of service by renaming the event “The Ellen Gordon CPA 4(a): Cause 5K Run/ Walk to End Hunger.”
About Hunger on Long Island
Hunger is a state in which people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients for active and healthy lives. It can result from the recurrent lack of access to food. More than 316,000 Long Islanders face the risk of hunger every day, according to Island Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization. Those facing hunger include adults (often working two jobs), seniors and veterans. Unable to make ends meet, they (and their children) are often forced to go without food. Approximately 70,000 individuals seek food assistance in Nassau and Suffolk counties each week through soup kitchens, food pantries and other feeding programs served by Island Harvest Food Bank.
About Island Harvest Food Bank
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans and others at risk. Approximately 96 cents of every dollar donated to Island Harvest Food Bank goes to programs that support more than 316,000 Long Islanders. Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency-response preparedness for food and product distribution, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. More information can be found at www.islandharvest.org.