Long Island Cruizin' For A Cure Returning with 10th Anniversary Car Show

Written by Allison Gayne  |  16. August 2015

Hicksville, NY - August 13, 2015 - Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure will hold its 10th anniversary car show at the Sears Auto Center parking lot in Hicksville on Sunday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is the only car show on the East Coast to offer men free onsite PSA screening tests for early detection of Prostate Cancer.  A special Anniversary Program at noon will highlight the success of the nonprofit car show. Long Island dignitaries will offer congratulatory remarks and guest speaker, Ed Randall, a longtime New York radio and TV personality, published author and a Prostate Cancer survivor, will relate his story.

Cruizin’ For A Cure, organized by Prostate Cancer survivors and community volunteers in 2006, is dedicated to raising funds for Prostate Cancer research, education and early detection.  Since its founding Cruizin’ has donated $90,000 to Winthrop University Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for research.

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Lee Iaccoca Award winning car show, where more than 750 cars and vehicles are expected to be exhibited. Sponsors include: MSC Corporation, Mobile Fleet, Allstate Insurance, AutoQuip Sales, Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Exotic Classics, Collectors Car Showcase, Rallye Motor Group, Robert Chevrolet, Westbury Jeep, Levittown Ford, Fiat of Westbury, Grand Prix Subaru, Parts Authority, Meenan Oil, Axalta Coating Systems and AAA New York. 

Once again there will be a dedicated tent where the PSA Prostate Cancer screening tests will be conducted FREE by Winthrop University Hospital.  Volunteers wearing blue L.I. Cruizin’ t-shirts will be encouraging men attending the show to take advantage of the onsite free blood-screening tests. To date over 2,500 men have been screened at Cruizin’ For A Cure car shows and those with elevated PSA readings have been referred to their physicians for follow-up.

“Last year 502 free PSA screening tests were conducted. This is our milestone anniversary year and we are making a special effort to encourage even more men to take advantage of the screening test. We are prepared for a fantastic day with plenty of exhibitors, visitors, a KIDS FUN ZONE, entertainment, vendors and sponsors. This will be our fifth year at the Sears Automotive Center parking lot, the perfect location for this event. Our volunteers, many of whom are Prostate Cancer survivors like me, are planning the best show in our 10-year history.  The show’s popularity has grown because it has so much to offer car enthusiasts, families and kids,” said Sandy Kane, Chair and Founder of LI Cruizin’ For A Cure Car Show.

The September 20 car show promises to be a fun-filled family-friendly day.  For car collectors and vehicle enthusiasts it’s all about rods, customs, muscle and classic cars, specialty vehicles, antique fire apparatus and motorcycles. 

Entertainment includes Stardust, dee-jays Fonzie and ChaChi; Kids Fun Zone with a model race track, video arcade and bounce ride; 50/50 raffle; an expanded food court and much more. Admission is $5; kids under 12 are free.

For Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure info, visit here  or call: 888-LICRUIZ (542-7849). To see show photos, go to here  or Flickr page.


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