Applications are now available for the 7th Annual Tom Zangas Memorial Lung Cancer Foundation/Archangel Michael 5K/1K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 9 a.m., at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn.
The race, which attracted 200 participants last year, honors the memory and fight for life of Tom Zangas, a triathlete and marathoner who died from lung cancer in 2011 at the age of 40. Proceeds from the race go to the Foundation in its work to fund research for the prevention of lung cancer and the spread of the disease and to The Archangel Michael Church of Port Washington. Last year more than $60,000 was raised for the Foundation.
Earlier this year, the proceeds raised by the foundation were selected to fund important research at Yale University to understand how aggressive cancer cells develop the dreadful disease in normal lungs and then spread to other vital organs. The focus of the grant will be to investigate new therapeutic solutions to block this process with the goal of developing new treatments to eliminate (for advanced stage) or prevent (for early stage) the spread of lung cancer.
Application forms are available at The Archangel Michael Church website,
www.archangelmichaelchurch.org. Go to Ministries on the left side of the homepage and click on 5K Run. The forms can be downloaded and mailed to The Archangel Michael Church, 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050. Participants can also fill in the forms online and pay by credit card or through PayPal.
The entry fee is $35 and runners will compete in several age categories. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and wrist band.
The Tom Zangas Memorial Lung Cancer Foundation was founded by Tom’s parents, Leonard and Penelope Zangas, to honor Tom’s memory and raise funds to fight lung cancer.
For more information contact The Archangel Michael Church office at (516) 944-3180 or Peter Takvorian at (516) 294-1441. For donations, sponsorships or other information regarding the Tom Zangas Memorial Lung Cancer Foundation please call Leonard Zangas at (516) 504-7000. .