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LIBOR Sponsors 3rd Annual ‘Belmont Stakes’ Blue Ribbon Run/Walk for Prostate Cancer®


The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) through the “We’re More Than REALTORS®” campaign was proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual ‘Belmont Stakes’ Blue Ribbon Run/Walk for Prostate Cancer® which took place at prestigious Belmont Park on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  In 2012 the Integrated Medical Foundation organized the first ever 5K evening run through historic Belmont Park, ending at the actual finish line of the Belmont Stakes Racetrack, and this year was another spectacular evening at the park. 

The ‘Belmont Stakes’ Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer® raises critical funds for prostate cancer education, support and screenings, and also serves to kick off Belmont Stakes Festival week, the week-long celebration leading up to the Belmont Stakes horse race. With over 2,000 participants and 700 runners, approximately $100,000 was raised for this worthy cause. 

“It was a wonderful event filled with a wealth of information and insight on the disease and the efforts being made to find a cure. With so many healthcare practitioners on-hand I was able to get all my questions answered plus be screened to boot.” said Carlos Diaz, LIBOR Public Relations Committee Chairperson, who was not only there to support the event but ran the 5K as well.

About Integrated Medical Foundation - Working Together for Better Men’s Health and to Fight Prostate Cancer - 1 out of 6 American men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime. Statistics show that regular screening can lead to early detection of prostate cancer. Screenings have decreased the prostate cancer death rate by nearly 40% since they began 20 years ago. IMF urges men over 40, or men with a family history of prostate cancer, to talk to their health care provider about prostate cancer. Early Detection Saves Lives! IMF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization committed to prostate cancer awareness education and support. They offer free screenings to groups in the NY community. Visit www.IMFcares.org for more information.

This sponsorship was made possible through the Long Island Board of REALTORS® “We’re More Than REALTORS®…” initiative. Created by the LIBOR Public Relations committee in 2006, the campaign supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.