LI Cruizin’ For A Cure in Westbury

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Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure will hold its 12th annual car show at 1400 Old Country Road in Westbury, a new location for the non-profit organization.

The show will take place this Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organized by prostate cancer survivors and community volunteers in 2006, Cruizin’ For A Cure is dedicated to raising funds for prostate cancer research, education and early detection.

Since its founding, Cruizin’ has donated more than $120,000 to Winthrop-University Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for research.

A special program at noon will highlight the success of the non-profit car show and the presentation of a check to Winthrop-University Hospital for prostate cancer research.

Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure promises to be a family-centered fun day.

Back by popular demand will be STARDUST performing an a Capella concert, as well as the food court, a 50/50 raffle and a KIDZ FUN ZONE, with a radio-controlled model race car track.

The Lee Iaccoca Foundation Award winning car show will have more than 450 cars and vehicles on exhibit.

Sponsors include Champion Motors, AutoQuip, Alure Home Improvement, Rallye Motor Group, Robert Chevrolet and Trinity Solar, among others.

There will also be a dedicated tent where the PSA prostate cancer screening tests will be conducted for free by Winthrop-University Hospital.

Volunteers wearing “Survivor” LI Cruizin’ T-shirts will be encouraging men at the show to take advantage of the on-site, blood-screening tests.

To date, more than 3,000 men have been screened at Cruizin’ For A Cure car shows and 148 of them with elevated PSA readings have been referred to their physicians for follow-up.

“Last year, 345 free PSA screening tests were conducted. Once again, we plan to make a concerted effort to encourage men to take advantage of the free screening test,” said Sandy Kane, Chair and Founder of LI Cruizin’ For A Cure. “It will be a fabulous day with exhibitors, a KIDS FUN ZONE, entertainment, vendors and sponsors. This will be our first year at the 1400 Old Country location, a slightly smaller location but vehicles will be parked on cement rather than dirt – a plus for the show participants.”

“Our volunteers, many of whom are prostate cancer survivors like me, are finalizing plans for a show that will delight people of all ages,” Kane added. “The show’s popularity has been sustained because it offers something for everyone, not just car enthusiasts.”

The Sept. 10 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.

For everyone else, it will be a fun day out to support a good cause.

Admission is $5; kids under 12 are free.

For more information about Long Island Cruizin’ For A Cure, visit licruizinforacure.com or call: 888-LICRUIZ (542-7849).

To see show photos, go to www.facebook.com/LICruizinForACure or https://flic.kr/s/aHskHh2swB.

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