After 17 years and
suggestions from participants, the annual Helen’s Walk, run by the Helen Keller
National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC), has added a run
The addition, spearheaded by local Sands Point resident and Helen Keller Services Board Trustee Richard Dzwlewicz, hopes to introduce the work done at HKNC to a new audience.
“Helen’s Walk has always been an inspiration to those who have participated year after year,” said Mr. Dzwlewicz. “We hope by adding a run, more people will be able to not only enjoy the beauty of Sands Point but also become supporters of the work done at the Center for deaf-blind individuals all year round.”
The event is being managed by renowned runner and race organizer David Katz and his group, Finish Line Road Race Technicians. The race, which is being held Sunday, September 22nd, will begin at the Sands Point Preserve and end on the grounds of HKNC.
Local vendors have rallied behind the new format, donating goods and services, including Let There Be Bagels, Starbucks of Port Washington, Bagel Boss. and Moolala Frozen Yogurt.
There’s still time to register! Go to www.hknc.org or www.active.com to participate! You can also download the race course (as well as become apprised of changes in the traffic pattern on Middle Neck Road that day). For further information, please call Marina Carroll at 516-944-8900, extension 1310.