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 Riverhead – The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding the 24th Anniversary “5K Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness” on Sunday, September 25. The fundraiser takes place at the Riverhead location of Tanger Outlet Center, which sponsors the event. Participants can pre-register on the NFBHC website or register from 7:30-8:45 AM that morning. The walk begins at 9 AM.


The registration fee to participate in the 5K Walk is $25 if paid by September 23 and $30 if paid after that date or on the day of the event. The first 300 entrants will receive a gift bag.


Walkers are encouraged to gather pledges of support from friends, family and colleagues. Top fundraising awards will be given in the following categories: Young Adult (ages 13-19 years old), Adult, Breast Cancer Survivor and Business/Team. Team captains must register team members, send in names and registration fees by September 16, and submit pledge money on the morning of the event.


The opening ceremony starts at 8:45 AM. Before then, registrants can enjoy breakfast that includes coffee and tea with muffins, granola bars and fruit. There will also be an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for dozens of beautiful prizes donated by Tanger Outlet stores.


This year’s sponsors include The Simmons Point Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC; Dr. Joseph Duva, MD; Riverhead Building Supply; Bernadette E. Tuthill, Partner of Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo, LLP; Kleinfeld Bridals and Riverhead Central Faculty Association. Opportunities to participate as a sponsor of the event are still available and range from $150-$1,000.


Although it is possible to sign up that day, registration in advance is recommended. To obtain more information, call 631-208-8889, e-mail [email protected] or visit where you can register online.