Residents hit Shirley beach to beat heat, raise money

Residents flocked to Smith Point Park in Shirley Saturday to beat the heat and help raise money for a good cause. As a heat wave hit the Island, people who hit the beach got to enjoy a nice cool breeze

News 12 Staff

Jun 7, 2008, 11:03 PM

Updated 5,885 days ago

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Residents flocked to Smith Point Park in Shirley Saturday to beat the heat and help raise money for a good cause.
As a heat wave hit the Island, people who hit the beach got to enjoy a nice cool breeze and some ocean waves. But for those participating in the 35-mile Long Island Two Day Breast Cancer Walk, it was a bit more difficult to stay cool.
Walk organizers handed out water and ambulances were set up along the route as a precaution. Walkers were also wearing light clothes and sunblock, in addition to getting misted by water.
Yuwanna Landau, of Merrick, is a breast cancer survivor who didn't let the heat slow her down.
?I do it for myself and do it for my sister who passed away last year of breast cancer, also lung cancer, and I do it for every single woman on Long Island,? said Landau.


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