*In previous years, each YMCA 5K Run/Walk supported a designated program or service to benefit the local communities needs. In 2021, the Y and all of our virtual 5K races are coming together to benefit the impact coronavirus has made across the region. We recognize the causes, programs, and services from past years and strive to resume fundraising efforts for these causes below in 2022.
2019 Run for a Cause Impact
Patchogue Family YMCA 5K Run/Walk: Proceeds from this race benefitted pediatric cancer survivors through the Y's Strength Through Strokes and Strides program.
Huntington YMCA 5K Run/Walk In Memory of Marcie Mazzola: Proceeds from this race helped send children in need to YMCA Summer Day Camp.
YMCA 5K Run/Walk In Memory of Judi Shesh: Proceeds from this race benefitted cancer survivors through financial assistance to local families battling breast cancer, scholarships to local high school seniors impacted by breast cancer, and support for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.