LI2DAY receives a $9,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to help fund the LI2DAY Scholarship

NESCONSET, NEW YORK – MAY 18, 2018:  The LI2Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, Inc, a local non-profit received a $9,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS.  This grant will be used for the LI2Day Scholarship and the Maria A. Sciara Scholarship program.  To date, LI2DAY has awarded $217,000 in scholarships which are in part funded by the annual LI2Day 13.1 Mile Walk and the generous grants from the UPS Foundation.  This years’ grant from UPS will enable LI2DAY to provide financial assistance to Long Island high school seniors whose parent or guardian is affected by cancer.

LI2Day, Founder and Executive Director, Ginny Salerno said, “LI2DAY recognizes the debilitating effect that cancer has on families – emotionally, physically and financially.” The scholarship program is just one of the many ways LI2DAY assists families on Long Island who are affected by cancer. Salerno said, “We are thrilled to be able to use the funds from the UPS Foundation to help students realize their dream of going onto college.” Each May we hold a scholarship lunch hosted by Carrabba’s of Central Islip which is sponsored in part by Signature Bank of Jericho.  This is a wonderful way to recognize the accomplishments of the students who have endured the devasting affects that cancer has on the family unit.  Students, their families, LI2DAY and representatives from UPS will be on hand to award the scholarships on Sunday, May 21, 2018.  “The UPS Foundation is honored to support the LI2Day Scholarship Program,” said Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at UPS. “Our global is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.

Congratulations to the 2018 LI2Day Scholarship recipients: Eliana Berger, G.W. Hewlett High School, Olivia Valle, Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, Maria Cacoperdo, Islip High School, Samantha Hunt, Shoreham Wading River High School, Jessica Pedone, Garden City High School, Vincent Spano, Lindenhurst High School. The LI2Day Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Students are survivors of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers or reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers or have resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers.

Congratulations to the 2018 Maria A. Sciara recipients: Karina Chavez Cabrera, Uniondale High School, Marina Duszak, Connetquot High School, Jonathan Golbert, Smithtown East High School.  The Maria A. Sciara Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Students are survivors of any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers or reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers or have resided with a parent or guardian who has passed from any cancer other than breast cancer and/or other women’s cancers.

ABOUT LI2DAY

#jointhemovement that helps Long Islanders fighting cancer! For 14 years, LI2DAY, a local non-profit has raised and donated over $6 MILLION to fund programs at local organizations that assisted over 171,000 Long Islanders, awarded $217,000 in scholarships, and $297,300 for breast cancer research grant at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. LI2DAY’s expanded mission in 2014 allows funding for programs that assist all cancers through our beneficiary organizations whose by-laws and funding permit them to do so. Through local grassroots organizations from Manhasset to Montauk, these programs assist with medical expenses, transportation, prosthetics and wigs, physical therapy, child care, research, education and more. Get involved today! Donate, Sponsor, Participate.

Three Events – One Purpose: 15th Anniversary LI2Day 13.1 Mile Walk – June 9, 2018 ▪ Orangetheory Fitness Hope Runs Here 5K June 10, 2018 ▪ Raphaelson & Levine Hope Runs Here 5K in Loving Memory of Bonnie Levine August 18, 2018

ABOUT THE UPS FOUNDATION

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, the UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues.  In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment. In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.