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76-year-old skydives for charity

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem jump at Skydive Long Island. (Sept. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Handout

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, jumped at Skydive Long Island at Calverton Executive Airpark to raise money for Rotary District 7250's chapter of the Gift of Life, which provides free medical services to children with heart disease.

Gabor Karsai, 50, of Glen Cove, committee chair
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Gabor Karsai, 50, of Glen Cove, committee chair for Jump for Life, an inaugural event that raised money to provide free medical services to children with heart disease, handled registration with Lee Robbins, 72, of Great Neck, at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Amy Aiosa, left, 42, and Jackie Debari, 30,
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Amy Aiosa, left, 42, and Jackie Debari, 30, both of Syosset, wait for Debari's turn to sky-dive at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem
Photo Credit: Handout

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem jump at Skydive Long Island at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem
Photo Credit: Handout

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem jump at Skydive Long Island. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made the tandem
Photo Credit: Handout

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made the tandem jump to raise money for Rotary District 7250's Gift of Life project, which provides free medical services to children with heart disease. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, jumped with an
Photo Credit: Handout

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, jumped with an instructor at Skydive Long Island at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Lee Robbins, 72, of Great Neck, supported her
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Lee Robbins, 72, of Great Neck, supported her friend Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, who sky-dived at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Angela Lostritto, 49, of Manhasset, nervously clasped her
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Angela Lostritto, 49, of Manhasset, nervously clasped her hands together before sky diving at Calverton Executive Airpark. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, made a tandem jump to raise money for Rotary District 7250's Gift of Life project, which provides free medical services to children with heart disease. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, sky-dived to raise
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, sky-dived to raise money for Rotary District 7250's Gift of Life project, which provides free medical services to children with heart disease. At right is Gabor Karsai, 50, of Glen Cove, committee chair for Jump for Life, a local group that benefits Gift of Life. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, sky-dived at Skydive
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Kathy Gibson, 76, of Bayville, sky-dived at Skydive Long Island at Calverton Executive Airpark to raise money for Rotary District 7250's Gift of Life project, which provides free medical services to children with heart disease. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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