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Families fighting brain cancer 'Run for Rob'

Zumba Fitness instructor Michelle Tabaroki gets the crowd

Zumba Fitness instructor Michelle Tabaroki gets the crowd warmed up before the race at the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

About 750 runners and walkers participated in the third annual Run for Rob in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event was created in honor of Dr. Robert Bernstein, who died from the disease in 2010, and this year's race included an award presented to the Muscarella family for its dedication to raising awareness of the disease.

From left, the late Dr. Robert Bernstein's wife,
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

From left, the late Dr. Robert Bernstein's wife, Roz, and daughter, Sarah, attended the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event was founded in honor of Robert Bernstein, who died from brain cancer in 2010. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Zumba Fitness instructor Michelle Tabaroki gets the crowd
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Zumba Fitness instructor Michelle Tabaroki gets the crowd warmed up before the race at the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013)

The late Dr. Robert Bernstein's son, Jonathan, attended
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The late Dr. Robert Bernstein's son, Jonathan, attended the third annual Run For Rob 5K Run Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event was created in honor of Robert Bernstein, who died from brain cancer in 2010. (Sept. 22, 2013)

The late Dr. Robert Bernstein's daughter, Sarah Bernstein,
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The late Dr. Robert Bernstein's daughter, Sarah Bernstein, ran in the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event was founded in honor of her father, who died from brain cancer in 2010. (Sept. 22, 2013)

The late Paul Muscarella's brothers Michael, Thomas, Vincent
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

The late Paul Muscarella's brothers Michael, Thomas, Vincent and Joseph attend the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013)

From left, Lori Muscarella, of Garden City, and
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

From left, Lori Muscarella, of Garden City, and her children Natalie, 17, Diana, 11, and Matthew, 15, attend the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The Muscarella Family received the 2013 Vision of Hope Award at the event. (Sept. 22, 2013)

From left, Carol Enright, Amanda Britt, Corie Gill
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

From left, Carol Enright, Amanda Britt, Corie Gill and Cathleen Britt, all from West Islip, wear "Say It Fight It Cure It" T-shirts in honor of their friend, 50-year-old John Mayer, of West Islip, who was diagnosed with brain cancer this year, at the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Family and friends wear Team Nick T-shirts for
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Family and friends wear Team Nick T-shirts for 15-year-old Nicholas Polo, of Wantagh, who is currently in remission from brain cancer, at the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013)

About 750 runners and walkers participated in the
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

About 750 runners and walkers participated in the third annual Run for Rob 5K Run/Walk at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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