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Volunteers sold pink shirts, sweatshirts and teddy bears (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Volunteers sold pink shirts, sweatshirts and teddy bears at the 14th annual Liz's Day event in Floral Park on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Liz's Day continues breast cancer fight

The 14th annual Liz's Day at the Floral Park Recreational Center has become a much-anticipated community event drawing bigger crowds each year and so far has raised more than $500,000, which has been donated to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for breast cancer research.

Kids enjoyed bounce houses, face painting and a
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Kids enjoyed bounce houses, face painting and a candy corral in Floral Park at the annual Liz's Day event for breast cancer awareness. Kids hunted through a straw maze searching for candy goodies. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Floral Park resident Lydia Krawec, who died of
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Floral Park resident Lydia Krawec, who died of breast cancer last March, was recognized at the annual Liz's Day breast cancer awareness event. Lydia's husband, Dan Krawec, and daughter, Danielle Krawec, posed with a photo of her at the event. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Nancy Daly, 54, has been organizing the Liz's
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Nancy Daly, 54, has been organizing the Liz's Day breast cancer awareness event in Floral Park since its inception in memory of her friend's sister, Elizabeth McFarland, who lost her battle with cancer in 1999 at the age of 42. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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Hundreds of residents attended the Liz's Day breast
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Hundreds of residents attended the Liz's Day breast cancer awareness event in Floral Park to enjoy the many family-fun activities. Jeane-Marie Zarzycki of Floral Park attended with her 18-month-old niece, Taryn Newman. (Sept. 29, 2012)

This year the 14th annual Liz's Day event
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

This year the 14th annual Liz's Day event honored a former volunteer, Lydia Krawec, who lost her battle with breast cancer last March. Her husband, Dan Krawec, wrote the poem included on this poster. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Volunteers sold pink shirts, sweatshirts and teddy bears
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Volunteers sold pink shirts, sweatshirts and teddy bears at the 14th annual Liz's Day event in Floral Park on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research. (Sept. 29, 2012)

The 14th Annual Liz's Day was held in
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The 14th Annual Liz's Day was held in Floral Park to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. The event included a Chinese auction, with baskets full of prizes. (Sept. 29, 2012)

Despite the overcast weather, hundreds flocked to the
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Despite the overcast weather, hundreds flocked to the 14th annual Liz's Day breast cancer awareness event in Floral Park. (Sept. 29, 2012)

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