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This year’s Mid Island Day Camp Howie Levy 5K is honoring Andrew Paskal:
Andrew was a camper in the mid 1980's and continued through the early 1990’s. He started working at the MIYJCC in 1993 in a variety of different ways. He spent 19 summers at Mid-Island Day Camp as Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, Assistant Unit Head, Unit Head, and finally as Assistant Camp Director. Andrew also held a number of positions within the MIYJCC building. Everyone knows Andrew Paskal!
Andrew is the voice of the MIYJCC – literally within our phone system. Shalom- Thank you for calling the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center - A UJA Federation non-profit partner – that is Andrew’s voice.
The MIYJCC is truly his second home, and he has made some of his best friends at the MIYJCC.
Howie Levy and the entire Levy-Brody families are special friends of Andrew. Andrew and Howie worked together for over a decade at camp. He was a truly an amazing person. They spent their camp days walking around doing their job of course, but bonding and connecting about life. Andrew learned a great deal from Howie. There are many things that Howie did, and Howie said that still live on in camp and Andrew’s life. Howie loved his summers at camp and always wanted to ensure his campers and counselors had an incredible experience. Sadly in 2009 we lost Howie to Pancreatic Cancer.
Andrew has created ways to continue to honor Howie. We hold the Howie Levy Spirit Cup at camp. We also have our 5K event, that Andrew chairs and each year manages to make it a success. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary. The goal is to raise funds for Mid Island Day Camp Scholarship – so that children who cannot afford to attend what Howie loved so much, can sign up. Funds are also raised for pancreatic cancer research. Every time we hold the race Andrew knows he is looking down and smiling---knowing he made a difference on this earth, that he is remembered.
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Proceeds to Benefit the Howie Levy Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund at the Mid-Island Y JCC and Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.
May 19, 2024, we will be holding the 10th Annual Howie Levy Cross Country 5K fundraiser at Eisenhower Park!
Howie Levy spent many summers as a dedicated employee of the Mid-Island Y JCC Day Camp. He was a very special individual who touched the lives of many staff and children during his time as a staff member and member of our JCC. Sadly, we lost Howie to Pancreatic Cancer in 2009. In his memory, we will be holding the Howie Levy Cross Country 5K.
Howie spent each summer working with families, many of whom could not afford to send their children to camp without a camp scholarship. Each summer the Mid-Island Y JCC gives as many scholarships as it can to families in need in our community. Last year, the JCC provided more than $200,000 in financial aid to families in need. This amazing event will truly honor what Howie loved to do while helping raise funds to help battle the type of cancer that took Howie from us. This event will be a fundraiser for both the Howie Levy Camp Scholarship Fund and Pancreatic Cancer Research. Last year we raised over $20,000 for these two great causes. Please help us raise even more this year.
We are asking you to help by attending and/or sponsoring this event. A tax-deductible sponsorship from you will demonstrate your commitment to the community; your commitment to finding a cure for this terrible disease, and helping send children to camp. Thank you!
In-Person: Please see the event staff starting one hour before the event start time.
Virtual: Are shipped to you! Shipping window ranges from one week prior to the event to one week post event.
Flat & Fast within Eisenhower ParkSee the USATF Certified Course
Andrew Paskal: [email protected] or 516-672-1608Erica Karpel: [email protected]
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