Islanders defenseman Chris Campoli took part in the Sixth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Walk on November 2nd. The Cancer Care organization’s annual walk, which was held at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, helps raise awareness of cancer to the Long Island community.
It was the third Awareness Walk for Campoli, who is the spokesperson for Cancer Care.
“It’s great to work with an organization like Cancer Care,” said Campoli. “Every family is affected by cancer in some way and I am happy to lend a helping hand to the Cancer Care organization.”
The walk features many participants as well as an awards ceremony, with all in attendance having one common goal—spreading cancer awareness to the Long Island community.
“It was great meeting with everyone today,” said Campoli. “I’m glad I was able to come down and participate in the walk. I really enjoyed meeting with some of the walk teams.”
Campoli greeted organization members and listened to their stories. He also presented the School Spirit Award for the top teambuilding school.
“Chris Campoli and the Islanders organization have been strong supporters of Cancer Care of Long Island’s children’s program and the Lung Cancer Walk,” said Becky Womble of Cancer Care. “We are all happy that Chris was able to come out today to be with us for the walk.”
Campoli was also treated with the honor of being the official ribbon cutter, formally kicking off the event.
Joining Campoli were 47 teams of walkers—a 30% increase in teams from last year. Click here
to learn about the United Way of Long Island Night this Saturday at the Coliseum.