There’s probably no prettier time in Stony Brook Village than fall and Sunday’s autumn weather was a stunning backdrop for the area’s annual Walk for Beauty.
This year’s walk marked 20 years since it’s inception in 1994 and in total has raised $1.17 million dollars. The charitable walk is co-chaired by Gloria Rocchio of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Stony Brook University students have long lent a helping hand in the event as volunteers and Sunday’s walk was no exception with students at nearly every corner of the walk cheering on participants in addition to the work they do leading up to the event.
Walkers or runners had the option of choosing a 4K or 6K route, which winds past Stony Brook Harbor and into neighboring streets. Those who stayed on for the 6K finished their route after passing through parts of Avalon Park.
The walk consisted mainly of walkers, but a few runners made up the crowd. Jack Swain, a seventh-grader at Murphy Junior High was first to cross the finish line for the 4K.
Honorees for this year’s walk were Jim Condron, vice president at WALK FM, Leah Dunaief, publisher of Times Beacon Record and breast cancer survivor Janet Taormina.
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