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Pictured left to right: Sponsor Brian Keating, United Service Workers 355 JATF; Sharon Boyd, executive director of Dress for Success Brookhaven; Sponsor Gina M. Pellettieri Attorney at Law; Sponsor Kaitlyn Keating, United Service Workers 355 JATF; Lisa Keys, Town of Brookhaven Commissioner of General Services and Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine. Not available for the event sponsor photo was Denise Nostrom from Diversified Financial Solutions. Photo from town of Brookhaven

On April 27, Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) was on-hand to thank two event sponsors of Dress for Success Brookhaven’s first annual “EMPOWER – Virtual Walk/Run for Success” fundraiser. 

The event, which will be held from May 1 to May 9, is designed to meet Dress for Success Brookhaven’s 2021 fundraising goals. 

“During the past year, women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and support has never been more critical,” Romaine said. “This event will help to fund the much-needed services that women need to succeed in the workplace and in life.”

Since its inception, Dress for Success Brookhaven has suited over 6,500 women and they hope to continue to provide much-needed services in the future. 

As the saying goes, “EMPOWER a woman and she will EMPOWER her community.” 

To participate in the EMPOWER – Virtual Walk/Run for Success fundraiser event, walkers/runners, must: Lace up their sneakers and hit the local neighborhoods, tracks and parks, pick whether they would like to walk or run in the event, choose the date (May 1 through May 9) and time that works best for them, decide how far to walk or run, register for the 1-mile, 5k or 10k Walk/Run.

Dress for Success will select random winners each week and raffle off great prizes. Anyone registered for the “EMPOWER – Virtual Walk/Run” has a chance to win, including one lucky participant who will receive a prize package valued at over $200 by simply sharing a photo or video while participating in the virtual walk/run on run sign up day. Registration is open to women and men of all ages.

The event organizers encourage walkers/runners to be imaginative and show their love of Dress for Success Brookhaven in a creative way.  

The cost to register is $30 per-person and all participants will receive a free, “EMPOWER Walk/Run” t-shirt. 

The raffle for prizes/gift certificates will be held from May 1 to May 9.

“EMPOWER – Walk/Run participants may register at runsignup.com/Race/NY/Farmingville/DressforSuccessVirtualWalk.