What a day for a walk-a-thon

Lila Margulies, Lung Cancer survivor
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Students at St. Anslem Catholic Academy laced up sneakers, and took to the streets to participate in the annual Walk-4-Education walk-a-thon. Kids enjoyed an unseasonably warm day and an early dismissal on Oct. 6 to participate in this year’s walk that raised the gelt for the school’s operating budget.

St. Anselm Catholic Academy [365 83rd St. at Third Avenue in Bay Ridge; (718) 745–7643]

Fort Greene

Welcome to the Board

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) has a new Advisory Board. Members include Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Martin Bresnick, Christopher Cerrone, Nels Cline, David del Tredici, Bridie Gauthier, Anthony Laciura, Dr. Victor Lewis, Lester Lynch, Elizabeth (Betsy) Hun Schmidt, Dalit Warshaw, and Dan Zanes. The new slate will provide support to the staff and Board of Trustees of BMS, and help to shape the future of the non-profit organization.

“We are honored to have such an illustrious group of artists and educators contribute to Brooklyn Music School’s mission of making high quality music and performing arts education accessible to all in our community,” said Crocker Coulson, chairperson of the Board of Trustees.

The new advisory board was created to play a key role in helping BMS continually enrich its educational and artistic offerings, improve its pedagogical approach, increase visibility in the community, and refine strategies for growth.

Standing O wishes the new board good luck.

Brooklyn Music School (126 Felix St. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene;

Borough Wide

Take a breath

Borough daughter Lila Margulies has a reason to breathe — she is participating in this year’s Brooklyn Free to Breathe 5K Run-Walk. Lila received a diagnosis of stage-3 lung cancer in March 2017. She is only 43 years old, has two kids and is an active, healthy, non-smoker. She just finished radiation a couple of weeks ago, and is feeling up to the challenge.

All proceeds support Free to Breathe, a non-profit partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders.

“By fund-raising and joining us on event day, you are bringing hope to those affected by the disease and their families,” said volunteer event chair Nicole Duffy of New York.

The day will also include family activities, music mixes by a local deejay, and other entertainment. Special recognition will be given to top finishers and fund-raisers.

The 5K Run/Walk kicks off on Oct. 22 at 9:30 am. Participants begin at Cadman Plaza Park, travel across the Brooklyn Bridge, reverse and return to the Park. There is no fee to register but those who raise $100 or more will receive a Free to Breathe T-shirt.

Standing O wishes Lila good luck.

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Save the date

It’s half the run, but all the fun at this Brooklyn half marathon and concert.

More than 17,500 runners from all 50 states and 35 countries will hit the pavement at the third-annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. This year, the event offers bands that will perform a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up.

Brooklyn’s own, American rock band Hollis Brown will headline the post race concert that’s free to the public, for runners and supporters alike.

The race is hosted by Synchrony Financial (NYS), and begins at 7 am on Oct. 14 at Grand Army Plaza and finishes at Prospect Park.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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