Whitman Gymnasts Support Lustgarten Foundation

Varsity coach Angela Gunsel, left, is always proud of her team, especially when they attend this annual event.
Varsity coach Angela Gunsel, left, is always proud of her team, especially when they attend this annual event.
It was a great day to be at the beach, and a better day to help raise awareness and funds for the Lustgarten Foundation.
It was a great day to be at the beach, and a better day to help raise awareness and funds for the Lustgarten Foundation.
Of course they’re gymnasts, the girls ‘ham it up’ for a great cause.
Of course they’re gymnasts, the girls ‘ham it up’ for a great cause.

The Walt Whitman Girls Varsity Gymnastics Team attended the Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk on Sunday, October 11th at Jones Beach in honor and memory of former Gymnastics coach Mr. James Barish.

The walk raised more than $1.3 million for research with over 8,000 attendees. All of the funds go directly to cancer research, according to organizers in a recent Newsday article, because Cablevision covers the Bethpage foundation's administrative costs. The foundation honors Marc Lustgarten, a former Cablevision executive, who died in 1999 of pancreatic cancer.

Way to go girls!