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Live Like Liz Walk/Run raises over $14K

WATKINS GLEN—The fourth annual Live Like Liz 5K Walk/Run, Sunday, June 6, raised at least the $14,000 the benefit has reached in previous years.
The exact amount raised will be known later this week.  Beth Duane, executive committee member for the Live Like Liz foundation, said this year had the strongest pre-registration, with 305 people signed up before the day of the event.  She explained that at the walk/run, there were over 500 registrants.
The purpose of the annual event, and the Elizabeth Amisano Ovarian Cancer Education Fund is to promote awareness of ovarian cancer through education.  Liz, born in Watkins Glen, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 18.  She underwent four surgeries and numerous rounds of chemotherapy, over a two year period.  However, Liz passed away Oct. 12, 2005.
At this year’s event, first placers in each age group, for both men and women, were awarded.  The overall winners, men and women, were Cody Scott with 18:25 and Emily Owen with 21:32.  The men’s masters winner was Bruce Deiseroth with 19:54, and the women’s was Christine Reynolds with 22:36.  By age group, the top winners were:
• Men’s 14 and under: Matt Gill with 19:40.
• Women’s 14 and under: Taylor Kennard with 23:47.
• Men’s 15 to 19: Tyler Holmes with 18:35.
• Women’s 15 to 19: Amber Swartz with 23:55.
• Men’s 20 to 29: Tim Krebs with 19:55.
• Women’s 20 to 29: K.K. Caruthers with 22:11.
• Men’s 30 to 39: Raymond Lawson with 19:13.
• Women’s 30 to 39: Tracey Hayes with 22:26.
• Men’s 40 to 49: Joel Markley with 24:02.
• Women’s 40 to 49: Barb Rossi with 25:16.
• Men’s 50 to 59: Aaron Gowan with 25:10.
• Women’s 50 to 59: Marie Fitzsimmons with 28:02.
• Men’s 60 to 69: Al Wruck to 25:01.
• Women’s 60 to 69: Betsy Sims with 30:06.
• Women’s 70 to 79: Beverly Stamp with 44:10.
The day also started with ovarian cancer survivor Katie Gingrich speaking at the opening.  Before the walk/run, there was also a Kid’s Race in the Watkins Glen Fieldhouse.
For more about the Elizabeth Amisano Ovarian Cancer Education Fund, visit 

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