Buckley’s to Kennedy’s Charity Run Raises $100K
The weather was cool with a light, on and off rain, but that didn’t stop 640 runners from taking to the streets for the 25th Annual Buckley’s to Kennedy’s 6-Mile Reunion Run. Runners began at Buckley’s Restaurant in Marine Park and headed through the streets, across the Marine Parkway Bridge to Riis Park.
All proceeds from the race benefited HeartShare Human Services of New York, a nonprofit organization that helps 16,000 New Yorkers annually. This year’s race was in memory of Paul Kavanagh, Bea Casey and Frank Attardi, all friends of the HeartShare family.
Following the race was a family picnic at Riis Park. The staff ofBuckley’s Restaurant and Kennedy’s Restaurant in Breezy Point, Queens, prepared food for nearly 1,000 people. Celtic Cross and DJ Suds provided the musical entertainment that kept people of all ages dancing throughout the afternoon. This year’s race raised a record-breaking $105,000 for HeartShare’s programs which serve children and adults with developmental disabilities, support people affected by HIV/AIDS, and provide counseling and after-school programs, as well as foster care and adoption services, to children and families.