2014 Elizabeth T. McNamee Run
May 11, 2014


Who is Elizabeth?

Elizabeth was a bright student with a wonderful future.  She excelled in whatever she set out to do.  Her love for people, athletics and the arts were among her greatest attributes.  She attended West Islip Schools, graduated Harvard University with honors and was in her final year  at NYU Law School when, in September of 1998 her life suddenly came to an end. Elizabeth died from a disease know as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).


What is HCM?

HCM, a disorder which rarely detected early, is the most common cause of disease-related sudden death among America’s youth.  It is a primary and usually familial cardiac disorder in which the heart wall primarily on the left side becomes thickened and disrupts the flow of blood to the aorta. HCM is genetic which means it can arise when defective genes are present.
 


What is the Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund?

The Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund was established to raise funds for the awareness and education to our public and healthcare professionals and to provide support services to those affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and their families. With the technology of today we are proud to be a part of getting this information to many families in need. This fund has also supported scholarship programs, community projects, childhood disease foundations and pediatric care facilities.  We are proud of the work we have done to support these worthwhile causes.  

Since Elizabeth’s death family and friends have organized an annual 5k run and fun run walk held each Mothers Day. Our event has many sponsors including Entenmanns Bakery, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Pepsi, Consumers Kitchen and Baths, and the L. I. Ducks, among others.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download a 2014 Race Application here

 

The Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund has partnered with
Shaklee Products
in a fund-raising effort.
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the online store
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Click here for photos from the 2013 Elizabeth T. McNamee Run!


Elizabeth T. McNamee Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 213
West Islip, New York  11795
(631)321-0806
Email: info@elizabethtmcnamee.org