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Corporate honoree Greg Caggiano, Young professional honoree Leg. Joshua A. Lafazan (I-Syosset), and humanitarian honoree Megan Smith. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The Long Island Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society (YPACS) hosted its second annual Red, White & Blue Summer Bash at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville on Sept. 8.

More than 100 supporters enjoyed entertainment by Diamond Dig, a live Fire Dancer demonstration, beach games, dancing, signature drinks and a gourmet barbeque amidst a spectacular beach front setting.

Honorees for the 2021 Red, White & Blue were Joshua A. Lafazan (Young Professional Honoree), Megan Smith (Humanitarian Honoree), and Greg Caggiano (Corporate Honoree). More information about the 2021 honorees is available at

“The American Cancer Society is thankful to our Red, White & Blue sponsors, including Estee Lauder/Nordstrom, Catholic Health Services, Long Island Press, and Joshua A. Lafazan,” said Katie Goepfrich Schafer, director at American Cancer Society.

This spirited evening affair supported the organization’s life-saving mission to celebrate lives, save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Complete details are available online

Megan Smith, the humanitarian honoree, and Katie Goepfrich Schafer, executive director at American Cancer Society. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Sandy Lafazan, Joshua Lafazan, and Jeff Lafazan. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Stacey Caggiano, Greg Caggiano, Michelle Caggiano, and John Cerverizzo. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Leg. Joshua A. Lafazan, Pat Bishop-Kelly, Jim Kelly, and Greg Caggiano. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Terrie Magro, James Manicone, and Rachel Jurist. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Leg. Joshua A. Lafazan (I-Syosset), of 18th District of the Nassau County Legislature. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Zack Kitton, Carlo Maltempi, Greg Caggiano, Rick Frassetti, and Rob Rodgers. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Linda Marie Paul, event manager at The Crescent Beach Club, Katie Goepfrich Schafer, Megan Smith, and Matt Smith. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jeff Weiner, Megan Smith, Matt Smith, Kelsey Weiner, Andrew Goldstein, and Helene Weiner. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Matt Smith, Megan Smith, Riva Schwartz, and Alan Schwartz. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Barbara Conner, Liam Gargiulo, and Dan Conner. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Pyro belly dancer Emily Quant. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Kelly Igoe, James Tiernan, Milly Rivera, and Latrice Jackson from Estee Lauder Roosevelt Field. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Karesse Volpe from Theme Night Wines. (Photo by Ed Shin)
American Cancer Society’s Second Annual End of Summer Bash. (Photo by Ed Shin)
American Cancer Society’s Second Annual End of Summer Bash. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Megan Smith and Matt Smith with a Long Island Press banner. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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