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The start of the race. (Photos by Wayne Peters)
The start of the race. (Photos by Wayne Peters)

Taking 'Strides' to fight diabetes


Mon, Apr 30th 2018 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Lions Club held its first Strides Diabetes Awareness 5K Run/walk on Sunday. A good crowd came out on a chilly morning to take part in a 5K run and walk to raise awareness for diabetes awareness and prevention programs in the area.
The race was won by John Cocco of Newfane, who posted a time of 21:20. The first female finisher was Christine Luongo, of Washington D.C., with a time of 24:23. 
After the race, a lunch was served in the Lewiston No. 1 firehall, with the awards ceremony afterward. Inside, there was a basket auction, vendors and a children's craft area.
John Cocco, of Newfane, the overall race winner crosses the finish line.
The first female finisher, Christine Luongo, of Washington, D.C., crosses the finish line.
The overall winner, John Cocco, accepts his trophy.

Photos by Wayne Peters.

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