Carle Place Community Defies Weather Conditions to Honor Two of Their Own, Leanne Kozak and Lynn DeVivo

January 7th 2017

Despite the years first big snowfall, blustery winds, near white out conditions, and very, very cold temperatures. Members of the Carle Place community braved the elements and turned out in droves to celebrate and honor the lives of two of their own, Leanne Kozak and Lynn Devivo, who lost their battles with Melanoma, the deadliest form of Skin Cancer.

The event organizer Paul Steck (Melanoma Survivor), his wife Maria, daughter Natalie, the Carle Place Community, and the family and friends of Leanne and Lynn continue to raise awareness and spread the “Be Sun Smart” message to prevent Skin Cancer Melanoma. Protect Yourself From the Dangerous and Deadly UV Rays of the Sun; Wear sunscreen daily, hats, sunglasses, and UV clothing; See Your Dermatologist Yearly, and Don’t Use Tanning Beds!

The evening’s event was a huge success. It was held at Manning’s Restaurant and Pub located in Carle Place; featuring food, drinks, dancing, magic, music, door prizes, silent and Chinese auctions and more.

CCMAC THANKS Natalie Steck, Jessica Pisani, Julia Beattie and our MC Thomas Vestuto for all their help making the event a success!

CCMAC THANKS all the following for their donations that helped make the event a success!

200 Computer Solutions, Air Brush by Kathy, Kathy Kozak, The Antonacci Family, Café Gino’s, Carmen Drugs, Christina Shaw Agency, Denise Coucoulas, Eillen Lichtenstein, Eileen & Kathy Kozak, Fred & Kathy Kortmann, Greenvale Electric – Rich Russel, Jo Haramis, Harold Bollachi Esq., Joan & Ed Steck, Keystone Tire & Auto Repair, La Botega, Carle Place, Lisbon Café, Michael Rossetti, Mike Kelly, Hoops 101, Mill Creek Inn, Mim’s Restaurant, NRL Wealth Creation Strategies, Organic Crush, Paniccia Family, Panera Restaurant, Pat McHugh, Paul & Maria Steck, Phil Smith, Stew Leonards, The Coyne Family, The Pisani Family, Tildet Varon – Growing With Truth Inc., Vincents Clam Bar, and Wheatley Hills Discounts Wine and Spirits.

Event Pictures

Auction Winners

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Magician Michael Rosetti @

Natalie Steck, Jessica Pisani, Julia Beattie and our MC Thomas Vestuto