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Marty Glick and Nina Oellerich

American Cancer Society Honors Syosset Resident

At its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Bash, the American Cancer Society honored Marty Glick, a Syosset resident. The yearly event, which aims to celebrate the foundation’s mission and fundraise towards its cause, was held at Gatsby on the Ocean in Wantagh on June 13.

Glick serves as the executive vice president of Divisional Sales at National Convenience Distributors (NCD). For the past decade, both Glick and NCD have supported the American Cancer Society. Glick is heavily involved in the foundation’s annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event.

Stephanie Robb (senior development manager, ACS) , Marty Glick (ACS honoree) and Brittany Lawson (associated director of development, ACS) (Photos from American Cancer Society)

“Island Coffee is a proud sponsor of the annual Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach each year,” said Glick. “The parent company is National Convenience Distributors which is comprised of five family-owned businesses.”

Additionally, Glick has an active role in the The INN food pantry organization. The non-profit aims to acknowledge and aid food insecurity, as well as the unhoused population.
Glick is an active member of his community, and aims to help others in any ways he can.

“I am not a fundraiser, nor do I like to be acknowledged for being a human being and for doing the ‘right thing,’” he said.

Glick understands that the work done by the American Cancer Society has far-reaching effects that everyone benefits from.

“All of us know someone who has had breast cancer,” he said. “The American Cancer Society organization is staffed with incredible people with incredible passion and dedication.”

At the summer bash, attendees enjoyed food, signature drinks and cocktails, games, music and celebration. The American Cancer Society welcomed professional and philanthropic leaders across all industries who have contributed to the foundation’s mission.

The event was held in memory of Don Ollerich, a West Islip resident who succumbed to cancer in 2016. His wife, Nina, was there to accept the award in his honor.

Nina Oellerich, Stephanie Robb and Brittany Lawton

“I am very humbled to be on stage with a real hero, Nina Oellerich,” said Glick.

The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization that has fought cancer for 110 years. The foundation aims to help make a difference through advocacy, research and patient support. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

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