Day 2 of the run is dedicated to t0 “Every Veteran Appreciated” Farmingdale/East Meadow

For the seventh year in a row, Eva Casale and her team embark on a meaningful journey that is personally meaningful to her — a tribute to our troops, our veterans and our fallen heroes. Casale will use her long-distance running talents and mental and physical focus to run at least 26.2 miles a day to raise funds and awareness to support veterans and their families. “This trip of more than 184 miles allowed me to leverage my passion for running and unite Long Islanders in support of important programs and services for veterans,” Casale explained. “We plan our annual journey so that the National Military Appreciation Month May so we can further support the mission of honoring the brave men and women of our nation who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. It’s important to emphasize that “every veteran is appreciated” and never forgotten,” she added.

From April 23-29, Casale will lead the team through what she calls “Thanks to Every Veteran” week. The daily marathon will focus on honoring local service members who died in action and will connect with the communities they call home. Over the weekend, the team will visit more than 350 points of honor and will place more than 350 flowers, cones, wreaths and flags in honor of our fallen heroes.

The event will begin with an opening ceremony hosted by Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smyth at Veterans Plaza at Huntington City Hall. “The sacrifices made by our veterans and their families in the name of freedom and democracy embody the best of what our country stands for. The Town of Huntington is proud to extend its enthusiastic support to Eva and her team as they carry out It has been a remarkable journey of 184 miles. Their efforts to raise awareness and provide recognition and support for Long Island Veterans and their families are to be commended,” said Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smith.

From Huntington, the EVA team will continue to North Harbor, Lee National Cemetery, Eisenhower Park, Shelter Island, Sag Harbor, Calverton, Westhampton, Brookhaven, Patchogue, Medford, South Shore of Long Island, Oyster Bay and Bayville. As Casale and her team cross the final finish line, the journey will conclude in Casale’s hometown of Glen Cove with a special closing ceremony at Glen Cove Town Hall. “The true measure of passion and commitment is the unwavering dedication shown by the EVA team as they focus on supporting and honoring the mission of Long Island Veterans. Their extraordinary efforts inspire us all and remind us that we can make a difference for us The lives of those who have made such great sacrifices in our democracy have been profoundly changed,” he said. Glen Cove Mayor Pamela D. Panzenbeck explained.

Once this year’s journey is over, the EVA team will have completed more than 1,288 miles over the past seven years in support of their mission.

Support our Veterans with Team EVA

Eva is inviting the community to join her SecondVery Vin ether AAppreciated WEek in one of the following ways:

  • Participate in the journey: for a $30 donation, you can join Team EVA for a 5K run or up to 8 miles

  • Join the Team Virtually: For the first time, you can join the Team virtually From anywhere in the world, you may be located in Just run or walk at least a mile to donate $35 Every day during Thank Every Veteran Week

  • Donate: Support the mission of Team Eva by donating any amount

  • Display your flag: Eva also encourages residents and businesses to proudly display the American flag this week

To follow Eva’s journey, download the GLYMPSE app and follow Eva every day with the hashtag #WheresEva.For more information, please visit

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