August 23, 2006
Ellen's Run, the annual 5K foot race held East Hampton, brought out lots of spectators and participants on Sunday in spite of the intermittent rain showers.
Mike Bottini was the first to cross the finish line during the 11th annual contest that raises funds for the breast cancer organization. Bottini's time was 18:41. Jean Palmieri-Donnely came in first place in the Breast Cancer Survivor category with a time of 31:19. In 2004, money raised for Ellen's Run, through various events including the 5K, totaled over $200,000. ER Spokeswoman Lisa Del Favero said the cash raised this year is expected to be much higher. See the photo layout on page 37.