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Shea O’Brien manager wants to raise $10,000 for Family of New Paltz

March 03, 2014 06:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although he only arrived from the Emerald Isle a year ago, Garvin McCloskey, manager of Shea O’Brien’s, has integrated well into the New Paltz community. With his endearing Irish brogue, charming wit and commitment to giving back, this 50-year-old cancer survivor and avid runner has pledged to shave nary a whisker off of his formerly clean-shaven face until he’s reached an ambitious athletic goal for an altruistic cause. On April 21, McCloskey will lace up his well-worn Saucony running shoes to join 36,000 intrepid runners as they compete in this year’s Boston Marathon. Having only begun running at the age of 40, he will run in his eighth marathon in ten years and his fifth after being diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2007.
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