Thanks to everyone that came out to our 94.3 WYBC Griffin Health Sam Tilery “Back To School” Drive-Up Rallies with New Haven Public Schools!
We could not have done it without our wonderful sponsors and partners: Griffin Health, Cricket Wireless, G.E. Credit Union, Speedy Wash & Wax, Bob & Amy Stefanowski from Masks 4 School, The City of New Haven and Mayor Justin Elicker.
Video courtesy of WTNH News 8
Juan On 1 with Kermit Carolina from New Haven Public Schools
The Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will celebrate its 12th year with a virtual event that starts on Sat., Sept. 26.
Participants in the virtual walk are encouraged to register for the event, invite family and friends to sign up, and collect donations. Registrants can pick up an official event t-shirt at The Center for Cancer Care between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, and then wear the shirt on a 5K walk or run while following social distancing recommendations. Participants will be able to submit photos of their walk or run to be published on the 5K Facebook page.
Registration is $35. All proceeds are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized cancer care and to help ease the financial burden of Griffin’s cancer patients face as they undergo treatment.
Sponsorship opportunities include signage on the event website and logos on the event T-shirts,
The 5K draws walkers and runners from all over the Lower Naugatuck Valley, including participants from Derby, Ansonia, Shelton, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck, and all over the state. The 5k Walk/Run was started by the caregivers of the Cancer Center as a way to raise funds to purchase wigs for patients. The first Walk/Run exceeded expectations drawing over 200 participants and raising more than $25,000, providing opportunity for additional financial support for patients as they undergo cancer treatment. The 5K has drawn thousands of participants over the years and raised more than $500,000 to help support local cancer survivors in its 11-year history.
Participants can also purchase a commemorative sign for $100 to honor or memorialize a loved one that will be displayed at the Center for Cancer Care through Oct. 3.
Individuals and teams can register online at griffinhealth.org/5k. For more information, contact Laura Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sickle Cell Association of America, Southern CT 29th Annual Walk & James Barber 5K Run is going virtual. The event, set for September 24 – September 27, is the signature fundraising event for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America of Southern CT. Runners, walkers and sponsors will help the event raise over $50,000 for the SCDAA of Southern CT.
Participants can run or walk the 5K or 1 Mile event at a time and place of their choosing between September 24 – September 27. Results can then be sent to email@example.com to be compiled into the official results database.
Race bib and t-shirts will be mailed to all participants.
Complete your run or walk at a time and location of your choosing between September 24 – September 27.
Send your results to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your time compiled into the official results database.
Encourage friends and family to join you!
POST. TAG. SHARE! Take a photo with your bib and t-shirt and tag @jbsportsevents
Earn FREE Walk Entry!
Those who donate or raise $200 or more earn a complimentary entry to the 5K race or 1 mile walk. Create a fundraising page during online race registration or by clicking here. Once you have raised $200, you will automatically be refunded your entry fee. Fundraising teams and individuals are encouraged! Awards are presented to top three fundraisers! Email email@example.com with questions.
Top three fundraisers will receive an award.
Top 5K Male and Female overall finishers receive an award.
Top 3 men & women 5K finishers in each of the following divisions:
Sponsorship Opportunities: With your help, thousands of dollars can be raised for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact James Rawlings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) of Southern CT, Inc.
The mission of the organization is to provide education, screening, counseling and support services to persons with sickle cell disease and trait. The SCDAA of Southern CT was founded in 1985. They have recently expanded their service area by adding an office in New Haven. The SCDAA is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that is committed to patients and their families living with sickle cell disease in CT. The primary goals of the organization are prevention, education and optimizing the quality of life for individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease