OUR MISSION:  To financially assist Connecticut cancer patients and their families and to fund cancer research. 


2015 Panera Bread "Spook-a-thon"

Panera Bread’s 16 owner-operated bakery-cafes in Connecticut helped raise over $21,000 during the month of October 2015 to support local families battling cancer. Panera Bread held its annual, month-long Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign leading up to its 5th annual SPOOK-A-THON family fundraiser, both benefiting the Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer.

For the third consecutive year, the Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign has received the support of basketball analyst and former UCONN/WNBA star Rebecca Lobo. Panera donates 25 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel purchased during the month of October. At SPOOK-A-THON held on October 24, participants “dressed up to scare cancer” at the Halloween Costume Parade and enjoyed other Halloween-themed activities at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT.

Both initiatives raised a total of $21,008 which will help local families fighting cancer through the efforts of the Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer, the Backus Hospital Cancer Center, and Daniel’s Courage which supports SPOOK-A-THON Ambassador, 13-year old Daniel Walsh of Griswold, CT.


October 2015 Cruise Against Cancer

On October 4th the 2015 Cruise Against Cancer cruised to a great success raising over $25,000 thanks to hosts, Marianne and Saul Spector!  Many thanks also to Art LiPuma from Seaside Wine and Spirts in Old Saybrook for organizing a showcase of fine wines for an exclusive wine tasting.  We lucked out with a beautiful day; the sun came out just in time to cruise up the Connecticut River on the Lady Katharine, enjoying the early fall foliage and memorable scenery.  The fundraiser was organized in memory of Louise DeChesser, sister of Marianne, to financially assist other Connecticut cancer patients and their families! A fun time was had by all; we “Wined A little and Laughed A lot” in honor of Louise, just as she would have liked it!

October 2015 Workout Against Cancer

Orangetheory Fitness Shelton hosted a Workout Against Cancer fundraiser for the CT Sports Foundation Against Cancer to benefit 18 month old Victoria from Shelton and other Connecticut cancer patients and their families.  “Burn Calories for a Cause” was the theme of the event held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015  sponsored by area businesses and organizations with refreshments provided by Focaccia’s of Shelton. Over 40 people participated on teams wearing heart rate monitors to track metabolic burn and the intensity of the workout which included intervals of cardiovascular exercises and strength training. The event raised over $10,000.

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