Ways to Give to the Bennett Cancer Center
Donate to the Walk & Run by clicking here to search for a participant or team.
Or choose where you would like to donate:
One Time Gift
Your generous support helps the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital offer their wide-ranging programs and services with the highest clinical standard of care in the area. Thank You for your support.
Grateful Patient Program
If you or a loved one has ever been a patient at Stamford Hospital, you may have encountered a doctor, nurse, technician or volunteer who brought you comfort in a time of need.
The Grateful Patient Program provides patients and their families with a way to say "thank you" to a caregiver who played a special role in their care. Gifts received through this program pay tribute to a special caregiver, but will also support the outstanding level of care our community has come to expect from Stamford Hospital. If you’ve been touched by a Stamford Hospital caregiver, consider an honorary, tax-deductible donation to Stamford Hospital Foundation’s Grateful Patient Program.
Give a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one and help the Bennett Cancer Center continue to offer the highest clinical standard of care in the area. Your recipient will be notified by a beautiful card sent via postal mail.
The Lauren Fund
The Lauren Fund was created in memory of Lauren Leslie who was diagnosed in 1992 at 15 years old, with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer typically diagnosed in adolescents and young adults. This type of cancer starts in the bones and spreads quickly to the lungs, other bones, bone marrow and spinal cord.
Up until her diagnosis Lauren led the life of an ordinary teenager spending time with her high school friends, trying to pass her driving test and dreaming of college and someday pursuing a Fine Arts degree. She was also an accomplished equestrian athlete, competing at the highest levels of the sport.
While she tried to live a “normal” teenage life during her cancer treatment, Lauren was only able to express her feelings through her poetry and the paintings she created while participating in the Expression through Art Program at the Bennett Cancer Center.
After a heroic two-year battle, Lauren passed away on July 3, 1994. To help sustain the Expression through Art Program, her parents, Charles and Nancy Leslie, created The Lauren Fund in her honor. The Expression through Art program, as well as the other programs that have been implemented over the years, are all available to patients of the Bennett Cancer Center free of charge because of the generous support received from people like you.
Cancer Clinical Trials
The mission of the Clinical Trials Program at Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center is to provide a broad range of high quality studies focused on the needs of the communities we serve. At the heart of our mission is the ability to offer our patients access to many of the same studies found at the nation’s major cancer centers, closer to home. With community support for the Oncology & Hematology Clinical Trials program, the research team at the Bennett Cancer Center can access additional resources that can lead to an increased number of innovative studies being offered here for our patients. There are over 150 cancer patients currently receiving care on a clinical trial here at the Bennett Cancer Center and our goal is to triple that number with your help by 2017. Click here to view a list of current clinical trials.
Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development Fund
My wonderful wife Susan lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer in 2013. During our challenging journey together in the face of this terrible disease, we witnessed first-hand the invaluable work and compassionate care of Oncology Nurses. In Susan's loving memory and as a tribute to this critical "first line" of caregivers, I recently partnered with Stamford Hospital to establish a Summer Internship program for three rising senior undergraduate students from local nursing schools. In addition to training compassionate caregivers, Stamford Hospital and I are focused on assisting local nursing schools and the community.
Susan was an extraordinary mother, a loving and devoted wife, and a widely-admired and caring friend to many. In addition to being a successful businesswoman and a Master Gardener, she was also an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer.
The Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship at Stamford Hospital provides a comprehensive program to enable a student entering senior year of a local baccalaureate nursing program to acquire the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors to deliver safe, quality care that meets defined (organizational or professional society) standards of practice in a comprehensive cancer center setting under the preceptorship of an experienced registered nurse. The Fellowship will encompass organizational orientation, practice-based experience, and supplemental activities to promote continuing professional development in Oncology Nursing.
This Fellowship is being offered to qualified rising seniors from Sacred Heart University’s School of Nursing and Fairfield University’s School of Nursing. To be eligible for this Fellowship, a candidate must have successfully completed the fall junior year semester of a BSN program, have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and be in “good standing” status at their school.
Applications will include a detailed essay demonstrating applicant’s strong desire to practice in the oncology setting, Planetree ideology and enculturation of Stamford Hospital’s core values (e.g. teamwork, compassion, integrity, respect and accountability). Supplemental requirements will include official transcript and 2 letters of recommendation.
How Can You Help?
A little support can go a long way with you your help! The cost of one Summer Intern in this "resource development" program is $5400. Imagine the number of lives we can positively impact together by developing the next generation of much needed Oncology Nurses!
Thank you very much!
Fred Flynn and Family