I am taking part in the 22nd annual Hope in Motion (Walk, Run & Ride – Blooming Metric) event on Sunday, June 2, 2019 to raise funds to support Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center which is celebrating its 27th Anniversary. I have also registered to ride the Blooming Metric on Sunday June 9th on my mountain bike.
It is hard to believe 15 years have passed since my last chemo treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I was reminded of a story when I was going through my treatment and my youngest son who at the time was three and a half was with his grand parents who had taken him to a toy store. As they wandered down the aisles checking out all the various toys he suddenly stopped at a small workbench and started exploring the different tools. When his grandparents asked him if they could buy it for him and he looked at them and said only if it will fix dad. The story still brings a tear to my eyes and reminds me how helpless loved ones around you can feel during a times like this and my goal is raise money for below and to minimize the impact of the process for the patient and their loved ones.
The Bennett Cancer Center is accredited as a “Teaching Hospital Cancer Program” by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This is the highest designation available to a community hospital.
The center treats over 1,000 new patients each year. Cancer treatment is expensive and our goal is to improve the patient's quality-of-life with the programs offered by the Bennett Cancer Center. With your help we hope to raise over a $1,000,000 at this year's event.
It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below. Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up and really makes a difference in people’s lives now and in the future!