To the Editor:
On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to extend my appreciation to the volunteer committee, as well as all who attended and supported the Relay For Life of Hamden/North Haven.
More than 350 people participated, raising more than $98,000 for the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy, and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that Hamden and North Haven communities are truly committed to the fight against cancer.
I want to applaud the 60 cancer survivors who participated in the opening lap and reception in their honor. They are the reason we continue the fight, because each year there can be more and more people living wonderful lives after a cancer diagnosis.
A special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success. We also appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, including Nelson Ambulance Service, Knights of Columbus Hamden Council, OneClickParty.com DJ Services, Rotary Club of Hamden, Griff’s Chicken Shack, Home Depot of North haven, Dunkin’ Donuts of Hamden, & Ashley’s Ice Cream. We also wish to extend a special thanks to our host site, Hamden High School, and all the Hamden Public School’s personnel who worked onsite throughout the event.
Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and remember it’s not too late to become involved with the American Cancer Society. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time helping patients and implementing programs here in Connecticut. For more information please call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Mary Kate Doherty
Area Director of Development, Relay For Life
American Cancer Society
38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854