Edgehill Staff and Residents Raise Money to Support Cancer Patients and Families
We are so proud of the five associates and ten residents who laced up their walking shoes on June 5—National Cancer Survivors Day—and participated in the Hope in Motion walk at the Stamford Nature Center!
The yearly event benefits the Stamford Health Bennett Cancer Center, raising funds to create “Moments of Hope” for the center’s 5,500 cancer patients and their families.
The perennial top fundraising team.
Edgehill residents and associates participate each year, and Edgehill has been the largest team contributor in Connecticut for the past five years. In 2022 alone, we raised $51,000 for the cause through donations and an on-campus fundraiser. Resident Joan Weisman was the top participant in this year’s event, raising more than $27,000.
The money goes toward free supportive services for cancer patients, including meals and exercise programs.
“The Walk changes the lives of both our cancer patients and their loved ones,” said a representative from the Bennett Cancer Center.
Fundraising efforts continue.
Overall, 500 walkers raised almost $400,000, but organizers are continuing their efforts in the hope of raising $500,000. If you would like to help, donations can be made at this link.
The Hope in Motion Walk has raised $17 million for the Bennet Cancer Center over the past 26 years.
Judging by the smiles on team members’ faces, patients are not the only ones who benefitted from the event: Participants prove that exercise can boost happiness, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment!