CHH Forms Team For Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Community members, friends, family and employees of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) have joined together to create a team “Charlotte’s Angels” to support The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure taking place in Bushnell Park in Hartford on Saturday June 1, 2013.

Thanks to Komen, CT community grants, CHH established The Pink Rose Program in 1996. The program and fund provides education, outreach and free breast screening services to dozens of women in LitchfieldCounty each year. 

To join the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital team or to donate to the team go to www.komenct.org and select Race for the Cure (Hartford Race), join existing team “Charlotte’s Angels” and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on team name.  Or for more information call the 2013 Team Captain Marie McFadden at 860-496-6513.

Seventy-five percent of the funds raised by Komen CT’s  Race for the Cure remain in Connecticut, and are invested in local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs across the state. The remaining twenty-five percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for breast cancer. None of these funds support Komen National.

Connecticut has the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States. That is why the work of Komen Connecticut is so vital right here in our community, making a critical difference in the lives of women says CHH Pink Rose Program Project Director Leslie Handelman.  

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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