Stronger Women Challenge Awards Proceeds to Local Charities

(LtoR) NW CT YMCA Young Women’s Sports Initiative Director Greg Brisco, Event Organizer Mat Montgomery of NWCT YMCA, CHH Cardiac Rehab/Go Red for Women- Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation Jennifer Haley, Event Organizer Mandy Hill of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Susan B. Anthony representative Gina Devaux, Event Organizer Ed Patterson of Torrington Missfits, and CHH Pink Rose Fund Outreach Coordinator Damaris Sierra.

(LtoR) NW CT YMCA Young Women’s Sports Initiative Director Greg Brisco, Event Organizer Mat Montgomery of NWCT YMCA, CHH Cardiac Rehab/Go Red for Women- Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation Jennifer Haley, Event Organizer Mandy Hill of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Susan B. Anthony representative Gina Devaux, Event Organizer Ed Patterson of Torrington Missfits, and CHH Pink Rose Fund Outreach Coordinator Damaris Sierra.

(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH), the Northwest Connecticut YMCA and Torrington Missfits Boot Camp’s First Annual Stronger Women-Stronger World 5K Obstacle Challenge distributed $5,400 of proceeds to four local charities that serve women in northwest CT.

 The Susan B. Anthony Project, CHH’s Pink Rose Fund and CHH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation’s “Go Red for Women” initiative, and the NWCT YMCA’s Young Women’s Sports Initiative all received a check for $1,350 each to support their programs.  

 “Our goal for this event was to help empower women to be better and stronger than they ever thought they could be.  We are grateful to our participants, volunteers and sponsors who helped us present an opportunity to have women helping women in Northwest Connecticut” says Mandy Hill, Director of CHH Rehabilitation and CHH/Race Organizer.

The event which attracted 112 women participants was held Saturday, August 2nd at Northwestern Regional School District 7 in Winchester. The obstacles included natural terrain, climbing walls and hills, a tire run, hay bale hurdles and more, all of which challenged each participant. Major sponsors included Acceleron, Litchfield Woods HCC, Valerie Manor HCC, and Dr. William Rieger, DDS.

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