Stronger Women Challenge Gives Proceeds to Local Charities

Stronger Women 15(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Rehabilitation, the Northwest Connecticut YMCA and Torrington Missfits Boot Camp held their 2nd Annual Stronger Women-Stronger World 5K Obstacle Challenge this past summer raising $8,760 for four local charities that serve women in northwest CT. The Susan B. Anthony Project, CHH’s Pink Rose Fund, The Women and Girls Fund and the NWCT YMCA’s Young Women’s Sports Initiative each recently received a check for $2,190 to support their programs.

“Our goal for this event was to empower women to be better and stronger than they ever thought they could be and to raise funds to help support women in our community. 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 Rehabilitation at CHH/Race Organizer.

At this year’s event, 216 women registered for this event which was held this past summer 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 Charles J Calder Jr., Acceleron Inc., Litchfield Woods HCC, Valerie Manor HCC, All About You! Home Care Services and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

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(LtoR) Event Organizers Ed Patterson of Torrington Missfits and Mandy Hill of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, and Mat Montgomery of NWCT YMCA, offer donations to Ellen Ebbs Executive Board Member of the Women and Girls Fund, Greg Brisco Director of NWCT YMCA Young Women’s Sports Initiative, Barbara Dughi Chairperson of the Wom-en and Girls Fund, Susan B. Anthony representative Gina Devaux and CHH Pink Rose Fund Outreach Coordinator Damaris Sierra.

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