Stronger Women Challenge Gives Proceeds to Local Charities

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Rehabilitation, the Northwest Connecticut YMCA and Torrington Missfits Boot Camp held their 4th Annual Stronger Women-Stronger World 5K Obstacle Challenge this past summer raising over $7,000 for five local charities that serve women in northwest CT. The Susan B. Anthony Project, CHH’s Pink Rose Fund, The Sunrise Foundation, The Women and Girls Fund and the NWCT YMCA’s Young Women’s Sports Initiative each received a check for $1,408 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, Rehabilitation Manager at CHH/Race Organizer.

At this year’s event, 110 women participated in the event which was held August 5th at Northwestern Regional School District 7 in Winchester. The obstacles included natural terrain, climbing walls and hills, a tire run, hay bale hurdles, monkey bars and more, all of which challenged each participant. A special thank you to our Gold sponsor – The Rusty Nail and Grill, owned by Anthony Cannavo.

Event organizers (L to R) Ed Patterson of Missfits Bootcamp, Mandy Hill of CHH Rehabilitation Services, and Mat Montgomery of Torrington YMCA on hand to present the proceeds of the 2017 Stronger Women Challenge to recipients Gina Devaux of the Susan B Anthony Project, Barbara Dughi of the Women and Girls Fund, and Damaris Sierra of the CHH Pink Rose Fund. Not present was organizer Greg Brisco of Torrington YMCA and recipient Teresa Valentine of the Sunrise Foundation.

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