Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cheers for the new St. Ray's cancer center

Shown in the photo are, l to r, Marjorie Clark, Hamden PTA Council president; Nancy Torello, Hamden Lights for Life tri-chair; Hamden Mayor Craig Henrici; Henry Candido, Hamden Lights for Life tri-chair and fire commissioner; Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz; and Chris Wilson, Hamden Lights for Life tri-chair and the Hamden High School Cheerleaders coach.

NEW HAVEN - Hamden Lights for Life, a public event to support construction of Saint Raphael’s new Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Center – Hamden Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, at Meadowbrook Park. The rain date is Oct. 5.
United Illuminating is the sponsor and the Hamden High School Cheerleaders are organizers. The event will begin by lighting the luminaria, which are for sale for $5 each, at 6:30 p.m., followed by music and a speaking program. Luminaria are created by placing a candle inside a paper bag, which can be personalized with a message by the donor.

Often, the luminaria are used to pay tribute to a loved one who has died of cancer, or celebrate a cancer survivor, organizers said.
“As the superintendent of Hamden Public Schools, I am pleased to be part of a dynamic and diverse community,” said Fran Rabinowitz. “I am strongly committed to challenging each student to reach his or her potential and to become productive, responsible and ethical citizens. I am proud of the community involvement our students and PTAs are demonstrating through the Hamden Lights for Life to benefit the Father Michael J. McGivney Cancer Center - Hamden Campus.”
Luminaria can be reserved by contacting the Saint Raphael Foundation at (203) 789-3242, visiting, or dropping off contributions to Hamden Lights for Life, c/o TD Banknorth at 2995 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Luminara also can be purchased at Joiya Day Spa, Weed’s CafĂ©, the Tymes Restaurant, Laurelview Country Club Golf Pro Shop, Clarion Hotel, AT&T Crossroads, Harborside Healthcare – Arden House, and the following schools: Ridge Hill, Spring Glen, Church Street, Shepherd Glen, Dunbar Hill, Helen Street, West Woods, Bear Path, Hamden Middle and Hamden High.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful event, I hope ALL will come out and support the cheerleaders who give soooo much of their time to help others.

Doctor said...

Glad to see Hamden is the place St. Raphaels Chose to build the new cancer center.

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