To The Editor:
On Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 11, New Britain’s iconic Walnut Hill Park will once again host the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park, attracting thousands of residents, runners, walks, visitors, and survivors to our community.
It is estimated that nearly 3,500 women in Connecticut will be diagnosed with a new case of breast cancer this year. With early detection, five year survivor rates are over 98 percent, thanks to the amazing work that the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative undertakes, including educational programming and breast cancer research.
I hope you will join me in participating by signing up for a 5K run, 4K walk, 1 mile walk, or the children’s walk.
Form a team, host a fundraiser, or become a sponsor-there are many ways to get involved! For more information on these options, visit ctbhi.org or call 860-827-7103. Members of New Britain City Hall, including our Police and Fire Departments, will have teams participating in the event.
This organization is one that is close to my heart, as I’ve been involved with it since 2004 and I am proud to be an Honorary Chair of this year’s event.
Over the last 15 years, more than $3.75 million in funds has been raised from this event. One-hundred percent of all the proceeds have stayed right here in Connecticut, supporting the quality of life for those dealing with cancer and supporting cutting edge research at local institutions like the Hospital of Central Connecticut, UConn Health Center, and Yale University.
Don’t forget you can register online at www.ctbhi.org
Come help us cheer on the survivors and join me in finding the next breakthrough so we can be that much closer to finding a cure!
Mayor Erin E. Stewart
2019 Honorary Race in the Park Chair