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Fairfield County Field Hockey Association Donates to Danbury Hospital’s Praxair Cancer Center

By Western Connecticut Health Network

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DANBURY, CT - Representatives from the Fairfield County Field Hockey Association, which included Danbury, Darien, Tabor and Westhill High School Field Hockey teams and Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Redding/Easton, Ridgefield, Trumbull, Westport, and Wilton Youth Field Hockey Teams, presented a check for $2,805 to the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation on Monday, January 20, 2014. Funds raised came from Play for the Cure (Play for Pink) activities and events that were conducted by the field hockey teams during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to benefit the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital.

The Fairfield County Field Hockey Association Play for the Cure (Play for Pink) fundraising activities included games, jamborees, bake sales, and wearing, selling, and buying pink for the cause t-shirts. “All would agree that we love the games, competition and fun as well as supporting a cause very close to our hearts,” said Kelly Vegliante, Director of the Fairfield County Field Hockey Association. Chief Development Officer Grace Linhard said “we are grateful to the Fairfield County Field Hockey Association for their for their thoughtfulness and generosity by conducting the creative and fun-filled Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising events to benefit breast cancer support programs and services for our patients.”

As a result of their efforts, the Fairfield County Field Hockey Association has been inducted into the Western Connecticut Health Network Kids Care Club at Danbury Hospital, a philanthropic organization for children and young adults under the age of 18.

For more information on the Kids Care Club, please call the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation office at 203-739-7227.

About The Kids Care Club

The Kids Care Club at Western Connecticut Health Network encourages children under the age of 18 to make donations in support of pediatric programs and services at Danbury Hospital and/or New Milford Hospital. Donations help purchase toys, videos/movies, video games and systems, and more to make children’s hospital stays more comfortable. Children raise funds in many ways, including: asking friends and family for donations; organizing penny drives, lemonade stands, or other events; raising funds in lieu of birthday gifts; or donating a portion of their allowance.

About the “New” Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, Norwalk Hospital Foundation, and other affiliates.

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