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Family Centers and Toyota of Stamford team up

By Family Centers

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On Saturday, Dec. 8, Family Centers and Toyota of Stamford have planned a holiday fundraising event sure to get your heart racing. To help raise funds to purchase holiday gifts and basic living necessities for Fairfield County’s neediest families, members of Family Centers’ Associate Board will join Toyota of Stamford employees and members of the community in a marathon relay.

Beginning at noon at Toyota of Stamford, located at 20 Myrtle Ave. in Stamford, teams of runners will take to the several treadmills set up in the dealership’s showroom to tackle the 26.2 mile marathon distance.

Fitness professionals from The Training Floor in Stamford will be on hand to provide participants and attendees with body fat screenings, heart rate monitoring and fitness instruction. Melt Mobile will also sell their famous grilled cheese sandwiches, with 10 percent benefiting the “Miracle on Myrtle”.

Runners are currently soliciting pledges, which can be made securely online at All funds raised will benefit Toyota of Stamford’s annual “Miracle on Myrtle” holiday gift drive. This year, the program will benefit families assisted by Family Centers.

Those interested in starting a team or running on an existing team should contact Bill Brucker at or 203-869-4848.

Casey’s Tavern, located at 85 Woodside St. in Stamford, will host a post-relay party beginning at 6 p.m. Bottomless cups of Miller Lite will be on sale for $5, with all proceeds benefitting the “Miracle on Myrtle”. The event will also feature a 50/50 drawing and live music.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,700 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit for additional information.

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