WEST HARTFORD, CT - Risa Becker is best known as the prominent co-owner of Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in West Hartford. Tragically, she is now also one of the 14,000 women who have died of ovarian cancer in the United States. Risa lived to see “Team Becker” raise over $10,000 at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s 4th Annual Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Run and Walk this past Saturday, September 7th at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
Through her treatment for ovarian cancer and a subsequent brain tumor, Risa found the strength to form the fundraising team to aid research and care of patients here in Connecticut. She was the top individual fundraiser for the NOCC Walk and Team Becker was the highest donation-generating group for the event.
“Risa was a determined, strong woman who inspired all of us. She fought cancer any way she could, which included tirelessly fundraising for cancer research,” said her husband of 46 years, Paul Becker. “Risa will be forever in our hearts and her spirit will be a source of strength and a blessing for all those who shared life with her.”
The upcoming Becker’s Jewelry 35th business anniversary next month will be dedicated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-CT Chapter and the CT Brain Tumor Alliance. Supporters can donate at Connecticut@ovarian.org or call 860.292.0729.
Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has served the Connecticut community by offering exceptional values on its merchandise, while building trust and integrity. In 2001, the organization became a Charter Member of Leading Jewelers of the World. Learn more by visiting www.beckers.com