Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) announced that SPIROL International Corporation, a global manufacturer headquartered in Danielson, Connecticut, pledged to support the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH in the company’s 2019 fiscal year.
At SPIROL’s annual employee picnic held October 4, its fundraising team announced the results of its pledge which totaled $15,000. In addition to designating the company’s annual employee giving campaign to the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, the team raised money by hosting various philanthropic events throughout the year.
The team also participated in DKH sponsored fundraising events to further benefit the Fund as well as the DKH Oncology Department which included: DKH’s 125th anniversary kick-off celebration, DKH Wine Tasting, Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Guest Bartender Night, Cruisin’ for Cancer Motorcycle & Car Cruise, Paddle for a Cure, and the NECT Cancer Fund Walk & Race.
As part of the fundraising initiatives, SPIROL supported the hard work of its employees by contributing $5,000 as the corporate presenting sponsor of the 2019 NECT Cancer Fund Walk & Race.
“We are deeply grateful to SPIROL and its employees for their generous contribution to the health and well-being of those in the communities that both our organizations serve,” said DKH Director of Development, Kristen Willis. “Since the NECT Cancer Fund of DKH was established, it has always been about the community coming together to support our neighbors in a time of need. SPIROL shares that vision and it is reflected in the efforts of its employees who have made a significant impact on the NECT Cancer Fund. Day Kimball is not only fortunate to have a longstanding relationship with SPIROL, but the energy and enthusiasm its staff bring with them in supporting cancer care in our community.”
“It has been a pleasure for SPIROL to work with the team at Day Kimball Hospital over the past year,” said SPIROL Manufacturing Manager and chairperson of employee giving, Matt Bartlett. “Our ability to not only contribute funds but to participate in fundraising events for the NECT Cancer Fund of DKH has proven to be a positive relationship that is both fun and productive with results that are having a great impact on our immediate community.”
The SPIROL team has once again pledged to support the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH for the company’s 2020 fiscal year.
Originally founded by a local family in honor of a loved one lost too soon to breast cancer, today the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH provides financial assistance to more than 200 neighbors in need each year. Assistance is used to help pay for cancer-related screening and treatment services to individuals living in Northeast Connecticut who otherwise may not have the financial resources to access needed medical care. Through charitable contributions of local businesses, community members, and various philanthropic events, more than $1.3 million has been raised for the Fund since its inception in 1989.
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH depends on the support and philanthropy of businesses like SPIROL and people in the community it serves.
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r): SPIROL Fundraising Team Members Tim Thorstenson, Nicole LaVergne, and Eric Champagne; DKH Interim President, Joseph Adiletta; DKH Director of Development, Kristen Willis; and SPIROL Fundraising Team Members Matt Bartlett, Nicole Audet, and Ben Zern. SPIROL Team Members not present include Peggy Snow and Tara Meinck-Swan.