More than $10,500 was raised for the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH at Day Kimball Healthcare’s annual “Cruisin’ for Cancer Care” Guest Bartender Night at the Black Dog Bar & Grille on Thursday, March 28. The fund provides financial assistance for cancer-related screening and treatment services to individuals living in Northeast Connecticut who otherwise may not have the financial resources to pay for needed medical care.
DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond, who was in attendance at the event and also served as one of the guest bartenders, said “The impact of the community’s generosity at this event benefitting the health and welfare of our neighbors in need will be immeasurable. I continue to be amazed and inspired by the way the communities of Northeast Connecticut come together to support one another and the organizations that are important to them. We couldn’t be more grateful to clearly be one of those organizations.”
DKH Director of Development Kristen Willis echoed Diamond’s sentiments. “The turnout and generosity was absolutely amazing. We’re so grateful to everyone who came out to support the event, as well as to our very generous and enthusiastic guest bartending teams, and to Craig Gates and the staff at the Black Dog Bar & Grille for being such gracious hosts,” she said.
The guest bartending teams included:
the bankHometown team including Jo-Ann Chenail, Norma Collins, Monique Mailloux and Maria Thomas;
the Putnam Lions Club team including Mel Casio, Steve and Leia Faucher and Romeo Blackmar;
the Putnam Ford team including Jake Dykeman, Rick Place, Danny Goyette, Dave Pomes and Mike Castonguay;
the DKH Oncology team including Dr. Alfred Cretella, Rose Cretella, Carolina Starr-Manning, Sharon Laurito, Michelle Donahue, Kathy Hayes, Vanmaly Sangasy, Denise Spirito, Katherine Tartaglia, Crystal Auger, Megan Belanger, Lauren King, Jody Peltier, Megan Herrick, Marissa Marwell and Amanda Miller;
the WINY Radio team including Gary Osbrey, Earl Rosebrooks, Jeff Rawson and Rick Hayes;
the Gates GMC Buick Nissan team featuring Craig Gates, Denny Gates, Mark Dexter and Tom Borner;
the DKH Diagnostic Imaging team including Anthony Osborn, Brenda Houghton, Christine Harpin, Debra Millette, Melissa Ellis and Roxanne Davidson;
and the DKH "Top Dogs" team including Anne Diamond, Joseph Adiletta, John O’Keefe, Greg Harubin, Bob Andrews, and Mike Trudeau.