The Day Kimball Healthcare Foundation held their Cruise, BBQ & Brew Motorcycle and Car Cruise on Sunday, August 27, and raised over $25,800 to benefit the NECT Cancer Fund of DKH.
More than 250 participants joined in for memorial laps around the Thompson Speedway’s 1.7 mile course, followed by a scenic ride that covered over 40 miles throughout beautiful Northeast Connecticut. This year’s event concluded at the Black Dog Bar and Grille in Putnam where participants convened for a delicious BBQ lunch and entertainment by country singer Nick Casey.
This 19th annual event allows riders to commemorate their loved ones by including their name in a special memorial tribute during memorial laps at the track, and many joined in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one. Proceeds from the event provide financial assistance for vital cancer-related screening and treatment services to those battling cancer in our community who otherwise may not have the financial resources to pay for needed medical care.
This event was organized by DKH’s Cruisin’ for Cancer Care Committee, DKH and community volunteers, and members of SPIROL International’s employee fundraising team. Sponsors for this year’s event included: presenting sponsors SPIROL International, WIN Waste Innovations, and Centreville Bank; platinum sponsor Linemaster Switch; gold sponsor Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors; silver sponsors Heritage Valley Ford and Gerardi Insurance; bronze sponsor Northeastern CT Healthcare Credit Union, and host sponsors Thompson Speedway and the Black Dog Bar & Grille.
Thanks to the generosity of the participants, donors, sponsors, and community partners who have supported this event, over $211,800 has been contributed to the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH to date. To learn more about the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, visit daykimball.org/nectcancerfund.
Photo Caption: Kristen Willis, Director of Development at DKH (center) with event volunteers and members of SPIROL’s fundraising team (left to right) Will Greene IV, Matthew Bartlett, Tara Meinck Swan and Nicole Caron.