SPIROL International Corporation, a global manufacturer headquartered in Danielson, Connecticut, has pledged to support the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) in the company’s 2019 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 $1.2 million has been raised for the Fund since its inception in 1989.
On Wednesday, December 19, SPIROL employees presented Anne Diamond, President and CEO of Day Kimball Healthcare and Kristen Willis, Director of Development with their first collection of $2,736.
“We are honored that SPIROL has chosen the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts,” said Anne Diamond. “Together we can work to ensure that no one in Northeast Connecticut goes without cancer screening or treatment because of the cost.”
SPIROL has a long history of corporate social responsibility and giving. A major area of humanitarian interest for the international company is supporting cancer care and patients locally. Thanks to the community involvement and beneficence of its employees SPIROL makes ongoing investments in the community, participating in events like the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to raise much needed funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Since participating in its first Relay for Life over 15 years ago, SPIROL has raised over $78,000 to support education and prevention initiatives, groundbreaking cancer research, and critical patient care services.
“SPIROL is firmly committed to giving back to our communities and being a strong corporate citizen, and it is an honor to team up with the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH,” said Jeff Koehl, SPIROL International Corp Chairmen. “We could not do any of this without the support and efforts of our outstanding employees and we look forward to our fundraising partnership with Day Kimball Healthcare.”
In addition to designating the company’s annual employee giving campaign to the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, employees will raise money by hosting various philanthropic events throughout the year. The company has also committed to participating in DKH sponsored fundraising events to further benefit the Fund.
DKH’s annual fundraising events are spread throughout the year and include a 5K Walk and Run, wine tasting, classic car and motorcycle cruise, and local celebrity bartender and ice cream scooper nights. These events have fostered important community ties among those who have been touched by cancer as well as those at Day Kimball who care for them. A team of SPIROL employees will first join DKH in its annual Cruisin’ for Cancer Guest Bartender Night to be held on March 28 at the Black Dog Bar & Grille.
“We’re so pleased and proud to have had a long-standing relationship with SPIROL as a corporate and community partner who has supported Day Kimball through decades of caring for our community,” said Kristen Willis. “It is wonderful to see such a deeply embedded culture of community service and giving within the company, and how it is reflected in the efforts of its employees who have already made an impact on the NE CT Cancer Fund in just a few short months. Day Kimball is not only fortunate to have the generosity of the SPIROL staff, but the energy and enthusiasm they bring with them in supporting cancer care for their friends and neighbors.”
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH depends on the support and philanthropy of businesses like SPIROL and people in the community it serves. For more information about the Fund visit daykimball.org/cancercare or contact the DKH Development office at 860-928-7141.
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r:) Tara Meinck, Product Sales Engineer and Matthew Bartlett, Manufacturing Manager of SPIROL International Corporation present DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond and DKH Director of Development, Kristen Willis with a donation of $2,736 at Day Kimball Hospital on Wednesday, December 19.