Drinking Beer Across Connecticut for Pediatric Cancer Research at Smilow

02/24/14

Drinking Beer Across Connecticut for Pediatric Cancer Research at Smilow

This year all money raised is going to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

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Channeling Cancer for Art at Yale's Smilow Hospital, With Stunning Results

02/10/14

Channeling Cancer for Art at Yale's Smilow Hospital, With Stunning Results

The fourth-floor corridor of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is perhaps one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It’s not only the main route taken to and from the parking garage by patients and staff, but it’s also a mini-art museum. These days, hanging on the hallway walls, is an exhibit, “Abstract Notes,” that is almost breathtaking for its simplicity and meaning. Ten people affected by cancer — nine patients and one family member — have painted pictures that express their deepest feelings about the impact of illness, and in some cases, the freedom of recovery. Working with teaching artist Nell Bernegger of Westport, a member of Westport Arts Center, the patients met for five two-hour sessions at the hospital, where they were...

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Connecticut Teen Sees Feeding Tube as Inspiration to, Well, Skydive

02/07/14

Connecticut Teen Sees Feeding Tube as Inspiration to, Well, Skydive

“Living with a tube doesn’t mean you can’t go do this. It just makes me want to do more--to prove to people that you can go skydiving with these tubes,” says Andrew Bodnar.

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Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

01/27/14

Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

On Jan. 30, Chester-based photographer Caryn B. Davis and her husband, Leif Nilsson, will host “Cocktails for a Cause” at the Leif Nilsson Gallery in Chester. All proceeds will be donated to Flashes of Hope.

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Emmy-Nominated Songwriter Hosting Competition to Aid Cancer Patients

01/27/14

Emmy-Nominated Songwriter Hosting Competition to Aid Cancer Patients

Jill Nesi is hosting the third “Can U Sing CT” competition. All proceeds will be donated to the Sunshine Foundation, which works to provide trips and activities for young cancer patients.

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