Bysiewicz, Stewart, Wyman Named Honorary Chairs for “RACE IN THE PARK”

Registration Underway to Support Breast Cancer Research and Education in Connecticut

The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CT BHI) is happy to announce Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and former Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman have been named as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2019 “RACE IN THE PARK.” CT BHI hosts this annual event on Mother’s Day weekend to raise money to advance education programs and breast cancer research in Connecticut.

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Early Bird Registration Opens for “RACE IN THE PARK,” Connecticut Breast Health Initiative Supports Research and Education in Connecticut

Early bird registration for the 2019 “RACE IN THE PARK” will open on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at a reduced price. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CT BHI) hosts this annual event, which will be held on May 11, 2019 to raise money to advance education programs and breast cancer research in Connecticut. During the past 15 years, the annual Mother’s Day weekend event has granted more than $3.75 million – 100% of money raised stays in Connecticut.

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Letters of Intent for Breast Cancer Research & Education Due Feb.1, 2019

Connecticut cancer researchers seeking grant funding from the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CT BHI) have until February 1 to submit formal letters of intent. The organization, which sponsors the RACE IN THE PARK statewide fundraising event annually each May in New Britain, has provided more than $3.75 million during the past 15 years to advance education programs and research initiatives in Connecticut.

"What's raised in Connecticut, stays in Connecticut," explains Joyce Bray, president of the CT BHI Board of Directors. "We are very proud of the tremendous support we continue to receive from sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants.

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Yale’s advance in breast cancer surgery to be tested in nationwide study

NEW HAVEN — Removing a small amount of extra tissue around a breast cancer tumor may keep a patient from having a recurrence of the cancer or of having to return to the operating table because not all of the malignant cells were removed in the first operation.

That’s the theory that’s being tested in a nationwide clinical trial sponsored by the Yale Cancer Center called SHAVE2. Dr. Anees Chagpar, assistant director of global oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and former director of the Breast Center, is the principal investigator.

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CT-BHI Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the CT Breast Health Initiative (CT-BHI) and its immensely popular fundraiser “Race in the Park”.

“My mother got breast cancer in the 60’s. I tried not to think about it until the junior league in town was looking for a fundraiser,” said Joyce Bray, board of Directors President of the CT-BHI. “We created the diagnostic health center at the hospital.”

Then “The Race in the Park” began. It lasted for 10 years and then the group broke away to become the CT-BHI.

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