Why It Matters


“Breast cancer has directly affected my family and being involved in an organization that provides grants that fund research in Connecticut is a cause that is important to me. I’ve been on the board of CT BHI for two years. I really enjoy the Race in the Park and seeing so many people rally together and raising money for our cause. The feeling in the park on Race Day is one of profound hope and strength; amidst the sea of pink,   survivors and supporters.  It’s been an honor to be a part of CT BHI and I look forward to many more years.

- Ned Troup



I volunteer for CT BHI because of my sister-in-law, Kathryn Messier Cagianello, who lost her battle with breast cancer on November 19, 1996. Kathy invited me to walk with her in 1995. It was such an uplifting event that I decided to volunteer after that RACE. I have been volunteering ever since then. Kathy’s children and husband have also volunteered over the years.

- Joanne Bozadjian



“I’m involved with CT BHI because I am passionate about the cause. We have had several family members who have been diagnosed in the past, as well as survivors. My family and I volunteer yearly and are involved because it is close to our hearts.”

- Alyson Caron


Share why the work of the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative and the RACE IN THE PARK matter to you. Send a few sentences to info@ctbhi.org. We’ll post some of your comments on our website. Thank you so much for your continued support.