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Crafting Bracelets for a Cause! Fundraiser for Closer To Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital

  • Craftivate 172 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 USA (map)

Crafting bracelets for a cause!!! This is a fundraiser for the Closer to Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Join us at Craftivate for a raffle, light snacks, and fun crafting. For every $10 donation you will get to create a beaded bracelet to show your support for the Closer to Free Ride. Choose from a variety of meaningful colors to show your support for any specific type of cure you are hoping for.

In memory of my mother, Marylouise, who lost her fight with pancreatic cancer in October 2012, I am volunteering at the annual Closer to Free Ride. It will be my 6th year volunteering.

My mother was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2010 and was treated exclusively at Smilow Cancer Hospital. She recieved the height of care and was always treated with respect and dignity during the most difficult moments of her battle.

Though she is not a survivor, she gained two additional years that most pancreatic cancer patients are not blessed with. She was thankfully blessed with these two years due to the knowledgable doctors and cutting edge practices at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Her two years were filled with many joys and lasting memories for her family and friends. She was able to meet her first grandchild, Charles, who brought her so much joy. Her experience at Smilow has motivated me to do anything I can to support the invaluable work that occurs there on a daily basis.


Please support me this year as I take part in the Annual Closer to Free Ride as a volunteer on September 8, 2018! You can find me at the jersey tent for the duration of the Ride. Please stop by and say hi!

This year, I have committed to putting my best efforts forth to raise $5000.

Part of my story is featured in the linked Closer to Free Ride videos below. I shared my story shortly after having Eloise, my second child, who is named in honor of my mother. I hope that you will help me to reach my goal again this year. Every penny raised will help immensely. Check out the following videos where I share part of my story.

One hundred percent of the funds raised by Closer to Free Riders and Volunteers goes to research and patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. Funds raised previously have benefitted programs and initiatives including: Advanced Cell Therapy, Survivorship, and Funding Lab Start Ups.

Events like this give people hope for a cure. Please help support Smilow, a hospital that provides a culture of caring and strength that helps so many make it through the trials and tribulations of fighting cancer. I thank you in advance for your generous donations.

With Love,


There is no payment when you register to attend. 
All donations will be collected on the day of the fundraiser.
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Earlier Event: August 1
Later Event: September 18
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