NORWALK, CT – Warriors for a Cure is a Fairfield County team of mostly Wilton and Norwalk residents that has participated for the last four years in Alex’s Million Mile Run, raising money to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its pediatric cancer research work. Yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 16, Warriors for a Cure team leaders Jeff Snyder and David Pennino presented a check for $115,822 to Jay Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand.MORE
It’s tough to humble a guy who has run the Grand Canyon–twice. Or who ran a 34-mile trail in Iceland this past summer, all the while nursing a torn meniscus. But each September, when Wilton comes together to raise money to fight cancer as the Warriors for a Cure team under his leadership, Wilton resident Jeff Snyder is exactly that.
For the third year in a row, Wilton’s “Warriors for a Cure” was the number one team in the country, holding onto their title as the Top Fundraising Team in the nation for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation‘s "Million Mile Run/Walk/Bike" efforts against pediatric cancer. The team raised $73,183 throughout September.MORE
It’s incredible the lengths some people will go to in order to raise money and help an important charity effort.MORE
A team led by two Norwalk-based companies rallied together in the month of September to fight pediatric cancer by running 16,000 miles and raising $65,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.MORE
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of it's founder and creator, Alexandra "Alex" Scott—a cure for all children with cancer. When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure.MORE
In it's ninth year, Chance for Life is Washington's largest charity poker tournament event. More than 200 players will compete to win the grand prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. Last year's event alone brought in over $100,000. Since its inception in 2005, Chance for Life has raised nearly 1 million dollars for spinal cord tumor research.MORE
Do anything interesting this past weekend? Maybe fix things around the house, watch a football game, or perhaps go apple and pumpkin picking with the kids?