GOPIO-CT Joins with Stamford Hospital Foundation to Raise Funds for Cancer Patients


Photo left: Some of the GOPIO-CT Walkathon participants at the Starting line, Photo right: Walkathon in progress

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Stamford, CT

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin – Connecticut Chapter (GOPIO-CT) has been participating to raise funds for Bennett Cancer Center of the Stamford Hospital. On Sunday, June 9th, GOPIO-CT participated in a walkathon at Stamford’s Mill River Park. The funds collected help cancer patients and their families during their stay at the Stamford Hospital. Funds are also used specifically for patient rides to and from treatment, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, and other services at no charge to patients at the Bennett Cancer Center.

GOPIO-CT was a sponsor of the event along with other corporations and non-profits. Each GOPIO-CT participant raised funds, individually also. The chapter has been participating in the event for the last 14 years. This year, GOPIO-CT donated over $5,000. The program was coordinated by GOPIO-CT Board member Anita Mathur.

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