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Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation April 30 Walk to Cure Rare Diseases

April 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation April 30 Walk to Cure Rare Diseases

The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation invites people of all ages to join its first-ever fundraising Walk to Cure Rare Diseases in memory of Connecticut’s beloved news anchor, Denise D’Ascenzo. The two-mile health walk will step off on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. on Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel campus in Hamden, Connecticut, with part of the proceeds to be donated to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

The flat walk course winds through the picturesque Quinnipiac University campus, beginning and ending at the school’s recreation center. This event will offer something for the entire family. Participants and spectators will enjoy food and beverages. Numerous kids’ activities including carnival games, balloon animals, bubbles, and magic will start at 9 a.m.  and can be enjoyed throughout the event. WFSB Channel 3’s Kara Sundlun and WTNH-TV 8’s Dennis House will emcee the event.

You can register to walk in-person or virtually. Participants are encouraged to raise funds from friends and associates or donate to The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation which will donate part of the event’s proceeds to NORD. Awards will be presented to the top fundraisers. Email jody@jbsports.com to learn more about fundraising.

Sign up now to register, sponsor, donate or raise funds for the April 30th event.
To register and get full information, go to thedenisefoundation.com or runsignup.com/Race/CT/Hamden/DeniseDAscenzoWalk

Event sponsors include: Bangladesh Bhaban Center; Estate Solutions; Goodco Painting; Hilltop Gallery; Kaplan Enterprises Builders and Developers; Marino, Zabel and Schellenberg; NFW Associates; Premier Auto Group, Thimble Island Brewing Company, and Philip Quinn – Medium and Life Coach.

The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to continue Denise’s legacy of love and kindness by supporting advances in medicine and health, women’s and children’s issues, and journalism studies. The Foundation was established shortly after the broadcaster’s sudden death in December 2019. Since then, the Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation has raised funds for community donations, including Hartford Hospital workers in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare as part of Connecticut’s Millions of Meals campaign, and Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children & Families in Windsor, among others. For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.thedenisefoundation.com.


April 6, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Quinnipiac University Mount Carmel campus
275 Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518 United States
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