Connecticut Cancer Foundation Holds 34th Annual Celebrity Dinner & Memorabilia Auction at Mohegan Sun


Appearances include Hall of Famer Johnny Bench and NY Yankees All-Stars Chris Chambliss, Willie Randolph & Graig Nettles

 UNCASVILLE, CT (February 2, 2022) – The Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CCF) has scheduled their annual fundraising event, the 34th Annual Celebrity Dinner and Memorabilia Auction for Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Uncas Ballroom. This year’s “WIN” Dinner will highlight CCF’s connection to baseball, akin to rounding the bases of cancer and coming home for a WIN against cancer. Featuring NY Yankee All-Stars Chris Chambliss at 1st base (cancer diagnosis), Willie Randolph at 2nd base (cancer treatment), Graig Nettles at 3rd base (financial hardship) and striving for home plate for a “WIN” against cancer – Hall of Famer Johnny Bench! All played in the 1976 World Series! Emcee Bobby Valentine, former MLB player and manager, will add his flair and baseball expertise to this spectacular sports program.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and packages include access to a VIP cocktail reception with celebrities, recognition as a sponsor and more. Guests interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Jane Ellis at Individual tickets are also available starting at $1000.

CCF was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, a former catcher for the New York Yankees and cancer survivor to financially assist Connecticut cancer patients and their families and fund cancer research. For the past 34 years, through its CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program, CCF has granted over $7 million to more than 8,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often follows a cancer diagnosis. In addition, CCF has donated more than $2.5 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

NO ONE PLANS FOR CANCER! Here at CCF, we believe that no one should have to worry about a  roof over their heads, lights on and food on the table while battling cancer. CCF aids with everyday living expenses, rent/mortgage payments, utilities, medical co-pays, food, medications and more. This financial assistance helps patients maintain their dignity and lessens the stress that may inhibit their treatment and recovery. The goal is to never turn any family away and increase the grant amount to each family.

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