Teen Cancer America board members Maria Taylor and husband, Dr. Glenn Taylor, hosted ‘Cocktails for Cancer’ event in Southbury, CA at the Riverview Cinemas 8 & Playhouse to support TCA. Joined by honorary ambassadors and hosts, Rob and Sheri Moon Zombie, the event featured a unique raffle followed by a Q & A and screening of Cancer Rebellion, a documentary by TCA advocate and director, Hernan Barangan. The event raised a total of $52,000!
“It’s been great to see both Yale and Connecticut Children’s partnering with Teen Cancer America to develop their programs. And locally the outpouring of support from our small local community has been terrific,” said Dr. Glenn Taylor.
Young advocate Kayla was on hand to share her personal story as a young cancer survivor with Leukemia.
“I had an absolutely wonderful time at the event. It was such a well-planned fundraiser. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to speak a little bit about what it is like to be a young person with cancer and what it means to support others like me.”
Hernan Barangan had a chance to meet and talk with director/actor/musician, Rob Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie.
“The highlight of the night was meeting Rob and Sheri Moon Zombie. Seeing them both really made me feel like we’ve got the wind at our backs and we’re going to make a huge difference. When I was a teenager going through treatment, there was nobody talking about ‘teen issues’ with cancer. To see a huge group of people come together and benefit young people who have either dealt with or still facing cancer is incredible. It means so much to me.”
Teen Cancer America would like to thank all advocates, board members, supporters, and attendees for coming out to support this wonderful cause. We’re already looking forward to next year!
Thank you to Maria and Dr. Glenn Taylor for all your hard work and dedication to the charity! Also thank you to the supporters and sponsors of this event: Riverview Cinemas, Mercato Italian Kitchen & Bar, Hardcore Sweet, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hartnett, Post University, Klemm Real Estate Inc., Glenn Ufland and Associates, NOSS (Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, & Spine Specialists, PC), Dr. and Mrs. William Flynn, Claudine A. McHugh, Catalyst Training Gyms, Patti Taylor, Dana A. D’Angelo, Mr. and Mrs. Murray McHugh, Dave De Lotto, Rocco Arbitell, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Karnasciewicz, Shop Cathy B, Garden Scape LLC, Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, Dale Majoney and Dan Taranovich, Joseph Antonios, Good Hill Mechanical Services, Stockman/O’Connor Trial Attorneys, Sabit V. Salon, Russell Barton and Susie Stone, Connecticut Home Navigator, Trinity Health of New England/Saint Mary’s Hospital, Terry and Fred Clark, Ericson Insurance Advisors, Gerry and Kenneth Devino, 4 Corners Grocery Store, Blackwell Dental, Store Haus Inc., William Eveleth, Mrs. Carolyn and Marc Helderman, John Zinno Jr., Michael Friedman Orthodontics, Lantern Real Estate Advisors/Planners, Waterbury Health, Dobson Pools, William F. Flynn Jr. MD, Donald T. Ford Sr. & Son Pools LLC, Greco Inspections LLC, Mannicmedia, Newtown Savings Bank, Theresa LaRock,Sandra Rushbrook and Laura Lecor and Robin Lax.