Tag Archives: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Is Your Heart Healthy? Find Out

Are you taking care of your health, your heart? How’s your diet, are you diabetic, are you a smoker? These are risk factors for heart disease. A lot of us ignore warning signs which can lead to a heart attack. Are you someone who should be scheduling a stress test? Symptoms of heart disease are different in men Read more…

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Building A Better Connecticut ~ Yale-New Haven Hospital Toy Closet Program

Network Connecticut is all about helping foster business, innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profits and everyday folks in our great southern New England state. SUBWAY jumped right on board with our mantra and wanted us to feature the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Every year SUBWAY gathers dozens and dozens of toys to help sick children. Read more…

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Get Your Potato Sack On For Cancer Research!

Hop to It! Deep River Snacks Brings Potato Sack Racing to the 5th annual Closer to Free Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital on September 12th — Local snack brand to sponsor potato sack racing festivities, bringing its charity-driven mission to life — Deep River Snacks, a leader in premium, natural and flavorful snacks, and the Read more…

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Collecting Toys For Children at Yale-Cornell Football Game ~ Sept 26

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 is Walter Camp Day at Yale Bowl and fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a free general admission ticket to the Yale-Cornell game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Every year the Walter Camp Football Foundation is kind enough to lend a helping hand to my Toy Closet Read more…

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Would You Like A Pink Flamingo? I Would!

This is from the owner of Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford, Connecticut. I happen to think this is a beautiful idea. Join Bill Van Wilgen in his fight against cancer and give him 10 bucks for a pink flamingo. He is helping so many people. Remember that Connecticut has an abundance of breast Read more…

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Ann Nyberg’s Toy Closet at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Childhood is fragile and a hospital stay can be scary and lonely. The Toy Closet Program is dedicated to helping. I started this program in 1993 for all children who would enter the hospital with the enormous help of the hospital auxiliary and Marjan Wackers. Since then, the program has proven to be an enduring success. It Read more…

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Connecticut Beer Tour For Charity

Todd Ruggere is on a mission to raise as much money as he can for cancer research and he’s doing it one beer at a time. This idea was hatched in Massachusetts and so for most of 2013 he marched all over the Commonwealth and had a beer in 351 towns. That included the islands Read more…

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Spartacus The Therapy Dog

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a pet than it is to a person, especially when it comes to children in distress. Brad Cole and his Akita named “Spartacus” went right to work on the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. They were first responders. Cole and his therapy dog parked themselves at Read more…

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Action News 8′s, Skip Church Creates “Dustin’s Place”

I left my friend, Skip Church so inspired after learning about, and seeing what he and his wife Colleen and a ton of volunteers have done with a camp they are calling “Dustin’s Place.” The slogan for Dustin’s Place is “where summer fun begins and life never ends.” For those of you who have been Read more…

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Toys for Children At Yale-New Haven Hospital

To watch the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital work is magical. I founded this program in 1993 and it is flourishing today because of countless volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary and others who continue to nurture it every day at the hospital to make sure sick children are taken care of. Recently I Read more…

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