Thanks to everyone who made event a ‘Classic’

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

The Connecticut Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would like to send out a big thank-you to all those who helped make the Hawaiian-themed Pineapple Classic 5K with obstacles such a huge success this year.

The event was held on May 18 at the Greenwich Polo Club, just days after Prince Harry was there. We had more than 950 participants and raised $160,000 toward blood cancer research and patient services.

Putting on an event like this takes a lot of support. We would like to begin by saying a huge thank-you to our presenting sponsor, WebMD Health Foundation. And the Pineapple Classic just wouldn’t be the same without pineapples — so we would like to send a big thank-you to Fairway Market of Stamford for coming through and donating 300 pineapples, and another to Davenport Contracting for making and donating most of the obstacles.

We are so grateful for all of our supporters. Thank you to the Greenwich Polo Club, Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Campus, Connecticut Information Security, Interstate Lumber, the Noble family, Pepsico, Creative Catering, Aurora Photography, The TD Band, Serendipity Magazine, Greenwich Track Club, GreenwichGirl Blog, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WSHU Public Radio, Hearst Media, The Daily Voice, The Banksville Fire Department, Ceci Brothers, Independent Refuse, Banksville Lawn Equipment, Mavis Tires, REI of Norwalk and Pinkberry on Greenwich Avenue.

And thank you to everyone who came out to run and fund raise. It was a great event.

Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, every 10 minutes someone loses their life. More than one million Americans are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. For more information or to get involved call 203-665-1400 or visit


Barbara Lovely

The author is the campaign assistant for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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