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William B. Meyer, Inc. Volunteers Time at Reach for the Stars Event

After years of participating in the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Cycle of Life event, the William B. Meyer, Inc. team is excited to continue to lend their support through the new Reach for the Stars event. The Reach for the Stars event is an opportunity for children affected by cancer to fully enjoy their childhood. The Cycle of Life event has been renamed as Reach for the Stars and our team was excited to continue lending our time and support to this message and purpose.

The rain held off and It turned out to be a beautiful day on the first weekend of June in West Hartford, CT and the Meyer team was ready to help in any way they can. Team members, along with their friends and family, accounted for the majority of volunteers, totaling over 50 people.

Christina Gode, a member of our Order Fulfillment sales team, observed: “It was my first time participating in this event. I can’t imagine a more fun and appropriate way to celebrate life. All of the kids looked like they were having a fantastic time and I love that I was able to help make that happen.”

The carnival-themed event provided pediatric cancer survivors, patients, and their families a fun way to reconnect with their supporters and caregivers. Celebration was the defining theme of the day. Our team helped out at a variety of different venues, including bouncy houses, face painting, craft tables, raffles, field day activities, carnival games, and food stations.

“Our company has always looked for ways to support our local community. Through our work with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center we’re able to give back to a meaningful cause. The Reach for the Stars event is a great opportunity to have our team members get involved and help to support one of our long-standing customers,” notes Ted Kennedy, Vice President of Sales.

The event concluded with heartfelt speeches from parents of childhood cancer survivors who paid tribute to the extraordinary teams at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Dr. EIleen Gillan, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, of the Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group. Two scholarships in Dr. Gillan’s name were presented to former Connecticut Children’s Medical Center cancer survivors who are on their way to two or four year colleges.

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