Pratt & Whitney Employees Raise More Than $17,000 for Cancer Programs, Research During Annual Race for the Cure
Nearly 200 Pratt & Whitney employees and their family members and friends participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 1. The event was once again held at Hartford's Bushnell Park, where approximately 3,000 runners and walkers gathered to take part in the 5K race, the Kids K and Short Run as well as Pratt & Whitney-sponsored 4K and 1.5K walks.
The first over the finish line in the main 5K event was 51-year-old Chris Chisoim of Farmington, with an impressive finish time of 17:01.50. Pratt & Whitney runners did well, too, with Christopher Mazella being the first of its employees to reach the finish line with a time of 22:36.20. Mazella was followed by Andrew MacTaggart at 24:43.97, Timothy Gaudet at 26:25.46 and Brian Hines with 27:51.72.
Besides the runners and walkers, many volunteers from Pratt & Whitney were on hand during the event. While V2500 MRO Manager Cindy Adelman coordinated the event, others were busy in the cordoned-off VIP Village section of Bushnell Park, handing out team T-shirts and providing participants with water, snacks and ice packs, which were much appreciated in the 90-plus degree weather. Pratt & Whitney's Screamin' Eagles Jazz Band was a featured attraction during the festivities, as well.
Seventy-five percent of Komen Connecticut's net revenue supports local breast health programs across Connecticut, and the remaining 25 percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for breast cancer. None of the money raised in Connecticut goes to support the Komen national administration.
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