Join Me for Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk & Funding for Waterbury Nonprofits

April 12, 2024

I invite you to join me for a walk to learn more about prostate cancer this weekend in Waterbury. Please look below to find out when and where this event is taking place.

A couple of nonprofits in the 75th district are receiving state funds to improve their facilities. Keep scrolling to see which amazing organizations are getting major support for our community.

You have an opportunity to read new books, explore amazing libraries, and potentially win a $200 gift card. The Passports to Connecticut Libraries campaign is under way! You can find the entire list of participating libraries below including one in Waterbury.

You will find the following sections below:

  • Join Me for Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk
  • Funding for Waterbury Nonprofits
  • Passports to Connecticut Libraries
Join Me for Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk
Please join me on Saturday, April 13 for a prostate cancer awareness walk at Platt Park in beautiful Waterbury. The plan is to talk over coffee at 8 A.M. and then go for a walk on the trail where I can tell you what I've learned about prostate cancer since my diagnosis. I hope to see you there!
This event is part of a new campaign I'm taking part in to support Prostate Cancer Research, Inc. I'm walking 60 miles in April to improve my health and to raise money for the organization.
Click Here to Learn More and Donate
Funding for Waterbury Nonprofits

Two nonprofits in the 75th district are getting major financial support to better serve the people of our community. Waterbury Youth Services will receive $200,000 to improve its facilities, and Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury will receive $75,000 for an ADA ramp for its domestic violence shelter.
Waterbury Youth Services (WYS) helps young people learn skills to be more successful at home, in school, and in the community. WYS offers a variety of programs, such as mentoring, youth employment, and juvenile justice prevention. Their mission is to guide youth to discover their unique talents and potential.

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury provides crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their vision is a world where people live free from suffering. All services are confidential, free, and available 24/7.

The state is providing a total of $35.5 million in state grants to nonprofit providers around the state. The grants are coming from Connecticut’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The funds will support capital projects not typically reimbursed through other funding mechanisms. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Passports to Connecticut Libraries
Stop by your local library for an awesome campaign called Passport to Connecticut Libraries, which encourages everyone to read! Begin your journey by picking up a library passport at one of 150 participating libraries. Make sure to get it stamped before visiting other libraries and doing the same thing there. Each participant will receive a small gift at each new library.
You can grab your passport at Silas Bronson Library on Grand Street. CLICK HERE for a full list of participating libraries.
The campaign runs through Tuesday, April 30. The Connecticut Library Association will offer two adults and two children a $200 Visa gift card.