I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits. I just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the fundraiser I took part in over the weekend. Although many donations I received were from direct family, I would say 80% came from Aetna employees!!!! I was able to raise over $1,300! Our event total for the day was over $20,000 thanks to members and family from Avon Fire Department, Bradley Airport Fire, Hartford Fire, and New Hartford Fire Department. The funds go directly to childhood cancer research grants.
Thanks again everyone. Have a great and safe day.
HARTFORD — Aetna’s Steve Matters will be going “under the shears” to raise money or children’s cancer research as part of a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.
According to the St. Baldrick’s website, “In the 1950s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 85% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure. St. Baldrick’s is the home of the head-shaving event. It’s an easy and fun way to raise money for a very serious cause—like a walkathon, but without the blisters.”
Steve writes, “I will be getting my beautiful hair completely shaved for this event. To donate a small amount or learn more about St. Baldrick’s you can visit and donate on my secure site at: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/603588.”