Channeling Cancer for Art at Yale's Smilow Hospital, With Stunning Results

02/10/14

Channeling Cancer for Art at Yale's Smilow Hospital, With Stunning Results

The fourth-floor corridor of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is perhaps one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It’s not only the main route taken to and from the parking garage by patients and staff, but it’s also a mini-art museum. These days, hanging on the hallway walls, is an exhibit, “Abstract Notes,” that is almost breathtaking for its simplicity and meaning. Ten people affected by cancer — nine patients and one family member — have painted pictures that express their deepest feelings about the impact of illness, and in some cases, the freedom of recovery. Working with teaching artist Nell Bernegger of Westport, a member of Westport Arts Center, the patients met for five two-hour sessions at the hospital, where they were...

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Connecticut Teen Sees Feeding Tube as Inspiration to, Well, Skydive

02/07/14

Connecticut Teen Sees Feeding Tube as Inspiration to, Well, Skydive

“Living with a tube doesn’t mean you can’t go do this. It just makes me want to do more--to prove to people that you can go skydiving with these tubes,” says Andrew Bodnar.

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Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

01/27/14

Connecticut Gallery Helping Flashes of Hope Make Cancer Patients Look as Beautiful as They Are

On Jan. 30, Chester-based photographer Caryn B. Davis and her husband, Leif Nilsson, will host “Cocktails for a Cause” at the Leif Nilsson Gallery in Chester. All proceeds will be donated to Flashes of Hope.

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Emmy-Nominated Songwriter Hosting Competition to Aid Cancer Patients

01/27/14

Emmy-Nominated Songwriter Hosting Competition to Aid Cancer Patients

Jill Nesi is hosting the third “Can U Sing CT” competition. All proceeds will be donated to the Sunshine Foundation, which works to provide trips and activities for young cancer patients.

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Red Sox Nemesis Mookie Wilson Aiding Connecticut First Responders With Cancer

01/16/14

Red Sox Nemesis Mookie Wilson Aiding Connecticut First Responders With Cancer

The featured speaker at the St. Vincent’s event, being held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, is none other than Red Sox ultra-nemesis Mookie Wilson, the New York Mets centerfielder who hit the infamous ground ball in extra innings of game six of the 1986 World Series.

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