News Release

March 12, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Photo: Bowl-a-thon Raises More Than $10K to Fight Cancer

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A charity organization created in memory of a South Windsor man who died of cancer recently donated $10,750 to the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. Not long after Gil Rogers lost his battle with esophageal cancer last August, his family established No More Fathers Lost and held a bowling fundraiser at Laurel Lanes in Plainville.

Caption: Dr. Molly Brewer of the UConn Health Center accepts a donation from No More Fathers Lost, a charity organization formed in memory of a South Windsor man who died of esophageal cancer last year. The inaugural Gil Rogers Memorial Bowl-a-thon raised nearly $6,000 for UConn’s Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Parker Hannifin Corp. made a $5,000 matching contribution. Presenting the check are (from left) Rae Dastoli of Parker Hannifin’s New Britain division and Katy Verenau, Gil Rogers III and Steve Rogers of No More Fathers Lost.

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