The Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation's Walk to Cure Rare Diseases!

Photo: The Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation

The Denise D'Ascenzo Foundation invites people of all ages to join its first-ever fundraising walk in memory of Connecticut’s beloved news anchor, Denise D’Ascenzo.

The two-mile health walk will step off on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. on Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel campus in Hamden, Conn., with part of the proceeds to be donated to the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD).

The flat walk course winds through the picturesque Quinnipiac University campus, beginning and ending at the school’s recreation center. This event will offer something for the whole family. Participants and spectators will enjoy food and beverages. Numerous kids’ activities will start at 9 a.m.

You can register to walk in-person or virtually. Participants are encouraged to raise funds from friends and associates or donate to The Denise D’Ascenzo Foundation which will donate part of the event’s proceeds to NORD. Raise $200 or more and receive a complimentary walk entry! Awards will be presented to the top fundraisers. Email to learn more about fundraising.

Sign up now to register, sponsor, donate or raise funds for the April 30th event.

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