A Brief History of the Beach Jam for Breast Cancer
The first Beach Jam for Beach Cancer was held at the Westbrook Elks Lodge in August 2009, under a tent, in the pouring rain, was attended by one hundred people, raising $4,060.46. A true “grassroots” event, the Beach Jam, was the brainchild of Skip Swift and Jim Pino, members of Free Play, to honor a friend who was undergoing breast cancer treatment. The Westbrook Elks Lodge offered to host the event, providing volunteers and the resources that laid the foundation for the success that the Beach Jam is today.
Last year, The Beach Jam for Breast Cancer donated $58,000 to the Smilow Cancer and the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center. Our volunteers number in the hundreds, many themselves breast cancer survivors. Attendees come from all over New England and the tri-state area, numbering in the thousands to celebrate and honor the lives and memories of loved ones.
Your sponsorship, while helping the Beach Jam for Breast Cancer continue its support of patients in two cancer treatment centers, offers your corporation the exposure to thousands of attendees and the gratitude of breast cancer patients and survivors who return to the Beach Jam year after year.
Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter. Please contact Jim Pino, Jr. (203.258.8341) or Carolyn Vallee (860.391.1218) with any questions.
P.S. Jim’s friend, Marnie, a practicing nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a breast cancer survivor, regularly attends this event!