Fairfield County Cancer Survivors Honored at Susan Fund Scholarship Awards Reception.

 

The 34th Annual Susan Fund Awards Ceremony was held on June 28th, at the Center for Survivorship in Southport, CT. Twenty-five Fairfield County cancer survivors were awarded scholarships.

Jeff Keith, the director of the Center and an original Susan Fund Scholarship recipient welcomed the students and their families, the Susan Fund Board Members and invited guests.

Jeff gave a brief history of his cancer experience and how the scholarship money from the Susan Fund helped him. Several years ago he changed careers and founded the Center for Survivorship, a place that reflects the increasing cure rates for cancer patients and the need for a place for these survivors to exercise and meet with a community that understands their life experiences.

donation from CT Challenge,

Ann receives donation from Jeff Keith, Director of CT Center for Survivorship

Jeff then introduced Ann Lloyd, the president of the Susan Fund, and presented a $25,000 contribution from The Center to The Susan Fund. The gift was unexpected and very graciously accepted by Ann in behalf of The Susan Fund.

Ann founded the fund in memory of her daughter, Susan DavisLloyd.

Susan’s dream was to attend Colgate University to which she had been accepted early Learn more

Recipient Updates: Brittany DeNigris

 APEX Arts to showcase video piece by Brittany DeNigris

APEX Arts to showcase video piece by Brittany DeNigris

Two time Susan Fund Recipient, Brittany DeNigris’ video will debut at the apexarts show, Life After Death and Elsewhere located at 291 Church Street, Manhattan. The exhibition features death-monuments and anti-monuments created by a group of death row inmates at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, Tennessee. Brittany DeNigris and Moses Williams, both MFA candidates at Carnegie-Mellon University have created a video exploration into the act of storytelling, creating meaning through place and metaphor, the power of utterence and the volume of voices required to tell a single individual’s pain. Underlying themes examine our current system of punishment. On October 7, Brittany and Moses will also be presenting an evening of live performance to enact the life stories of the prisoners.

Opening reception-Wednesday, September 9: 6-8 pm

On view: September 10-October 24, 2015 Learn more