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Junior League Raises $9K In Healthy Families 5K Walk/Run At Beardsley Zoo

Sen. Tony Hwang with Patricia Boyd, president of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, at the 5K fundraiser at the Beardsley Zoo. Photo Credit: Mike Lauterborn
Runners at the finish line of the third annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser for the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Mike Lauterborn

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, along with its Board of Directors, is thanking the sponsors of its third annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. 

The event was held Sunday, April 2, at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and coordinated by Marty Schaivone of MS Running Productions. They would also like to extend a special thank you to state Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) for kicking off the festivities.

Funds raised by the Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk will support the League’s mission and its projects, including Leaguers Building Readers, Healthy Families dinner series (a joint venture with The Center for Family Justice, the Bridgeport YMCA and Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach) Cook & Feed for Friends in Need (providing 100 meals to Operation Hope per month), and its partnership with Thomas Hooker School. A portion of race proceeds have been donated to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.

The Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk raised over $9,000, thanks for the support of its lead sponsors, Pullman & Comley and People’s United Bank. Additional sponsors include Star 99, Sound Runner, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Moffly Media, Children’s Therapy and Learning Center, Fidelity Investments, Rudy’s Executive Transportation, Henry C. Reid, and Kidville.

The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County supports Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Redding, Shelton, Southport, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, and Westport. It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information, visit the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, at

Senator Tony Hwang with Junior League President, Patricia Boyd. 

Photo credit: Mike Lauterborn.

Runners at the finish line!

Photo credit: Mike Lauterborn.

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