FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Two Fairfield couples, Roberta and Jim Conroy and Amanda and Bryan Hanson, co-chaired the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Oct. 3, which raised $2.6 million for the Stamford-based emergency response and global health organization.
More than 800 guests attended the 28th annual benefit at the J.P. Morgan Chase Hangar at Westchester County Airport. The evening culminated with 89 guests boarding a plane to see the clinics, hospitals and community health programs AmeriCares supports in Guatemala.
AmeriCares Ambassador Tony Goldwyn was the special guest and Erica Hill, co-anchor of "Weekend Today" and national correspondent for NBC News, served as master of ceremonies. The Conroys and Hansons co-chaired along with Julie and Bas NieuweWeme of Rowayton.
AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis in the United States and around the world. Every day, AmeriCares puts critically needed medicines and supplies in the hands of frontline health workers and develops innovative, sustainable health improvements in their communities.
For more information, visit americares.org.
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