You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 28th on a culinary cruise through the Greater Hartford area to benefit families battling blood cancers in Connecticut.
Our Driven To Dine! party bus will board at 5:30pm and take us on a unique dining experience beginning at Dish Bar & Grill in Hartford, then we will head to Cugino’s in Farmington and finish off the evening at The North House in Avon.
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Dish - Cocktail Hour with Appetizers
Beef Wellington - beef, pastry, bernaise
Hawaiian Flatbread - pineapple, mozzarella, jalapeno pesto, prosciutto
Shrimp and Corn Blini - corn pancake, lime mousse
Twice Baked Yukon Gold Potato - bacon, sour cream, cheddar, scallion
Deviled Eggs - sriracha, mayonnaise
A drink of your choice at the bar including our Signature Drink - Strawberry Infused Vodka Martini
Cugino’s - Entree
14 oz. Ribeye Steak
Salmon with mango salsa
The North House - Dessert/Coffee
1st Annual Bowl & Brews Event!
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 (St. Patrick's Day) we will be hosting our 1st Annual Bowl & Brews fundraising event!
03/17/2018 at 5:00pm - 03/17/2018 at 8:00pm
Hall of Fame Silver Lanes Bowling
748 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT
When a family member is stricken with leukemia or another blood-related disease, a bone marrow transplant is sometimes recommended as the best chance for a cure. Usually, family members are tested first to determine if one of them would be a suitable donor.
RBF can help you organize a successful drive through a variety of ways, including:
At RBF, we believe that fundraising should be FUN – we have compiled a list of suggestions that might get your thoughts in gear!
Whether you sell a product that is commercially-produced or have something designed especially for your group or cause, the successful sale of any product depends, in part, on how many people will do the selling, and how good they are at selling the product. Some products you might consider selling including candy bars, tins of assorted candies, lollipops, flowers, potted plants, wreaths, decoration, coupon books (created with local businesses), wrapping paper, greeting cards, stationery, calendars collectibles, or anything you may have created especially for your group.
Holding a successful social event is often determined, in large part, by the effectiveness of the publicity of the event (which we will help you do!). Some event ideas include dances (1950’s sock hops, big band style music, holiday-themed events), dinners, wine tasting, ice cream socials chocolate-lovers feast pancake breakfast, movie events, or music events (such as Battle of the Bands or Karaoke night).
You don’t have to run marathons to raise money for a good cause! A wide variety of both competitive and non-competitive athletic events are held often to raise money. Some ideas include 5K walks, 5K runs, rollerblading, bike riding canoe or kayak paddling, team sports such as basketball or baseball, individual sports such as tennis or racquetball, or even intellectual sports such as chess or Scrabble. Also, friendly competition between two community groups is always fun! There are plenty more ideas we have – or maybe you have thought of one that you’d like to share with us! Click here to get in touch with us about fundraising event ideas!
A type of disease in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, platelets, or certain white blood cells. Myeloproliferative neoplasms usually get worse over time as the number of extra cells build up in the blood and/or bone marrow. This may cause bleeding problems, anemia, infection, fatigue, or other signs and symptoms. Certain myeloproliferative neoplasms may become acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Myeloproliferative neoplasms include chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia, and chronic eosinophilic leukemia. Also called chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm. (source: National Cancer Institute)
Myelodisplastic Syndrome involves a group of disorders that are often called preleukemia. It is not generally known what puts someone at higher risk for MDS. Exposure to benzene, radiation and chemotherapy drugs are sometimes associated with MDS.
CML is a type of cancer that starts in the blood forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. Leukemia cells tend to build up over time but many people don’t have symptoms for at least a few years. During that time, the cells can invade other parts of the body, including the spleen. CML can also change into the fast growing acute leukemia. Most cases occur in adults, and it rarely occurs in children.
CLL is one of the most common forms of leukemia in adults. One kind of CLL [early stage low and intermediate risk (described later)] grows very slowly and rarely needs to be treated. People with this type of CLL survive an average of 15 years or more. The other kind of CLL (high risk) grows faster and is more serious. People with this kind of CLL live an average of about 8 years.
AML is one of the most common types of leukemia in adults. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates are about 13,780 new cases in the US, mostly in adults. About 10,200 deaths will be from AML for the year 2012. The average age of a patient is about 67 and it affects more men than women. Although AML is a relatively rare disease, accounting for about 1.2% of cancer deaths in the US, its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages. AML progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated.
ALL is the most common type of cancer in children occurring between the ages of 2 and 5 years and adults over the age of 65. It is the most successfully treated childhood leukemia. In ALL, the DNA in the diseased cells is damaged and the cells cannot mature beyond the early stage in their life cycle. These immature (blast) cells reproduce very rapidly and take over the bone marrow so it cannot produce healthy blood cells and platelets. These low counts of disease fighting white cells can lead to infection, and bruising or bleeding from the low levels of platelets. Immediate treatment is required because of the rapid progression and accumulation of the malignant cells, which then spill over into the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body.