9TH ANNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT RAISES $290,000 TO FIGHT PANCREATIC CANCER

June 7, 2017

Presenting sponsor New Country Motor Cars of Hartford joined supporters of the Ron Foley Foundation at the 9th Annual Ron’s Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 6, at Folly Farm in Simsbury. The Kentucky Derby Day gala event raised a record breaking $290,000 for pancreatic cancer research, education and patient aid in multiple places. This figure includes $40,000 for Ron’s Rescue, a fund dedicated exclusively to providing financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients in need.

Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country, was among the more than 450 guests and volunteers who were decked out in traditional Derby Day attire to enjoy a wonderful day of celebration and remembrance. Attendees watched the horse race, enjoyed entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The Ron Foley Foundation honors West Hartford native Ron Foley, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2005.

“We are eternally grateful to Tim and New Country for serving as the presenting sponsor of this year’s event and are completely ecstatic that the company has already committed to the same level in 2018,” said Barbara Foley, President of the Ron Foley Foundation. “With everyone’s support, the Ron Foley Foundation has truly become a leader in raising much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer research, education and patient aid.”

For information about the Ron Foley Foundation visit www.ronsrun.org.

Photo: (from left front row): Joe Furey, Chief Meteorologist at Fox 61, Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Car group, Jennifer Loughran, Executive Vice President of the Ron Foley Foundation and Barbara Foley, President of the Ron Foley Foundation, enjoyed the Ron’s Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby event in Simsbury on May 6th. New Country served as the presenting sponsor of the annual fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research and patient aid. Photo courtesy of Rachel Adele Studios.

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