WTNH teams up with Cusano Family Brain Tumor Fund


(WTNH)- News 8 has teamed up with the Cusano Family Brain Tumor Fund as the media partner for the 4th annual “Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin’” fundraising event, being held on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford. All proceeds will benefit the Cusano Family Brain Tumor Fund at the Yale Brain Tumor Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital, which supports efforts by doctors and researchers working to find a cure and improve brain tumor treatment methods.

Chris Cusano is co-founder of the Cusano Family Brain Tumor Fund as well as the President of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Since its founding in 2014, the fund has raised more than $100,000 for the Yale Brain Tumor Center since being formed. The fund is managed by Dr. Joseph Piepmeier.

“Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin’” will feature prominent Hartford-based band Wise Old Moon, raffles and live auction, grinders and subs from Shoreline Café & Catering and on-site food trucks. People are also free to bring their own food into the brewery as well. The event costs $35 and is free to “Brain Tumor Warriors,” Cusano said.  Included in the ticket price will be one free drink at the bar, and they will be joined at the event by The River 105.9 and iHeart Media’s Renee DiNino, who will serve as emcee.

In addition to the September 15th event, Stony Creek Brewery owner Ed Crowley Jr. has announced the brewery will again dedicate the month of September to the cause by holding “Charity Wednesdays.” For every beer sold on Wednesday nights during the month of September, the brewery will donate $1 to The Cusano Family Brain Tumor Fund.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, click here.

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