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Town marathoners' aim is fighting cancer
John McCarthy runs on the driveway of his Round Hill Road in Greenwich, Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2012. McCarthy will be running in the ING New York City Marathon Nov. 4 to raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp for kids with cancer and serious blood diseases that his son, Jeremiah, a cancer survivor, attended.
Alec Baldwin and Friends Put On A Show With the Hole in the Wall Gang Campers
September’s annual Fandango Benefit Gala–kicking off a yearlong 25th-anniversary celebration–at the Ashford, Connecticut, campsite was no exception. The party began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, then segued into a live one hosted by actor Alec Baldwin, who also sits on the Hole in the Wall board.
Not So Snooty Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting Adventure to Benefit Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Natalie Merchant Sings For Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall Gang
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman, has released an inspiring song and music video to kick off its 25th anniversary as a hideout where seriously ill kids can simply be kids.
Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with Song and Music Video
Oxford Family Thanks 'Superheroes' for Support
The second gathering of Superheroes took place at Colonial Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Once again the Ryan’s Superhero Race was a huge success. Over 310 people attended the race which is held to remember and honor Ryan VerNooy; as well as raise money for Ryan’s favorite charity, The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp (a camp for kids with debilitating diseases).
Vitec Brands Raise Money for Kids' Cancer Camp
SHELTON, CONN.— Autoscript, Videocom and a Vitec Group company and employees from the Valley Cottage, N.Y., headquarters of Vitec Videocom U.S., recently hosted a fundraiser for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, raising $14,000 for the local children’s charity founded by the late actor, Paul Newman.
Maclean '14 Helps Ill Children, Supports Students with Disabilities
Catherine MacLean received a $1,000 scholarship from Citizen’s Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program on Sept. 14 for her efforts with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn.
8-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor on Mission to Raise Awareness
Natalie made up for missing out on last year's summer by making the most of this one. She went to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp — a program in Ashford for children dealing with cancer. She spent the summer building her own skeeball game.
Bikers Come Out to Support Hole in the Wall Camp
Hundreds of bikers from across the state help raise money for the Hole in the Wall Camp in Ashford.
Residents Riding for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's "Camp Challenge Ride" is scheduled for Saturday and two Vernon residents are joining forces while using their love of cycling to help raise money for it.
Fourth Annual Camp Challenge Ride to Take Place September 8
Team Hole in the Wall PSA Shoot to Take Place at Camp Challenge Ride to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Newman Legacy at Weinstein Co.
Paul Newman was Harvey Weinstein’s Westport, Conn., neighbor. The kind of neighbor who stops by just to drop off a loaf of bread. As Weinstein remembers it, “So Paul called me one day and said, ‘Come on up to the camp.’ I said, ‘How far is it?’ Paul said, ‘An hour.’ I looked on the map. It was like three hours.”
A Different Kind of Healing
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by actor Paul Newman, helps give seriously ill children a place to go for a week of carefree fun in an open and loving environment. Martha Teichner reports on the camp's special gifts to help heal children and their families.
Paul Newman's Camp Launches New Public Service Announcement
Greenwich Food and Wine Festival Whets Appetites
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Greenwich Food and Wine Festival, slated for Oct. 4 through 6. This three day feast fest is a celebration of almost Dionysian proportions. But all this food and fun happens for a good and very charitable reason. "The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp brought an enormous amount of support to the table,” says Unger of the festival’s fundraising beneficiary, founded by the late Paul Newman. “And the work they do [with kids] is just incredible. Working with them on this festival has been truly a pleasure.”
At Hole in the Wall Camp, Families are Formed
Tesi'ah, 15, was in cheerleading practice when her cell phone started ringing repeatedly. She tried to concentrate on her cheers, but she couldn't stop looking at her phone, which was on the ground next to her. It lit up over and over again. It was her best friend, Dannielle, also 15. The two had met at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, where they attended summer camp for children with sickle cell anemia. The girls, who each have the inherited blood disorder that affects primarily African-Americans, later discovered they lived a short distance from one another, and their friendship grew.
Service Game: Tennis Ace Helps Sick Kids
For the past week and a half, tennis standout Danny Hirschberg experienced a thrill he said exceeded winning any match. And in this service game, he had no use for a racket. The former Staples star and rising sophomore at Brown University finally was old enough to serve as a counselor at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in rural northeastern Connecticut, where his father, Andy, has volunteered for the past seven years.
Camp Challenge Ride Sets Ambitious Goal
The Simon Konover Co. kicked off its Camp Challenge Ride fundraising campaign by announcing a target of $100,000 for the annual charity cycling event to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp located in Ashford.
Clinton Man's Woodworking Kits Help Sick Kids
Robert Wilkins of Clinton can see beyond a child's illness -- right to the heart of the person lying there in a hospital bed, scared, sometimes isolated, and just waiting and hoping to be made well.
Man Sings and Strums to Raise Money for Sick Children
OGUNQUIT, Maine — With a smile stretched from ear to ear and his guitar in hand, James Orrigo is fund-raising to send a child with a serious illness to camp.
Hot Steamed Jazz Fest in Essex
The 13 jazz bands and performers brought together for the 20th Anniversary Hot Steamed Jazz Festival began playing Friday evening, and barely stopped for a breath until Sunday evening’s closing sets, to the delight of the record crowd. The non-profit Hot Steamed Jazz Festival donates proceeds to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp that annually helps 20,000 children dealing with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses.
Jason Caron, Carri Wood True to their Roots
EAST FALMOUTH – While Monday's heavy rain washed out play at The Golf Club of Cape Cod, the Caron-Wood Charity Classic was still a victory for the tournament and the charities it supports. In its brief five-year history, the event has raised more than $150,000, awarded in the form of scholarships to local graduates, donations to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Bruins Foundation and the Cape Cod Junior Golf Association.