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NEWTOWN — As dusk fell Thursday, a sea of orange slowly swept up Main Street.

Working their way past the massive flag pole where the street intersects with Church Hill Road, hundreds of people, all wearing some shade of orange, walked with purpose: putting a spotlight on gun violence and its lethal toll.

To read the entire Hartford Courant article by Nicholas Rondinone click here.

 

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More photos of the Luncheon can be found here.

To view  the presentation of Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, click here.

CT Against Gun Violence Annual Benefit Luncheon
Draws Record Attendance

Number of gun violence prevention supporters continues to grow.

Greenwich, CT – CT Against Gun Violence (CAGV) enjoyed a record turnout for its 10th Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Greenwich Country Club. The substantial increase in attendance seen in 2013 following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has continued to grow year by year. This year the guest total neared 400, filling the main room of the Club to capacity.

As a key source of financial support for the legislative advocacy and education efforts of CAGV, the fundraiser exceeded previous years’ attendance and fundraising. Board President Marty Isaac noted that CAGV’s success as one of the leading state-wide groups in the nation was due in no small part to the exceptional knowledge and expertise of its executive director, Ron Pinciaro, who has led the organization for the past 15 years. Isaac told supporters, “Having a professional, paid staff requires resources. Your generosity each year is what makes it possible.”

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Tickets are now on sale for the CT Against Gun Violence Annual Benefit Luncheon taking place at the Greenwich Country Club on May 5 (click here for tickets). The keynote speaker is Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway is an authority on gun violence, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the 20 “most influential injury and violence professionals over the past 20 years.”

Please join us on May 5 to make it possible for CAGV to continue helping keep our communities safe from gun violence. Click here to reserve your table or individual seats. New this year, donations are tax deductible above $40 per attendee.