Our Support of the Community
Swagelok Albany | Connecticut is proud to support the community by promoting education, health, and youth leadership development programs.
May 23, 2020 -- Swagelok Albany | Connecticut sponsored the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northeastern New York Chapter's Virtual One Walk. According to JDRF Executive Director Denise Nicastro, "While the world's attention is focused on a pandemic, we will not forget or lose sight of also fighting another important battle – finding a cure for T1D. Despite not being together in person for our JDRF One Walk, we can still bring Walk day spirit and the sense of hope, community. and celebration to our T1D community … virtually!
HOW IT WORKED
During the event, the Virtual One Walk took over the Northeastern New York Chapter's Facebook page. The event kicked off with opening remarks, a warm up, and virtual ribbon cutting. Continuing for another 2 hours, JDRF posted images of walkers, shared the Mile of Hope, and uploaded videos of special guests.
"Thank you for your appearances on Walk day, we are truly grateful," Denise Nicastro, JDRF Executive Director said. "Swagelok's support has meant so much to us above and beyond sponsorship – you have become part of our JDRF family. We look forward to celebrating our success when we can, hopefully sooner rather than later.”
The total amount raised that day was were $5,440, with total dollars raised to-date in excess of $265K. The total number of participants was 505. The JDRF page had 3,635 video views and 2,303 engagements.
"We are so grateful for our sponsors, donors, and the T1D community coming together to support the NENY JDRF One Walk this year," Denise continued. "In spite of not being together in the physical sense, we were able to achieve tremendous success in raising over $265,000 that will help continue to fund research towards a cure for Type One diabetes.”
Feb. 27, 2020 -- Delcy Fox particicpated in the "Warmth of Winter" event, in support of Umbrella of Colonie and seniors throughout the Capital Region, at Wolferts Roost Country Club, Albany, NY; Swagelok Albany | Connecticut was a sponsor. Proceeds from the event will help heat the homes of 200+ seniors.
Feb. 15, 2020 -- Dave Galli attended the Valentine's Day Ball to benefit the Lea's Foundation for Leukemia Research, at The Riverview, Simsbury, CT. This event was the final wish of Lea Economos, who lost her battle with leukemia at age 28. The Foundation's mission is to provide funds for clinical research for children with hematologic malignancies at CT Children' Medical Center and Yale New Haven Children's Medical Center.
For more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, visit https://www.jdrf.org/neny/
July 17, 2019 -- Tommy Selfridge, Brad Taylor, and their foursomes participated in the Tech Valley Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish and other not-for-profits at the beautiful Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY. Because of the torrential downpour (0.9" of rain in 25 minutes), Tommy and Brad could play only 9 holes, but the event was successful in raising $120K. Swagelok Albany | Connecticut was the reception sponsor.