Connex And American Cancer Society Team Up To Fight Breast Cancer

Press release from Connex Credit Union:

The annual Making Strides walkathon, which is held every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is more than just a walk. It is a movement supported by the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. From bolstering innovative research, education and prevention to providing patient services such as free rides to chemotherapy, free places to stay near treatment and a live 24/7 cancer helpline, funds raised are put toward supporting patients, survivors, “thrivers” and caregivers throughout every step of their experience.

Determined not to let the COVID-19 pandemic delay progress in combatting this deadly disease, Making Strides Greater New Haven has been converted to a drive-thru event for 2020 that will commence at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 18. Those interested in joining the Connex team during this drive, or who want to make a donation, can do so by visiting (case sensitive).

“Our credit union is committed to continually driving real change in the surrounding communities we call home.” said Carl Casper, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Connex Credit Union. “As they say, ‘it takes a village’ and we hope that you can all join us in reaching our goal of collecting $1,000 and playing a part in ending breast cancer.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in women behind skin cancer. In 2020, it’s estimated that more than 279,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed. You can learn more at

For more information on how to participate in Making Strides Greater New Haven, please contact Anita Annunziato at [email protected].

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.

About Connex Credit Union:

One of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, Connex Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 60,000 members at eight branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield counties. For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit

This press release was produced by Connex Credit Union. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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