Holy fundraising, Batman
2018 has been Pamela Morris Watt’s year to shine
By SANDY MANISCALCO
As of this writing, Watt and Pam’s Pink Posse have raised nearly $25,000 for the 13th Annual Walk Across Southeastern CT. This is an all-time record.
On December 19, Arooga Grille House & Sports Bar staff presented Watt with a check for the proceeds from their 3rd annual breast cancer awareness month promotion and “tip a server” events at the Uncasville and Shelton restaurants. Arooga’s raised $4,954 for her and the Posse.
Arooga’s was one of two fundraising endeavors hosted by Watt and her team. They also hosted the 4th Annual Steak Night at the Birdseye Café in New London where Watt and her team raised $6,150.
On April 7, Watt was honored by Jefferson Radiology as a Hartford Yard Goats baseball game in Hartford where she threw the ceremonial first pitch.
On May 8, she was inducted into the foundation’s 27th Mile Club, which honors volunteers who have contributed outstanding support to TBBCF.
She is a Sapphire cash sponsor and has recruited a number of other cash sponsors.
Pam Watt was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2008, and that year her family and friends formed a team and participated in the TBBCF annual Walk Across Southeastern CT marathon to support her in her fight. As soon as her team crossed the finish line, Watt became one of TBBCF’s biggest supporters.
Since 2009, she has walked in ten consecutive 26.2-mile marathon fundraisers and is always a top fundraiser for the walk as an individual and through her team, Pam’s Pink Posse. She also celebrates a significant milestone … that of 10-year survivor.
This year’s team of walkers included Judy Teel, Amanda Ruggieri, Sharon Beaney, Sharon Burdsall, Dennaye Garbati, Pamela Tuneski, Kim Hoffa, Lynn Castelpoggi, Kevin Gmyr, Kelly Gada, and Tom Garbati. Vehicle support was provided by team members, Ken Teel and Jackie Meadows McComic.