Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run, 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run

The Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run has been to created as an opportunity to inspire and promote lifelong fitness and wellness. A portion of the proceeds from this race will go towards finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. The race will run through the Lake Compounce parking lot and The Bear Creek Campground and finish at the park entrance.

Time: Race Day Registration opens at 7:00 AM
Kids Fun Run starts at 8:00 AM
2k,5k&10k starts at 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday, June 6th 2020
Location: Lake Compounce

Entry Fees: (non-refundable): 10k: $30 Pre-Reg, $35 Race Day; 5k: $25 Pre-Reg, $30 Race Day; 2k Walk $10 Pre-Reg and Race Day untimed and free kids run.


Lake Compounce 10k & 5k Run, 2k Walk and Kids Fun Run


From the Heart Racing Charity Paint & Sip and 50/50 Fundraiser

Our non-profit, From the Heart Racing will be hosting a charity Paint and Sip & 50/50 Raffle at Better Half Brewing.

The tickets for the 50/50 will be sold at the brewery on the day of the event. The winner will split 50% of the pot with our charity. Must be present at the drawing at 4:00 P.M. to win CASH (you will have 1-2 minutes to collect before we draw another name).

Tickets $35*
We will provide:
-1 free complimentary glass of beer/wine of your choice
-Instructions/Assistance in creating our “Roses” themed painting (paints and brushes will be provided at the event)
-1 16×20″ canvas to take home

Deadline to register for Painting: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Note*: Tickets are available on Eventbrite [], but there is a fee ($3.77) so your total would come out to $38.77. You can pay us $35 directly instead to avoid the fee.
Paypal: (Include First, Last Name in notes)
Cash/Checks: Checks can be made payable to “From the Heart Racing Inc.” Cash can be given to any officers Brittany Telke, Marc Raby, or Thuy-Linh Phan to reserve your spot!

We are a 503(c)(3) tax-exempt organization so your donations to us are tax-deductible. Have a great time making art for a cause and feel good about doing it!

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From the Heart Racing Charity Paint & Sip and 50/50 Fundraiser

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One Billion Rising: Women For Change

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Across the world, 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her life. That is equal to over one billion women and girls. Starting February 14th through March 8th, the One Billion Rising campaigns take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities to raise awareness.

Women for Change will be “rising” to shed light on these issues in Commons and GSU starting on Thursday, February 11th in GSU at 12:15 PM. As part of the campaign, we will be displaying a board with the One Billion Rising V-Day logo. We”ll have students help fill-in the logo with thumbprints to symbolize taking a stand against violence against women. The thumbprints represent the old “Rule of Thumb” tale. It was once lawful for a man to beat his wife as long as he used a stick no thicker than his thumb. We hope students passing my will leave their print and help to take a stand.

Other tabling days will be:

  • February 14th 4:30-5:30 pm
  • February 15th 12:00 pm  
  • Lastly, February 16th 12:15 pm 

During these times we will be doing clothing drives for SACS (Sexual Assault Crisis Services). You can drop off men and women’s sweatpants and other clothing items. Also, if you can donate packaged underwear that would be awesome!

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Calendar Unveiling 2015 Women For Change

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Women For Change: “Riveting Women” Calendar Unveiling 2015

I was part of the seventh annual Women for Change calendar. The theme was “Riveting Women” in honor of the late Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Rosie the Riveter. She passed away in early 2015 at the age of 92. The image of Rosie the Riveter is iconic. Also, we were lucky enough to have Mary Doyle Keefe’s daughter, Mary Ellen Keefe, in attendence at the unveiling.

For my description in the calendar I wrote that I am, “a senior honors marketing major who works as an intern at Uhart’s study abroad office helping students travel to the country of their dreams”. We were asked to finish the statement, “I am riveting because…”. My picture was accompanied by the following paragraph for the month of November:

My Photo and Quote in the Calendar

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Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

Also, I was featured for being a member of theUniversity of Hartford’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team with a few of my teammates at one of our tournaments.

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Charity: Part of the Proceeds Went Towards Sexual Assault Crisis Services

Women for Change partnered with the YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service  (SACS) which offers confidential assistance to survivors of sexual assault, a 24-hour crisis hotline, campus advocates, counselor advocate training, support groups, and other servicesThe Women for Change calendar costed $10, with 10% of all proceeds going to SACS.

At the unveiling there were also boxes to collect clothing donations for SACS. SACS provides clothing for women who go to the hospital following a sexual assault because they are not allowed to leave with the clothes they came into the hospital in.

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Overall, I am so proud to have been part of such a great calendar with such wonderful, riveting women for a good cause.

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