5:00 PM17:00

Run From the Sun 5K 2019

Amber Room, Run from the Sun 5k

Thursday Evening, August 22, 2019
The Amber Room Colonnade


This is a great fundraiser for Ann’s Place cancer support services. All proceeds go directly to Ann’s Place and help keep our doors open and our cancer support services FREE of charge to all those in need in our community.

Bring your family, friends, and coworkers to run or walk in this great Annual 5K.

NOTE TO RETURNING FUNDRAISING TEAMS: Registration for the race and fundraising is now done at the same time!


Build a team or create your own unique fundraising page. All funds go directly towards clinical services at Ann's Place. For every $100 raised a new client receives a full month of free services!

Make the race a fun team building activity. Waterworks runners, for example, decided to wear superhero costumes when someone donated $500 to their campaign. Other groups got team shirts. The after-party is a great time to hang out with friends and colleagues (non-runners welcome for just $10).

The 2018 Race Was Amazing! Thank you for your Support!!!

Special kudos to the Amber room staff (the chocolate covered strawberries were over the top!) and to Waterworks who were certainly our superheroes - raising extra funds by dressing up (so creative!). We are humbled by your generosity.

Photos from 2018:

2018 Amber Room 5K Race



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6:00 PM18:00

Team Amy's 9th Annual Birthday BBQ Celebration

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The Crabtree family and the Board and Friends of the 

Amy Marie Crabtree Foundation invite you to join us at

 Crabtree's Kittle House for our 

9th Annual Amy's Birthday Celebration Fundraiser 

to help find a cure for Brain Cancer.

 A fantastic evening of fun, feasting, and great conversation at a 

Barbecue Picnic on the Lawn at Crabtree's Kittle House!


As in years past the Foundation has selected four exceptional not-for profit charities who continue to make great contributions  to our local community and beyond. 

Ann’s Place is one of four local charities chosen to receive funds.

A donation will be presented to each of these organizations to help them  continue their good work in the fields of cancer research, women's welfare, child welfare, and abused animal welfare .

  Saturday, August 24, 2019


Suggested Donation $95 per person 

 (no donation is required to attend, 

whatever your are able to contribute is greatly appreciated)

R.S.V.P. 914 666 8044

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 About Team Amy's Mission

 The Amy Marie Crabtree Foundation, named for John Crabtree's wife Amy (the Amy of 'Amy's Garden') who passed away after a valiant fight with brain cancer in November 2009. Amy was a passionate person who felt strongly about causes that helped women, children, and helpless animals. The Foundation raises funds to help find a cure for the incurable disease *Glioblastoma Multiforme that took Amy's life, and provides financial support for the causes she dedicated her life to.  Glioblastoma Multiforme is a brain disease that attacks even healthy, active people like Amy. There is no cure.  Fewer than 5% of the people afflicted with the tumor will survive

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6:00 PM18:00


Come Join Us for A NIGHT OF HOPE 

The Cancer Couch is excited to present A Night of Hope, an elegant fundraising soiree that will take place at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, Ct on September 13, 2019. Join us for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction to help raise money for metastatic breast cancer research.

10% of the funds raised this evening will benefit Ann’s Place so people facing cancer can get support now. The other funds will be invested into metastatic breast cancer research so people in the future will never need to face it at all!

Learn more or buy tickets.

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6:00 PM18:00

Drink Pink

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Please join us on October 3, 2019 from 6-8:30pm at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT for a heartwarming and fun evening.  In the midst of a powerful photographic exhibit “Courageous Faces”, portraits of Breast Cancer survivors courtesy of Kristen Jensen, attendees will enjoy a special Pink Drink, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and delicious appetizers.  This event is hosted by Christine O'Leary and all proceeds will benefit Ann's Place, a local nonprofit organization that provides comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones all free of charge. Special thanks to Adam Broderick for the hair styling and makeup for our courageous models before their photo shoots.

New: This year we will be celebrating at the Lounsbury House!

Drink Pink was designed by Kristen Jensen Productions, HamletHub and Sarah’s Wine Bar at Bernard’s.

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to Nov 24

Festival of Trees 2019


Save The Date For the Next Festival of Trees 2019!!

Don’t miss the holiday sparkle…

…crafts and family fun for even the youngest

… the magic

…. shopping


… entertainment

…great raffle prizes

…and so much more!

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Ladies Golf Classic 2019
7:45 AM07:45

Ladies Golf Classic 2019

Ladies…Join Ann's Place for a Fun Day in the Sun!

Richter Park Golf Course,
100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT


How to pay: You can pay by check, by calling in a credit card number to Jack or Dawn at 203-790-6568, by filling in your credit card information on the form, or dropping cash off at our office. Send the sign-up form to, fax: 203-797-1726 or mail to Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury CT.

Ann's Place provides comfort & support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.Offering our services free of charge, Ann's Place is a welcoming beacon for your family, friends, and neighbors, who are confronted with the fears and uncertainties of cancer. 

Please consider supporting this great work by registering your foursome or sponsoring the classic. 


This is one of the top ladies golf tournaments in Connecticut held at an award winning course. Richter Park was voted Best Place to Play by Golf Digest!

Photos from 2018 - Special Thanks to photographer, Ann Hermann, for donating her services

2018 Ladies Golf Classic

Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. That value of your player fee and meals is $150.

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to May 26

Urban Street Puts Pizza Wings on Lori Zezza

Lori Zezza and Urban Street Pizza in Brookfield are joining up to raise funds for Ann’s Place. Join them May 25 or 26th and 15% of your meal cost goes to help people facing cancer. Don’t hesitate to be just as adorable (aka. hysterical) as Lori and get your photo with the Pizza wings and crown, too!
#LoriFanClub #PizzaWings

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Thank you Urban Street and Lori!!!

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7:30 AM07:30

Breakfast With Eric Frede and Meghan Culmo

UCONN and Ann’s Place Fans Come Together!


Ann’s Place is honored to announce we will be holding a UCONN themed breakfast fundraiser featuring Danbury native, and SNY announcer, Eric Frede, and UCONN alum Meghan Culmo. The May 14th breakfast will be held at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury and monies raised will directly support the free cancer support services Ann’s Place provides the local community.

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Eric Frede SNY’s play-by-play announcer for the 11-time national champion UConn women's basketball program. A two-time New England Emmy Award-winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting, he has over 25 years of experience broadcasting collegiate and professional sports.  Through the years he's provided play by play for women's and men’s college basketball - including ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA women’s tournament the last two years - plus games in the ACC, Big East, SEC, Big Ten, Pac12 and more.  He provided play by play for Turner's “Teamcast” coverage of the UConn men’s semifinal win in Dallas at the 2014 Final Four.  He also calls football, baseball, softball, hockey, soccer and lacrosse for a variety of conferences and networks.

Also joining us is UConn alum Meghan Culmo.  Meghan has been a color analyst on radio and television for nearly two decades. She has appeared on Connecticut Public Television, ESPN, MSG and Lifetime Television, among others. While at CPTV she hosted "The Geno Auriemma Show” for nearly 15 years.  Meg's playing career featured several historic milestones, including UConn’s first-ever BIG EAST Regular Season and Tournament Championships. She was a 1,000-point scorer and All-BIG EAST performer -- as well as captain her senior year. Meg earned Most Outstanding Player at the 1991 BIG EAST Championship as the Huskies claimed the title. Her resume also includes being a member of the coaching staff that helped guide the Huskies to their very first NCAA Championship.  

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to May 31

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program


Good For the Environment and Good For Ann’s Place

Ann's Place Inc. was selected by Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for May.
The program is simple: Ann's Place Inc. will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 Community Bag is sold during the month of May at the Shop & Shop store located at:

Stop & Shop
44 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury CT 

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6:30 PM18:30

2019 Fashion at Its Finest

Thank you for an AMAZING 2019 show!

You helped us raise over $150,000 for cancer support services!!! If you missed this heart warming and fun event, here is a 6-minute highlight video…

Don’t Miss The Show - Doors Open April 25th!

Join us for this fun, family-friendly fashion show featuring styles from Audrey Road and ARkids. This event will have you laughing in the aisles of the Ridgefield Playhouse with award winning comedian, Christine O’Leary. Fine Spring & Summer fashions will be highlighted by local models who will also be raising funds online.

Tickets are $25 (only $10 for kids) and will be available online at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

2018 Photos (2019 photos are coming soon!)

Thank you to Ann Hermann at Ann Charles Photography.

2018 Fashion Show

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6:30 PM18:30

JoyRide Fundraiser - Ridgefield


Join us to help support Ann’s Place. This 50 minute ride will be led by energetic instructors, Cindy Tamburri and Anne Stauff. Get ready to sweat, work hard, and have FUN!

Minimum donation: $40/bike payable via cash or check the day of the event. Please make checks payable to: Ann’s Place. To reserve your spot, please purchase a free Charity Ride credit on our buy page. This will allow you to book your bike. Any questions, email or call the studio: or 203-403-6874. We look forward to riding with you! Book your bike here!

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to Apr 30

Art Supply Drive and Bake Sale- Allie's Mitzvah Project


Allie has decided to do her Mitzvah project to support Ann’s Place and the art programs. Here is what she has to say:

“Hi! My name is Allie Levine. For my mitzvah project, I chose to help Ann's Place. Our family, like so many others, has been touched by the plague of cancer.  Ann's Place is a community-based cancer support program located in Danbury, CT.  It offers counseling, support groups, and wellness activities at no charge.  It's a nonprofit serving CT and Hudson Valley, NY. 

My project is Allie's Art-To-Go! I will be collecting specific art supplies and then assembling them to be given to people in the art classes. It will mean a lot to them to have their own kit to take home.  I am hoping to collect enough for 3 classes which will help 45 people!”

If you would like to donate items, her list includes:

  • 45-Strathmore 400 Series Sketch Pad, 9in x 12in, 100 sheets

  • 45-Arteza Or Other Professional Drawing Sketch Pencils, Set of 12

  • 45-Faber-Castell Dust-Free Erasers

  • 45-Emraw Or Other Single Hole Pencil Sharpener with Receptacle

  • 45-General Graphite Sticks, Pack of 4, Assorted

  • 45-General White Charcoal Sticks, Pack of 4, Assorted

  • 45-Strathmore 400 Series Toned Grey Sketch Pad, 9in x 12in, 50 sheets

You can find these items online here:

Donated items can be dropped off at Ann’s Place and Temple Beth Elohim.

She will also raise funds at a Bake Sale! Come buy tasty things:

March 31st @ 830-12 
Temple Beth Elohim
31 Mt Ebo Road North
Brewster, NY 10509

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Festival of Trees
to Nov 18

Festival of Trees


How do you explain the biggest holiday party ever? It is fun for people of every age. And the best raises enough money for over 150 people to attend programs at Ann's Place for an entire year!

  • 100 Decorated Trees
  • Shopping - something for everyone!
  • Children's Activities
  • Amazing Raffle prizes worth thousands of dollars
  • Friday night Taps and Trees Brew Fest
  • Saturday Night "Ties and Tennies Tribute Gala
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9:30 AM09:30

Whip Salon Announces Hair Raiser


(Ridgefield, & Westport, CT) -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Whip Salon is pleased to announce a Hair Raiser on October 28th that benefits Ann's Place, a facility that provides comfort and support for people and families living with cancer. Simply book an appointment for any haircut, color service or blowout and the company will donate 10% to Ann's Place. Whip Salon offers ladies, guys and whippersnappers cuts too and is open from 9am to 5pm on Sundays.

Ann’s Place provides help and hope to those living with cancer and their loved ones. Our clinical social workers, facilitators and wellness experts provide a host of services aimed at improving quality of life during and after cancer. Ann’s Place relies on the generosity of donors to be able to continue providing these services free of charge.

BOOK ONLINE, download the Whip Salon app or call 678-WHIPPED to support this cause on Sunday, October 28th at Whip Salon in Ridgefield & Westport.


The Ann's Place mission is to provide comfort, support and resources to people living with cancer and to their loved ones. They assist you and your loved ones to create a unique pathway through cancer to improve your quality of life. At Ann's Place, all are welcome.  

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to Oct 21

Pilates for Pink

Join The Pilates Advantage for wellness fun while doing great things for Ann’s Place!

Sign up or learn more here.

Here is what they have to say…

“As we celebrate our 11th Anniversary here at The Pilates Advantage it is time for us to give back....
That said I am asking for your help in supporting Ann's Place which provides comfort, support, and resources to people living with cancer and their loved ones. They serve over 1100 active clients of all ages, with all types of cancer across Connecticut and eastern New York state - free of charge!  Supporting  Ann's Place is close to our hearts because we’ve had several clients affected by all types of cancer, especially breast cancer. I have personally witnessed how this devastating disease affects not only the individual, but all family members and friends. Many of our clients have received support from Ann's Place as 47% of Ann’s Place annual budget goes to help local breast cancer patients and their families.  
When we contacted them, we were informed that one of their donors was unable to support Ann’s Place this year leaving a $7,500 shortfall specifically for their breast cancer support groups. Let's rally together to help bridge the gap!!”

Thank you!!

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to Oct 21

14th Annual Olde Crabs Tournament (Ice Hockey)

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The Olde Crabs Charity Hockey Club will be hosting the 14th Annual Senior Invitational Charity Hockey Tournament this coming October 19-21, 2018. Over 400 adult hockey players, age 50 plus, will converge for a weekend of competitive hockey with two missions. Raising funds for local Connecticut charities (including Ann's Place) and winning the King Crab Trophy. To date the Olde Crabs have raised over $100,000 for local charities. Teams comprising 50 Elite, 50 Competitive, 60 Elite, 60 Competitive and 70 Competitive will represent 10 states in competitive hockey over a three day period.

The Olde Crabs Charity Hockey Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a long history of reaching out to help those in need. Since 2005 proceeds from our Senior Invitational Hockey Tournament have been allocated in support of Domestic Violence, Local Food Banks, Salvation Army, Returning Veterans, American Diabetes Association and Ann’s Place.

Learn more about the Olde Crabs:

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