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Ron Foley Foundation Will ‘Run for the Roses’ on May 6

Ron's Run for the Roses features Derby Day fashion combined with food, drink, and a chance to watch the Kentucky Derby on a giant screen while supporting the Ron Foley Foundation. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford-based Ron Foley Foundation will celebrates its 9th Annual Ron’s Run for the Roses’ Kentucky Derby Day gala at Folly Farm.


Now in its ninth year, the “Ron’s Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby Day gala raises awareness and funding not only for pancreatic cancer research, but also patient care.

Held in honor of West Hartford native Ron Foley, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2005, the event draws guests throughout the Farmington Valley and beyond.

The event includes an elegant afternoon of fun, food, cocktails, Derby-style fashion, and live and silent auctions.

And, of course, the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast for all to watch on a giant screen.

The event will be held in the beautiful – and appropriate – setting of Folly Farm Equestrian Center at 75 Hartford Rd., Simsbury. The event runs from 2:30-7 p.m.

Events like Ron’s Run for the Roses help to underscore the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for pancreatic cancer medical research, to promote awareness of the disease through education, and to provide direct financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients in need.

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information, call the office at (860) 521-0500 or email [email protected].

About The Ron Foley Foundation

The Ron Foley Foundation was established in memory of Connecticut business leader Ron Foley, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in October of 2005. Encouraged by the success of her first fundraising event in 2009, a Derby Day gathering, Ron’s widow Barbara formed the Ron Foley Foundation. Inspiration for the event came from family and friends who believed they could harness the generosity of Ron’s spirit to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.Today, this 501(c)(3) charitable organization sponsors a series of annual events to build awareness and raise funds for research, education, and patient assistance. Visit www.ronsrun.org to learn more.



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