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Ron’s Run for the Roses Record-Breaking Event Will Fund Research, Provide Aid to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

From left, front row: Joe Furey, Chief Meteorologist at Fox 61; Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country Motor Car group; Jennifer Loughran, Executive Vice President of the Ron Foley Foundation; and Barbara Foley, President of the Ron Foley Foundation, enjoyed the Ron’s Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby event in Simsbury on May 6. Submitted photo courtesy of Rachel Adele Studios.

West Hartford-based Ron Foley Foundation raised $290,000 at its ninth annual Ron’s Run for the Roses.


Ron’s Run for the Roses, the annual Kentucky Derby Day gala held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Folly Farm in Simsbury, raised a record-breaking $290,000 for pancreatic cancer research, education and patient aid.

The event was held on behalf of the Ron Foley Foundation with New Country Motor Cars of Hartford as the presenting sponsor. The $290,000 figure includes $40,000 for Ron’s Rescue, a fund dedicated exclusively to providing financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients in need.

Tim Parker, vice president of New Country, was among the more than 450 guests and volunteers who were decked out in traditional Derby Day attire to enjoy a wonderful day of celebration and remembrance. Attendees watched the horse race, enjoyed entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The Ron Foley Foundation honors West Hartford native Ron Foley, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2005.

“We are eternally grateful to Tim and New Country for serving as the presenting sponsor of this year’s event and are completely ecstatic that the company has already committed to the same level in 2018,” said Barbara Foley, president of the Ron Foley Foundation. “With everyone’s support, the Ron Foley Foundation has truly become a leader in raising much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer research, education and patient aid.”

New Country Motor Car Group has several locations in the Hartford, CT area; New Country Motor Cars representing Mercedes-Benz/smart/Sprinter, and New Country BMW-MINI. The organization prides itself on world-class knowledge and impeccable service.  New Country Motor Car Group has dealerships representing 16 brands in Connecticut, New York and Florida. Visit www.newcountry.com for more information. For information about the Ron Foley Foundation visit www.ronsrun.org.

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