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Mayor Sarno and Local Businesses join with Rays of Hope for Special Light Up Springfield Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Announcement

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and local businesses and community supporters joined with Rays of Hope founder Lucy Giuggio-Carvalho, Michelle Graci, Kathy Tobin and the incredible Rays of Hope team, including 2022/2023 Rays of Hope Chair Lindsey Bubar, for a special Light Up Springfield Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness announcement on Wednesday, September 27th at City Hall. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Rays of Hope and their mission to help find a cure for breast cancer and support those fighting against it.

To mark this historic significance, Mayor Sarno has put out a call to local businesses and the community asking to help light up the City of Springfield pink during the month of October for breast cancer awareness.  The Campanile Clock Tower at City Hall, and Union Station and the parking garage will light up pink during the month of October. 

John Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Paul Picknelly, President of Monarch Enterprises and ownership group of Springfield Thunderbirds, Nate Costa, President of the Springfield Thunderbirds, MGM Springfield Community Affairs Manager Beth Ward, MassMutual General Manager of Operations Sean Dolan, Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano and VP of Development and Communications Kristine Allard, St. John’s Congregational Church Pastor Dayhige Wright and Director of Finance and Operations Carolyn Ware, and Al Rodriguez, former Rays of Hope co-chair, have all committed their support to celebrate the Rays of Hope 30th Anniversary and will light up their respective facilities pink during throughout the month of October too. 

Mayor Sarno states, “Since taking office in 2008, my administration, through the generosity of our employees have raised tens of thousands of dollars to proudly support and stand in solidarity with the Rays of Hope and the many individuals and families they support.  We all have family, friends and loved ones who have battled this challenge, but thanks to the continued support and dedicated efforts from the Rays of Hope team, they do not have to face this challenge alone.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary for Rays of Hope.  To celebrate this joyous occasion, we are respectfully asking all of our local businesses and residents to help ‘Light Up Springfield Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October.  Please join with us as we continue to help support this great cause and organization.”

“The love and support that residents, businesses and community partners give to Rays of Hope means so much to our organization and we wouldn’t be here without them! Light Up Springfield Pink for Rays of Hope is just another example of how special the Western Mass community is!” said Lindsey Bubar, Rays of Hope Chair.

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