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Ann's Place to receive state funding for new facility

Friday, May 25, 2012
Time: 1:02 PM

As someone with a loved one who is dealing with cancer, words can not express the gratitude I have for Ann's Place in Greater Danbury.

For those who don't know, Ann's Place is an amazing cancer support group located on Saw Mill Road. They offer an wide array of support services free of charge and help you and your family cope with dealing with cancer (trust me folks, it isn't easy).

Today, State Rep. Joe Taborsak and House Speaker Chris Donovan announced that state funding for Ann's Place is set to voted upon during the next meeting of the state bond commission on June 4th. The 250,000 grant will go towards the construction of Ann's Place's new facility.

Press release:

State Representative Joseph Taborsak (D-Danbury) and Speaker of the House Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) announced that funding for Ann's Place Cancer Support Center is expected to be approved by the State Bond Commission when they meet June 4.

A $250,000 grant earmarked for the Center is on the Bond Commission's agenda released today. The grant will go toward the final phases of the construction of their new facility.

"This grant will allow Ann's Place to enhance and expand the wonderful work they undertake every day helping people in their battles with cancer," said Taborsak. "The Center is a godsend for thousands of individuals and families in the greater Danbury area."

Each month, Ann's Place serves more than 700 individuals (including family members) from over 14 Connecticut towns. All services, programs and materials are provided free of charge, and Ann's Place does not receive any third party payments.

"Ann's Place is a shining example of good-hearted people helping others when they are down," said Speaker Donovan. "Their longstanding record of serving their community is commendable and they are well deserving of this support from the state."

"This funding will help insure that Ann's Place is here for decades to come serving families in need of these critical cancer related services," said Rep. Bob Godfrey (D-Danbury).

The cost of Ann's Place new building and land is approximately $5.3 million, of which approximately $4.7 million has already been raised. Fundraising has been achieved through the donations of numerous individuals, foundations, and corporations. Much of the construction and materials for the home have been made possible by the volunteer efforts and donations from skilled craftsmen, contractors and others throughout Connecticut.


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