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CT Brain Tumor Alliance previews The Night of Hope

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The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance talks about the upcoming Night of Hope. (WFSB) The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance talks about the upcoming Night of Hope. (WFSB)
SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance offers support and compassion to those battling brain tumors and talked to WFSB this weekend to explain how they help patients and their families through the disease.

On Sunday morning, Jen Pace and Kimberly Roy-Canning joined Eyewitness News to discuss their upcoming event, Night of Hope.

All the proceeds from the event will go to the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.

The mission of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance is “awareness of the disease, provide hope and support for others living with brain tumors in Connecticut and raise money to support and advocate for cutting-edge research for better treatments and a cure,” according to its website.

“What we try to offer is support and hope to patients,” Roy-Canning said.

One of the people trying to raise awareness for brain cancer is 11-year-old girl Morgan Platt. She is been fighting an aggressive form of the cancer and is making a music video to Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” to raise awareness.

“It’s really been a triumph time for Morgan over her disease and in her life and for all brain cancer patients,” Roy-Canning said.

The Night of Hope, which features food, wine and music, will be held at the Rosedale Farms & Vineyards in Simsbury at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. 5:30 PM. The price of admission is $175 per person.

For more information about the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, click here.

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