Relay for Life sells balloons to benefit cancer research

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milford will host an event called “Paint the Town Purple” on Saturday, Aug. 23. Downtown Milford will display purple ribbons to promote cancer awareness.

Residents may purchase a purple mylar balloon to raise cancer awareness with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, which takes place at the Joseph A. Foran high School Saturday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 7.

Each Balloon costs $5, paid in advance, and on Aug. 23, the balloons will be delivered and tied to the purchaser’s mailbox.

Individuals and local businesses are welcome to participate by purchasing a balloon and decorating homes and store fronts with purple.

For more information, contact Sue Federico at 203-980-4452, Gina Vetter at 203-214-5412 or Vinny DeRobertis at 203-430-6322 or email

Paint the Town Purple supports Relay For Life of Milford,, an overnight event that brings the community together in the fight against cancer

On Sept. 6 and 6, individuals and teams — made up of family, friends, co-workers and community groups — will unite to raise funds, walk the track, socialize, take in the entertainment, and participate in a variety of activities going on throughout the night. The public is welcome to attend.

According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, more than 65,270 Connecticut residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 25,540 will die from the disease.

To learn more about Relay For Life of Milford, contact Sue Federico at 203-980-4452 or Gina Vetter at 203-214-5412 or email Upcoming fundraisers, information, and teams and survivor sign up is available  at