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Breast Friends Fund

Most charities apportion dollars towards line items other than research.  Our goal is to find a cure.  Breast Friends Fund originally signed a commitment  with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to raise $100,000 where 100% of all donations and event proceeds will go to directly to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research under the direction of Dr. Eric Winer and his research team.   As of 2019 we are over $377,000 and growing.  To ensure this, we are volunteer run, and operating costs are personally funded by Craig & Sandy Cassanelli.

“A HUGE thank you to Empowered Indoor Cycling & Strength Studio for an awesome event, raising $1710 for Metastatic Breast cancer research. You are all so special & amazing! TOGETHER we will find a cure & end Breast cancer forever 💕

Sandy Cassanelli -
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project purple

“Project Purple is so thankful to the Empowered Indoor Cycling & Strength Studio family for hosting a sold out Pedal to Beat Pancreatic Cancer fundraiser! They are so welcoming and supportive; I HIGHLY recommend you try a class!”


mental health connecticut

MHC offers a variety of programs and services to promote recovery for people with mental health conditions in our communities, including residential services, supported and transitional employment, supported education, psychosocial rehabilitation, peer support services and case management. In addition to the statewide office in West Hartford, MHC offers programs and services in Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford.

“Empowered is truly building a community of people who know the importance of being well and helping others. They went above and beyond to support our Charity Ride… I can’t recommend Empowered enough!!”

Suzi Craig, Senior Director of Mental Health Connecticut -
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