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You Can Make a Difference to Someone in Your Community

Please consider making a donation to the Fund to help assist those who need help in dealing with the effects of cancer. 

The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut acknowledges gifts made to the Fund to ensure donors receive the maximum tax benefit. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of an individual. 

A Special Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is a three-dimensional bas-relief cast bronze tree trunk with 279 leaves. It is located just inside the Center for Cancer Care entrance at 200 Kennedy Drive in Torrington, Connecticut.

The Tree of Life was a gift from the family of Dr. Eugene Grazia who was a local dentist, an avid gardener, and a patient at the Cancer Center. Each leaf may be inscribed with a name in honor or memory of a family member, friend, or colleague.

Leaves may be purchased to celebrate a significant date or to honor the loss of a loved one. Funds raised through the sale of leaves will be used to assist and support cancer patients residing or receiving care in northwest Connecticut. The cost of each leaf is $500. For further information, please call 860-489-6718.

Tree of Life with gold leaves

Purchase a Leaf for the Tree of Life

To purchase a leaf for the Tree of Life, use the button below and complete the form as follows:

  • In the One-time Donation Amount field enter $500.00,
  • In the Tribute Information section check the box for Donation in Memory or Honor,
  • Complete the next fields as appropriate,
  • In the Notes field indicate that you are purchasing a leaf,
  • Continue through the checkout process.
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