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VNS clambake nets $40K

From left: VNS of Connecticut President William Sullivan Jr., Patty Merola, Karen Mercer and VNS Board Chair Paul Mayer.

More than 140 community supporters, volunteers and agency staff raised about $40,000 to support home care for the underserved at the Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) of Connecticut’s 16th Annual Clambake fundraiser held at the Costa-Azzurra Restaurant overlooking the Long Island Sound in Milford. VNS of Connecticut is one of the state’s largest nonprofit home health care providers, serving 7,000 patients each year across Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties.

The event was chaired by Karen Mercer of Trumbull and Patty Merola of Milford. 

Presenting Sponsor for the event was UBS. The Lead Sponsor was CIGNA. Other sponsors included Bridgeport Hospital, The DSA Cos., HealthWyse, Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Medtronic Care Management Services, People’s United Insurance Agency, Pullman & Comley, Robinson & Cole LLP, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Workers’ Compensation Trust. Event contributors were Borghesi Building & Engineering, Brody Wilkinson PC, Drew Professional Recruiters Inc., L.P. MacAdams Inc. and SEB Actuaries & Administrators. 

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