Regatta to Benefit Women's Health Research at Yale

The third annual Regatta for Research: Racing for Women’s Health will be held in Essex October 30-31 to benefit Women’s Health Research at Yale.

A kick off reception will be held in Fairfield on Thursday, October 28 from 5:30-8:00 P.M. at Lenox Jewelers. Guests are invited to a private evening of shopping with ten percent of proceeds to benefit Women’s Health Research at Yale.

The two-day sailing event will begin at noon at the Essex Yacht Club and is open to the public. Mistress of ceremonies, Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH -Channel 8, will host “An Evening in Essex” Saturday, October 30th to include dinner, dancing, raffle and a live auction. Live music provided by Eight to the Bar.

Women’s Health Research at Yale is an interdisciplinary program committed to new research investigations and collaborations that generate innovative studies in women’s health, and to the rapid translation of scientific findings into practical benefits. A pivotal goal within its mission is to communicate health information, derived through research, to the medial/scientific community and the general public.

“Research that factors in gender provides a tremendous opportunity to improve the health of women while broadening the scope of knowledge on human health,” said Carolyn Mazure, director of Women’s Health Research at Yale. Over 45 new and groundbreaking studies have been generated by programs on disorders and conditions such as breast and ovarian cancer, depression, smoking, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

The regatta is chaired by Women’s Health Research Council member, Claire “Vicky” Wiseman. It is co-sponsored by the Frostbite Yacht Club and the Connecticut River Squadron, Inc. Other major sponsors include Omega, Lenox Jewelers, ING and American Express.

For further information, please contact Women’s Health Research at Yale at 203-764-6600, or visit www.yalewhr.org.

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