Above, Michele Kekac of Shelton, center, is presented with the I Am a Star Award by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) for helping to organize “A Slice of Hope for CMT: A Pie Night” on Sept. 13 at the White Hills firehouse in Shelton.
The event raised more than $13,000 for the nonprofit CMTA, far surpassing the initial goal of $5,000. Kekac is shown with Jeana Sweeney, CMTA community services director, left, and Lynn Krupa, CMTA volunteer facilitator.
The event, featuring pizza pies and dessert pies from local establishments as well as raffles, attracted a large crowd. Kekac is battling CMT, a rare inherited neuromuscular disease.
Look for more photos from the event in the coming days on this website.