Fairfield County veterans walk to raise funds for children's hospital

MONROE — Veterans from throughout Fairfield County put on their walking shoes Saturday and helped raise $1,500 for The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The veterans participated in the 25th American Legion 3rd District of Connecticut's Kids Walk at Great Hollow Lake in Monroe. Sippin-Winspur American Legion Post 176 of Monroe helped sponsor the event.

The day's event included a one- to three-mile walk. T-shirts were awarded to walkers with $25 or more in sponsor donations.

Mike Kellett of American Legion Post 16 said the Connecticut American Legion has been “a strong advocate for children and youth since its inception.

“This steadfast dedication has never wavered and continues to be a driving force on behalf of children across the country today,” Kellett said. “The Legion's goal this year is to bring the Legion Family and local community families together in support of the children cared for at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.”

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