Shelton company to sponsor charity run

A Shelton-based company that provides wireless activity and health-tracking devices for wellness programs is supporting local cancer patients by sponsoring the fifth annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run.

FitLinxx is a sponsor of the Oct. 12 event, in which individuals from the Lower Naugatuck Valley and nearby communities run or walk through Derby and Ansonia in honor, in memory, or in celebration of a loved one and their cancer journey.

Andrea Newman, FitLinxx human resources director, said Griffin Hospital “has been a strong supporter of our health and wellness awareness programs for the last two years and its Center for Cancer Care provides excellent care to our local neighbors.”

More than 550 participants last year

The walk and run has grown from about 250 participants in its inaugural year in 2009, to more than 550 participants last October.

This year’s event will begin at the Center for Cancer Care, 350 Seymour Ave., in Derby. Learn more about the event at (website), 203-732-1284 (phone), or (email).

Develops health, wellness technology

With its global headquarters at 3 Enterprise Drive in Shelton, FitLinxx develops health and wellness technology designed to motivate people to live actively and improve their well-being.

The company’s wireless activity monitors, health devices and software enable people to track and measure daily activity levels and health indicators like weight and blood pressure.

Fitness facilities, companies and other entities can use FitLinxx technology to create customized fitness and wellness programs. Employers can benefit by lowering their healthcare costs, increasing worker productivity and improving individuals’ health.

Sponsoring opportunities

The Center for Cancer Care Walk/Run has sponsorship opportunities available, include signage at the event, logos on the event promotional materials and T-shirts, renting a table to distribute products at the event, or putting items, coupons or promotional material in participant give-away bags.

For information about sponsorships contact Christian Meagher at 203-732-7431 or