Thank You
to our Sponsors!

 Title Sponsor:

Bev and Tim Holt 

 Gold Sponsors:

FIP Construction logo

MBH logo

Silver Sponsors:

Justin & McKinley

DanaherLagnese logo


 Bronze Sponsors:

Erin Concepción

Cruz/Brighthaupt Family

Pratt & Whitney

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Isa Squicciarini + 
Brant Keller + Family

Kim and William Thomson

Spring Into Action 

a fundraising event to benefit
Hartford Hospital's
Pet Therapy Program

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5-8 pm

Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital
Ambulatory Services Building, 4th Floor
31 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 


Join YLAC for the 8th Annual Spring Into Action. Enjoy an evening of great company as we raise money for Hartford Hospital's Pet Therapy Program. 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information, click here for the Sponsorship Opportunities guide or contact 

About Hartford Hospital's Pet Therapy Program

The Pet Therapy Program helps to reduce the stress of hospitalization by making canine volunteers available for patient visits. Volunteers bring their pet therapy certified dogs in for visits at least once a month. They may interact with patients, visitors, and staff on patient units, in the lobby, or in the hospital's cancer centers. Therapy dogs escort patients to cancer treatments, accompany patients during mental health sessions, attend relaxation luncheons for doctors in residency, and participate in the nurse residency program curriculum.

Prior to becoming a Hartford Hospital pet therapy team, each owner completes volunteer on-boarding requirements, and each dog fulfills canine requirements, including extensive veterinarian medical and behavioral protocols. 

Demands for therapy dogs have grown tremendously. The program currently has 23 volunteer teams. In 2018, pet therapy teams contributed 2,100 hours of service to patients and staff.

Funds raised through Spring Into Action will help the program expand the number of pet therapy teams available to fulfill requests for visits.


Not able to join us on June 4th, but want to support the event?  Click here to donate toward Spring Into Action. 

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Tuesday June 04
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An event to benefit Hartford Hospital's Pet Therapy Program
Price includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Price includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and special recognition at the event
Make an additional donation $  
Event registration summary
YLAC - Spring Into Action 2019:
Friends of YLAC