Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT

We are pleased to announce that Hartford Hospital’s premier gala, Black & Red will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Featuring a performance by the:

Goo Goo Dolls

Join us as we honor the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center as they provide compassionate, personalized clinical care and innovative research in Hartford and beyond.

Tickets are currently available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Lapenta at 860.972.1299 or

Ticket Info

Our Black & Red Team

Honorary Event Chairs

Sheila & Doug Elliot

Committee Co-Chairs

Mayor Shari & Michael Cantor
Alexia Cruz & Jon Brighthaupt

Clinical Leadership

Todd Alekshun, MD, RPh
Cassandra Crowal, MM, FACHE
Kristi Gafford, MPH, MBA
Heather King, MD, FACS
Andrew Salner, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Bret Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE


  • Beverly Buckner Baker
  • Diane & Timothy Bengston
  • Julia Cassarino-Chase
  • Landon Chase
  • Andrew Crumbie
  • Martha & James Fanelli
  • Marilda Gándara & Scott O’Keefe
  • Annie Lazarus
  • Kathy & Brian MacLean
  • Margot & Kris Mineau
  • Rennie & David Polk
  • Mary & Christopher Swift
  • Mary-Jo & Greg Toczydlowski
  • First Selectwoman Jennifer & Morris Tooker
  • Elizabeth Vandeventer
  • Leigh & Joel Vengco
  • Mary Beth & Joseph Voelker
  • Anna & Steven Webersen
  • Henry M. Zachs
  • Jessica & Eric Zachs
  • Judith Zachs

Questions? Please contact Kristen Lapenta.

Contact Info

Phone: 860.972.1299

Email Kristen

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