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    July 18, 2017
    The Connecticut Cancer Foundation’s, formerly the Connecticut Sports Foundation, strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the first time that the Connecticut Cancer Foundation has earned this top distinction. 
    Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating.  In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors.
    The Connecticut Cancer Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public, “according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.  “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating.  This adds the Connecticut Cancer Foundation to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges.  Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.”
    It is important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish the Connecticut Cancer Foundation’s mission to financially assist Connecticut cancer patients and their families and to fund cancer research” said Jane G. Ellis, Executive Director.  “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”
    The Connecticut Cancer Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available on www.charitynavigator.org.  
    About the Connecticut Cancer Foundation
    The Connecticut Cancer Foundation (“CCF”) is a non-profit with a 501(c)(3) designation whose mission is to financially assist Connecticut cancer patients and their families and to fund cancer research.  CCF was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, a former catcher for the NY Yankees and cancer survivor.  CCF has granted over $4.6 million to more than 4,500 CT families dealing with the financial hardship caused by a cancer diagnosis.  In addition, CCF has granted more than $1.8 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  For more information please visit our website:  www.ctcancerfoundatio.org
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