2014 marks the 5th year that Team Leever has participated in the CT Challenge. As always, our inspiration is the survivors we see every day who remind us that life is precious and must often be approached like the ride itself “one hill at a time.” The CT Challenge has provided an invaluable opportunity for every survivor in CT to be able to take advantage of the services necessary to move forward from the diagnosis and treatment phase, to the “rest of your life” phase.


At the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, our patients are offered state-of-the-art cancer care. Now, after their treatment is completed, they can participate in the Stepping Forward Survivorship Program. We provide services that address their emotional and physical needs as well as promote a healthy lifestyle with healthy cooking classes, nutrition, physical therapy, yoga, massage, energy medicine and community lecture series. Our affiliation with the LIVESTRONG program at the Waterbury YMCA enables our survivors to become more physically active; a cornerstone in survivorship.


We look forward to many more years of our unique partnership with CT Challenge and continue to celebrate the strides in cancer research that have made the number of cancer survivors skyrocket.

Captain: Patti Lizotte