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Greg Hammond Partners with 23 CT Breweries to Fight Against Cancer

Greg Hammond Partners with 23 CT Breweries to Fight Against Cancer

March 04, 2024

Greg Hammond partnered with 23 Connecticut craft breweries to create the 2024 CT Beer Tour for a Cancer-Free Future March 1st to May 4th, 2024, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Participating breweries will contribute a portion of each beer poured during their evening beer tour stop. Each event is free and open to the public. Greg and his team will be at each brewery with information, raffles, & lots of fun.

For more than 30 years, LLS has nominated highly motivated individuals across the U.S. to lead powerful teams during a 10-week fundraising campaign to fight against blood cancer. This tremendous organization raises money that funds the most promising blood cancer research and forges collaborations to accelerate new discoveries, treatments, and cures. The leader whose team raises the most funds in each community will become a Visionary of the Year. Greg has assembled a committed team of friends and family to form The Hammond Hoptimists. The Hammond Hoptimists intend to raise $100,000 for blood cancer research between February 29, 2024, and May 9, 2024.

When asked how he became involved with LLS, Greg shared, “he became involved for one simple reason: I love my dad. Ken Hammond was a loving husband, a successful businessman, a mayor, a town councilman, a church volunteer, a fabulous role model, and an amazing dad. His life was cut short in 2015 when his courageous battle with multiple myeloma, a terrible blood cancer, ended. My desire to honor my dad led me to accept a nomination to compete for the title of Greater Connecticut’s LLS 2024 Visionary of the Year.”

As Greg thought about the 10-week fundraising campaign he asked himself, “why not have some fun while raising money?” As a craft beer enthusiast and an associate member of the Connecticut Brewer’s Guild, Greg thought about creating events while supporting local craft breweries. The idea for the 2024 CT Beer Tour for a Cancer-Free Future was born. Starting out Greg wasn’t sure if any breweries would accept his invitation, but the response exceeded his expectations. The breweries quickly filled up every Friday and Saturday night during the 10-week campaign. Greg needed to add dates on Wednesday and Thursday nights to include all 23 breweries.

“You are invited to be part of something truly remarkable as 23 esteemed craft breweries across Connecticut unite to champion the cause of blood cancer research through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We welcome you to join us at as many breweries as you can throughout the tour. Enjoy your favorite Connecticut craft beers knowing every sip you take supports the fight against cancer,” said Greg. “I am really excited to honor my dad’s memory by impacting the lives of families dealing with blood cancer.”

Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors and the Do More That Matters Fund are sponsoring Greg Hammond's 2024 LLS Visionaries of the Year campaign by match donations up to $30,000. To make a tax-deductible donation to support LLS and the families facing a blood cancer diagnosis go to The Hammond Hoptimists. A complete schedule of beer tour dates, times, and locations can be found at 2024 CT Beer Tour for a Cancer-Free Future or get a printable copy of the schedule here: CT Beer Tour Printable Schedule.

Greg Hammond, CFP®, CPA is a financial coach, author, podcast host, and speaker who is on a mission to make a positive impact in peoples' lives. As Chief Executive Officer of Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors, he empowers investors through education and coaching to have more comfort and confidence about their finances so they can be inspired to experience new possibilities and do more that matters.