The second annual Beards and Beers 5K road race held recently in Manchester and South Windsor benefitted the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity.
More than 320 runners and 30 volunteers ran the race, hosted by accounting firm Montovani, Murray, Nemphos and Tierinni LLC (MMNT) of Manchester.
Founded in 2010, the Center for Health Equity addresses racial disparities in health care by reaching out to African-American, Latino and other underserved communities and providing community engagement, patient education and health screenings, particularly in the areas of prostate cancer and diabetes. It is located at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
From left are Philip Nemphos, and Matthew Tierinni, partners at MMNT; James Torello; Curtis Robinson, center founder; Sheila Robinson; Courtney Gilrein, run host and director at in Hartford MMNT; Karl Badey and Christine Badey. (Photo submitted)