Connecticut Women Who Care

Connecticut - Women Who Care 2012

Join us on Wednesday, October 17, at 11:30AM, for our Women Who Care Luncheon to benefit the work of the Red Cross. Our honoree this year will be Lee Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation ( to assist wounded service members and their families receive the long term care that they need and help them successfully reintegrate into their communities.

Lee’s husband, Bob Woodruff, was reporting on the Iraq War when he was injured by a roadside bomb explosion. In addition to creating the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the pair wrote In an Instant, chronicling their family’s journey to recovery following Bob’s injury in the bombing.

The American Red Cross has been supporting military families since its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton, who had volunteered as a battlefield nurse during the Civil War. Today, American Red Cross services to the Armed Forces include emergency communications, advocacy, counseling and emergency financial assistance.

Women Who Care is a leadership group of women philanthropists supporting the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross. Join us Wednesday, October 17 at the Patterson Club in Fairfield to meet Lee Woodruff, to learn about important help for American military families and to show your support of the American Red Cross.

For tickets or more information, please call Lyn Fine-McCarthy at (860) 770-7331 or email her at

View the event invitation here.