Beers and Beards 5k Benefits Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. November 24, 2015) - The Second Annual Beards and Beers 5K road race held recently in Manchester and South Windsor benefited the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity.  More than 320 runners and 30 volunteers enjoyed the 5K race on a warm fall day hosted by accounting firm Montovani, Murray, Nemphos and Tierinni, LLC, of Manchester.  The partners are continuing their support by participating in No Shave November and are collecting donations until Dec. 2 via the website

Founded in 2010, the Center for Health Equity addresses racial disparities in healthcare 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. 

Pictured (L-R): Philip Nemphos, partner MMNT; Matthew Tierinni, partner, MMNT; James Torello; Curtis Robinson, Center founder; Sheila Robinson; Courtney Gilrein, run host and director, MMNT; Karl Badey and Christine Badey. 

About The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis 

The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity serves as a resource for the community and the health care system to improve health equity through community engagement, education and training, health advocacy and health care systems change, and research and evaluation. This innovative model of a dedicated Health Equity team within a hospital system highlights the commitment of Saint Francis to help those most impacted by health disparities. The multicultural Health Equity team is committed to a collaborative approach that includes working with grassroots neighborhood organizations, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, foundations, state agencies, and others to eliminate health disparities in communities served by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. For more information visit: