Trumbull Self Storage in Trumbull, Conn., is partnering with cancer survivor Michael Murray to host a charity community tag sale on May 14. The event at 245 Spring Hill Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will also include a “Can Cancer Drive” through which community members can drop off empty bottles and cans. All proceeds from the event will benefit SWIM Across the Sound, which hosts local swimming events to raise funds for cancer education, prevention programs and screening at low or no cost for people who are underinsured and uninsured.
Murray’s niece, 13-year-old Lauren Malatesta, launched Michael’s Mermaids two years ago to raise funds for SWIM by competing in events. Malatesta founded the team after being inspired by her uncle’s courage, according to the source. Murray underwent 25 operations before having a below-knee amputation in 1986. He’s now an amputee counselor.
Opened in 2014, Trumbull Self Storage is owned by a local family and managed by Storage Asset Management Inc., a York, Pa., company that oversees more than 48 self-storage properties and three UPS Stores along the East Coast.
SWIM is a charitable, grassroots organization run by St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation. Since 1987, it has raised more than $2 million.
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