On June 28, the family of Dennis Peterlin hosted The Hope Regatta at the Housatonic Boat Club in Stratford, CT.

Peterlin FamilyWhile Dennis was being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for cancer last year, he empathized for patients away from their families while he was able to go home each night to his wife Anne and daughters Megan and Halle. To honor Dennis’ memory, his family organized a regatta and dinner to benefit The Suites at Yale-New Haven Patient and Family Support Fund. Within a couple of blocks of Yale, the suites are hotel rooms where patients and/or their families can stay.

The Peterlin family organized The Hope Regatta to benefit people in need of The Suites at Yale-New Haven. Photo SE Benton

“My Dad would have loved to be having an event like this in his honor…at one of his favorite places, doing one of his favorite things — sailing. Tonight’s event is such a great way to honor my Dad’s memory and to help others at the same time,” said Halle.  If you are interested in contributing to this ongoing cause, contact Dennis Peterlin Memorial Fund, 45 Margherita Lawn, Stratford, CT 06615