Event Details: Connecticut Brain Freeze

Sunday, March 4, 2018, Savin Rock Conference Center, West Haven, CT



Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Location: Savin Rock Conference Center – 6 Rock St, West Haven, CT

Registration Starts: 11:00am
Program & Activities: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dip: 12:30pm

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Getting to the event

From New York & West: Take I-95 north to Exit 43. Turn right at end of ramp Campbell Avenue. Travel 1.5 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, then turn right. The Savin Rock Conference Center is a half-mile on the left, next to Jimmies restaurant.

From Hartford & North: Take I-91 south to I-95 south to Exit 42. Turn right at end of ramp onto Route 162, Sawmill Road. Proceed 2 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard. Savin Rock Conference Center is straight ahead.

From Rhode Island & East: Take I-95 south, and follow directions From Hartford & North.


There is limited parking available at Savin Rock Conference Center. We encourage plungers to car pool.

Volunteer Information

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Volunteers are the core of our events. Show your support for the brain tumor community by supporting us on event day. By joining our family of volunteers, you’re helping us bring awareness to this devastating disease.

Are you ready to join the fight against brain tumors? Please register online or e-mail ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org to find out our current volunteer opportunities.


Hotel Information

Hampton Inn & Suites West Haven/New Haven is offering Connecticut Brain Freeze participants lodging for a reduced price: $114 (plus tax) for an overnight stay on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Must book (or cancel) by February 8, 2018 to receive the discount. Rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

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Hampton Inn & Suites West Haven/New Haven
510 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, Connecticut 06516


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Brain Freeze?

Youth ages 8+ and Adults can participate. If you are under 18, an adult must accompany you at all times.

Anyone with a serious medical condition, please consult with your doctor before participating. Consider joining us as a virtual participant, volunteer or bystander.

Is there a registration fee? Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

There is a $25 registration fee for the Connecticut Brain Freeze that will be applied to your fundraising minimum.

Adult participants in the Connecticut Brain Freeze are required to raise a minimum of $100. Youth participants (ages 8-17) are required to raise a minimum of $50 up to 2 months post event (Thursday, May 4, 2017).

Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

What happens if there is bad weather?

The Connecticut Brain Freeze will take place as long as it is safe for participants. However, if a major weather event is predicted, any changes to the schedule will be posted on the homepage of the Connecticut Brain Freeze and our New England Brain Tumor Community Facebook page.

What should I bring? What should I wear?

  • Bring extra towels and a change of clothes. There will be designated changing areas available.
  • We encourage you to wear costumes. There will be a costume contest during the event – so bring your A-game!
  • Shoes are highly recommended – water shoes or sneakers are best. Please avoid wearing flip-flops.

Are there any special safety concerns?

  • If you have a serious medical condition, please consult with your doctor before participating. Consider joining us as a volunteer or bystander.
  • Please do not stay in the water longer than 5 minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in water than in air.
  • Please no diving, cannonballs or somersaults.
  • Please do not drink alcohol as it accelerates hypothermia.
  • Please do not remove your outer clothing until swim time. If you are wearing a costume, please leave accessories with your towel before going into the water. Please wear shoes at all times for protection.
  • The day of the event you will receive a brief orientation and safety instructions.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
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Do I need to register?

Yes, all participants and volunteers must register. Participants may register online, at the registration table the day of the event, or download our registration form and send to ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org.

To volunteer, please register online or e-mail ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org to find out our current volunteer opportunities. If you plan to attend as a bystander, you do not need to register.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a participant, please complete this form and mail to: National Brain Tumor Society, ATTN: CT Brain Freeze, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are not permitted at the venue; please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.


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