Bigelow Tea Challenge raises about $150K for charities

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The Fairfield-based Bigelow tea company hosted its annual Community Challenge Saturday.

The tea brand started the road race 32 years ago. Since 1987, Bigelow has raised more than $1.6 million for 22 local charities.

Saturday’s event included a 5K and a 3K fitness walk. There were close to 800 participants.

Herman Bershtein, 94, has run every race since the first year and is a friend of the Bigelow family. He says David Bigelow was in his Yale class of 1949.

It’s estimated that this year’s event raised more than $150,000.

 

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