Giving the Gift of Moments

At Treasured Time, our goal is to help grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening medical conditions, who seek to create a memorable family experience, during an incredibly difficult time in their life.  Our unique approach is in understanding the value of getting to know our families well, so that we can come to appreciate what really matters to them most.

Together we work to develop creative adventures and once-in-a-life-time experiences.  These experiences will be the building blocks that create lasting memories for our families for years to come.  The team at Treasured Time wants families to be given the opportunity to laugh a bit harder, love a bit more, and fondly remember the “gift of moments” forever.

Families Treasured Time is Fundraising For!


Families We Are Currently Fundraising For

  • Meet the Pantalone Family

Meet the Pantalone Family

Treasured Time would like to welcome our 33rd family!! 

Patrick Pantalone, age 39, of Simsbury, CT was always healthy and athletic. However, his whole life changed when he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease in 2014. […]

  • Meet the Tomlinson Family

Meet the Tomlinson Family

Andre Tomlinson age 44, of Simsbury, CT was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in January 2010, after a year of tests. Prior to his diagnosis Andre was a hardworking man who would do anything and everything […]

  • Nima Grinvalsky

Meet the Grinvalsky Family

Nima Grinvalsky, 45 of Stratford, CT was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015.  She has two young sons at home that have to watch her everyday struggles, the boys are 9 and 12. She also […]

Treasured Time grants the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children

Upcoming FUNdraising Events!

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Driving for Memories – 2019 Golf Tournament


Join Treasured Time for 18 holes of golf followed by a dinner reception and auction. All proceeds go towards our mission of granting wishes for families with a parents suffering from a life-threatening illness.

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Happy Families!

“My family was blessed to experience a trip of a lifetime gifted to us by Treasured Time, the people behind this awesome foundation and its donors. My husband had been battling stage 4 inoperable pancreatic cancer recurrence. Our family had been going through this with him for the past two years. Two years is a very long time when you’re fighting to live every day and you’re praying to God daily that your husband/father will beat this horrible disease. What treasured time offers families like our is a chance to break free from it all, do something they financially otherwise would not be able to do and make some totally awesome memories that can’t be taken away and will truly last a lifetime. The team members are amazingly kind, thoughtful and do good people. They go out of their way to accommodate your every wish and they’re so excited with you. It’s been an blessing to say the least and I hope to help the foundation in the future. Without a doubt Treasured Time will always be near and dear to our hearts. Sincere Thank You’s from the Dwyers ((hugs)).”
Dwyer Family, Disney 2015
Treasured Time provided my family with the vacation that was very much needed and appreciated.
In July, we spent a week at Disney World. We have three children, 17, 15 and 3. The older two have been to Disney, but the youngest was only 1 when I was diagnosed with cancer and we have been unable to afford such a vacation. Treasured Time, not only gave us the ability to take him, but it gave us a vacation from cancer. The month before the vacation was spent planning and talking, as a family, about what we would do when we were there. The week we were there was magical.

From the planning, to the vacation, to the memories and pictures, this is something we will never forget and we can’t thank Treasured Time enough! The Plona Family, July 2015

The Plona Family, July 2015
“I want to thank Treasured Time for granting my wish for my family and me. We had a wonderful time being together as a family to make great memories. When I was going to school to become an RN, I was a single parent and had six children at the time with 2 very young children under the age of 6. I had asked the older children, if they helped me out with the younger 2 and also helped me around the house while I was going to school and working part time at the hospital, that when I became an RN, I would save as much money as I could to take the whole family on a cruise. I became an RN and did what I had promised them saving as much money as I could to take them on that cruise. I almost completed that promise. I had been looking at cruises to see if I had enough money and was almost there when I got diagnosed with cancer. My dream was shattered. I had to have surgery and got the sense from the doctors that I may not survive this. It took me 4 months to recover from the surgery and 2 1/2 years to be able to go back to work. All the while I continued to pay my mortgage and monthly bills with the money I had saved for the cruise and no other income coming into the household. The money I had saved disappeared. I started to work again and got rediagnosed with metastatic cancer only 9 months after starting work. My hopes and dreams of ever going on that cruise with my family were gone. I would never work again. Then one of my daughters told me about your organization, Treasured Time, which granted wishes to adults with life threatening diseases. Before Treasured Time I had no hope of ever going on that cruise with my family. A promise I would never fulfill because of my disease. But because of Treasured Time, I fulfilled that promise made so long ago and we made some wonderful memories that we all will keep in our minds and hearts forever. Thank you again, Treasured Time.” Debra Ouellette, August 2015
Debra Ouellette
This letter is sent to you to convey our utmost gratitude in your extremely generous donations, and giving us the recent opportunity on our trip. I would like to say we had a great time on our cruise. I have been very touched by your kindness and generosity. As I continue to battle daily, in staying strong and winning, I someday soon would love to donate myself in any way possible to the benefits of your group to continuing making it’s mission a success. Heartfelt thanks to our limo drive Joe, he made us feel comfortable and at ease. Thank you also to Carnival Cruise and their cruise director Eric. Again, we are forever grateful.
Deanne and Chantal Fraser
We could not express how pleased we were with the whole expierence. It’s been such a difficult time for our family and Treasured Time gave us memories we will never forget. For one week it felt like time stood still and we didn’t have to deal with the daily issue of not feeling like we’re wasting time or don’t have enough time to spend with our loved one. It was almost like we were rock stars! Everywhere we went everyone knew our name, knew our situation, and wanted to help in anyway they could. We had a private tour of Niagra Falls. Our host Mike was very knowledgable and is actually from one town over from where Jay grew up. Mike was more than happy to help with the baby to allow me to focus on our older son to allow him to have expierences that the younger ones wouldn’t be interested in. We also had a private tour of the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse. When we entered the Buffalo Bills we were greeted with a whole welcome wagon. We we able to focus on the expierence since there was a photographer available taking pictures for us. The players went out of their way to introduce themselves, find us thoughout our tour to speak with our son, and were happy to take pictures or sign autographs. And on top of it we have a video that the kids can watch repeatedly to remember that day. One thing I was happy about was it was a relief to not have to think about anything, such as having passes to museums and attractions and spending money. When our daughter saw a mermaid doll in a museum gift shop she yelled “me!” (We had never heard her say that or get so excited over a toy.) It was nice to say ok, let’s buy you that outrageously overpriced gift shop doll and not think about the cost or saying no to disappoint her. She now sleeps with the doll every night. I could go on and on about what a wonderful experience the whole trip was. Treasured time is such a thoughtful organization that tries to make the best memories out of a bad situation. When our son found out that his dad cancer, then surgery, then that the surgery didn’t work, then that he was dying all he kept said was that this was the worse year of his life. That being 12 was horrible and he would always have horrible memories of watching his father die. We tried telling him that he still had time to make good memories but what 12 year old listens. Treasured Time was able to give him positive memories of his 12th year with the time he had left with his dad. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The Oleary Family
This vacation is just what my family needed. Canoe Island is a beautiful place to relax and re-energize. Everything was great, the food, our room and the view. Carla and Tom and the entire staff were so amazing. I truly would recommend this get away for any family that needs sun, fun and water. We also met some incredible families and made some new friends. Again, we can’t thank you all enough for giving us this opportunity.
Charlene Armour- Armour Family
Thank you to everyone at the Treasured Time team! Everyone we worked with throughout the process had my wife’s best interests in mind at all times. The application process was slightly daunting at first, but Cassandra helped to walk me through the key items. I can’t say enough good things about the level of support and commitment that we received from Coleen Fitch. She had our flights and lodging booked 1 day after we received the official approval on our application! Knowing that we were heading to Florida in August, Coleen provided us with a handful of very thoughtful and helpful items to help us beat the heat and make the trip more enjoyable for Laura. The hand held mist/fan, cool down towel and individual sun umbrella were all very much appreciated! There were many decisions made that I did not fully appreciate until we were actually on our trip. The extra space and privacy of the suite room setup gave extra comfort to my wife. We have a number of challenges to deal with concerning my wife’s health every day, so it was truly appreciated to have the Treasured Time trip come together so well. We all had a wonderful time at Disney and have many fond memories from this gift. Thank you again.
Tom Schrader
“Everyone at Treasured Time is AWESOME and you all will have a very special place in our hearts. All of the Celones Thank you so very much!!” – Mark, Kim, Alyssa, and Nicole
The Celones

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