A coat drive to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of the late Patricia Carney of Hamden, will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday at 140 Briarcliff Road, Hamden. Patricia Carney died of brain cancer in February 2008. She began "Coats for a Cure" when she was a paraprofessional at West Woods Elementary School and took care of a boy, Joshua Tramontano, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. At first, the fundraising was for SMA research, but now helps the ACS. After Patricia died, her husband, Thomas, and their children ran the event. Thomas has also passed away, but their children and their spouses continue the cause. They are: Michele and Adam Manny; Thomas and Amy Carney; James and Heather Carney and Jonathan Carney. It's the fourth coat drive, and they will continue. All coats that are not sold will be donated to local charities.