Breast cancer survivor support group

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A free breast cancer survivor support group, sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800  Main St., Bridgeport.  Upcoming dates are […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
Geralyn Lucas will speak at a luncheon to benefit Swim Across the Sound.

Author, TV producer to speak at breast cancer lunch

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St Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound will host its 19th Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24,  at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. The event will begin with a Silent Auction at 10 a.m., followed by a champagne lunch at noon.  Registration may be made through www.swimacrossthesound.org, or by calling 203-576-5451. The keynote speaker […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer
The Durante family of Shelton.

Shelton family hosts breast cancer fundraiser

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The Durante family of Shelton is sponsoring a community-wide fundraiser brunch at the Sons of Italy on Sunday, Oct. 5 as part of the Valley Goes Pink Campaign to benefit The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital. Anna Durante was diagnosed with breast cancer at her very first, baseline mammogram at age 40. […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton

SHU hosts annual event on mental health

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Sacred Heart University will host Fresh Check Day on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a special kick-off Sept. 30. The signature program of the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation helps students experience healthy ways to check on their mental well-being through creative activities, screenings, and relaxation techniques. “It’s so important […] [Read More]
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Dr. Mark Melendez

Talk on breast reconstruction at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital will host a free talk on breast reconstruction Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Dining Room, 130 Division St., Derby. In recognition of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day), plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Melendez will host “Breast Reconstruction – Know Your Options,” a free discussion about the different types of […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby
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Enchanted Castle fundraiser starts in October

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The Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary will present “The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience,” Saturday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield. With its colorful storybook-theme rooms and friendly costumed characters, the Enchanted Castle provides a non-threatening, entertaining Halloween experience for children and adults. This year’s theme […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Class on food and nutrition in Stamford

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Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center will offer the latest installment in its Fall Food for Life program at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford. This four-class series will help students learn how to choose and prepare healthier foods. Led by oncology-certified registered dietitian Lisa Shepard and […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Celebrate breast cancer awareness at Pink Pop Up Party

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Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Oct. 16 Pink Pop Up Party, an evening of libations, bites and fun sponsored by Porsche of Fairfield.  The event will take place at Sono Studios in Norwalk at 6:30 p.m. and features music by New York City-based DJ Nomad NYC.  Proceeds benefit the Norma F. Pfriem […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer