High school students from the Wooster School in Danbury raised $9,000 for patient care programs at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in their first Catwalk for a Cure fashion show, which took place Nov. 1. The money will be used to provide breast care services, including mammograms, to women in need.
The show was the idea of two juniors, Alexandra Ambrosio of Brewster, N.Y. and Hallie Fuchs of Fairfield, who wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer in their community. They worked for months to organize the event with a committee of 30 fellow students.
Several local businesses contributed to making the evening a success. Students modeled clothing from Wishlist, Brooks Brothers, Jack Wills, Wave and Splash of Pink of Westport, and J. McLaughlin of Southport.
Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999. The center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials.