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Keynote speaker and Major League Baseball legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden joins Lyn McCarthy, executive director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; Dianne Auger, President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; and Ed Randall, emcee, of WFAN Radio for an evening of raising awareness and funds for Connecticut's first responders battling cancer.

St. Vincent’s gala raises $70,000 for cancer services

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A sold out crowd attended the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Sports Gala to honor first responders throughout Connecticut, raising more than $70,000 for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound. Proceeds will benefit first responder personnel and their families battling cancer. Bridgeport Police Captain Brian McCarthy was presented the David Felner Caregiver Award, […] [Read More]
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Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

Yale study: Sunlight continues to damage skin long after exposure

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Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online Feb. 19 by the journal Science. According to a press release from Yale, exposure to UV light from the sun or from tanning beds can damage the […] [Read More]
Hallie Fuchs and Alexandra Ambrosio co-chaired the Wooster School Catwalk for a Cure on February 6, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  L-r:  Hallie Fuchs; Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; and Alexandra Ambrosio.

Danbury students raise more than $10,000 for Bridgeport Hospital breast center

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  A high-energy committee of 40 high school students from the Wooster School in Danbury raised more than $10,000 for patient care programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in their second Catwalk for a Cure fashion show, held February 6.  The money will be used to provide breast care services, including mammograms, to women […] [Read More]
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Milford chiropractor group in participate in Fight for Air Stair Climb

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Active Health, a Milford based chiropractic group, has formed a team to support the American Lung Association at their fourth annual Fight for Air Stair Climb in New Haven.  This “vertical road race” is a unique fundraiser where participants walk, run or race up hundreds of steps.  All funds raised help to provide lifesaving education, […] [Read More]
Categories: COPD, lung cancer
Nancy Church; Outreach Coordinator, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; Peter Gonzales of Zen Ride; and Jessica Gray, owner of Zen Ride.

More than 800 people attend breast center’s fitness event

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  Over 800 people attended the Jan. 21 Day of Wellness, a joint effort of seven area fitness centers. Volunteers from the Norma Pfriem Breast Center spoke to patrons about breast health, highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, […] [Read More]

Lecture on heart health in Fairfield

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The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, second floor, Fairfield, will host the talk “Strategies for a Healthy Heart” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Dr. Stuart Zarich, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, will speak on heart disease risks, blood pressure and cholesterol and heart attack prevention. RSVY by Feb. […] [Read More]

Fairfield breast center hosts support group tonight

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a support group for women under 50 living and thriving with cancer today at 7 p.m. Groups meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month. For details, or to RSVP for tonight’s meeting, email mjvasquezphd@gmail. [Read More]
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Fairfield fitness centers host day of wellness for breast cancer patients

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On Jan. 21, seven area fitness centers will host a Day of Wellness, a breast cancer awareness event highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. Volunteers from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will distribute information on breast health, breast self-exams and cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Fairfield

American Cancer Society promotes Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Deaths from cervical cancer, once a leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, have dropped dramatically in the past several decades, but more can and should be done to prevent the disease. This is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society is highlighting the fact that the great majority […] [Read More]
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Event will raise money for Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

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The Winter Rose of Hope event to benefit Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull. The keynote speaker will be Colleen Reilly, a 9/11 survivor who teaches yoga the Norma Pfriem center in Fairfield. For more information, call […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer