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Komen to hold Zumba fundraiser

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Susan G. Komen is partnering with Club 24 to host the world’s largest Zumba® Fitness class. The event will be held on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Western Connecticut State University, exit 4 off I84, west-side campus at the football stadium. The Zumba class will run from 9:30 to 10:20. Parking will […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s hosts service for those lost to cancer

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St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting its 17th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. The service is sponsored by Miriam Raubvogel in memory of her sister Linda Waterman and the Waterman family. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is free of […] [Read More]
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More than 500 runners and walkers took part in the Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run last year, raising over $60,000 for the Center’s patient support programs. This year’s Walk/Run is set for Oct. 18.

Griffin sponsors Cancer Care 5K in fall

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Griffin Hospital invites individuals and families to join the more than 500 walkers and runners expected to support local cancer patients at the 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this non-competitive event […] [Read More]
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Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday Aug. 6. For information […] [Read More]
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William Rutkauskas of Shelton won a gift card at Family Fun Day sponsored by Griffin Hospital.

Shelton men win big at Griffin event

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Michael Madison and William Rutkauskas, both of Shelton, were the big winners at the June 28 Men’s Health Day event sponsored by Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men campaign. Madison won the raffle for a new Char-Broil grill while Rutkauskas took home the $200 Family Fun Day gift card for the Sports Center of Connecticut. […] [Read More]

Yale study: Aggressive tumors turn off cancer-fighting genes

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A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors. According to a news release from Yale, the findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, suggest that this gene silencing process could be interrupted to increase the chances that aggressive tumors […] [Read More]

Breast Center reaccredited

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has been reaccredited by the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Center for meeting high standards in patient care quality, patient and staff education and other important areas. The accreditation covers the Breast Care Center’s locations at Bridgeport Hospital and in Fairfield. The National Accreditation Program for Breast […] [Read More]
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Breast Cancer Center ‘Tickled Pink’ to host gala

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut providing post-treatment support and education to survivors and their families, is celebrating its 15th anniversary of service to the community. Tickled Pink, a gala evening of dinner and dancing, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Branson Hall, Christ and Holy Trinity […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital provides genetic counseling

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute and Yale Cancer Center provide monthly genetic counseling services by appointment, including Wednesday, July 16, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave. in Trumbull. Services are provided by a certified genetic counselor. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-764-8400. [Read More]
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Look Good … Feel Better in Bridgeport

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Look Good … Feel Better is an American Cancer Society program helps women with cancer improve their appearance and self-image through hands-on beauty techniques. It will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the Operations Conference Room, first floor, Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St. To register, call 888-357-2396. [Read More]
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