Bridgeport Hospital breaks ground on new office building

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Bridgeport Hospital broke ground today on a new 120,000-square-foot medical office building on its outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. At the same time, the hospital will open a new four-level, 450-space parking garage at the same site but actually located just across the town line in Bridgeport. The new garage will ensure that ample […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer, Trumbull
The Survivor Tent at Griffin Hospital’s 5K Walk-Run will feature giveaways, refreshments and information on support services for area cancer survivors.

Griffin hosts cancer care fundraiser

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Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting at 9 a.m. in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this event raises funds for patient needs at the Cancer Center, such as free transportation, wigs, cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Yale: Conventional surgery better for some lung cancer patients

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Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), will speak at a women's public health forum on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Connecticut Health I-Team, Yale sponsor women’s health forum

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The Connecticut Health I-Team, a news health and safety website (and Hearst Connecticut Media partner) in collaboration with the Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, is sponsoring a women’s health forum on the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment, led by a panel of experts in research, prevention and practice. […] [Read More]
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Visit a corn maze and help cancer research

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Plasko’s Farm Scarecrow Festival and corn maze, 670 Daniel’s Farm Road, Trumbull, and is visited year round by thousands of Connecticut residents and visitors each year.  For every ticket sold for the corn maze, Plasko’s donates $1 to St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound charity for cancer prevention, education, and support programs.  The SWIM’s 45 […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull
Tournament co-chair Nancy Bento, NPBCC President’s Council; speaker Sawyer Nessel; and tournament co-chair Donna T. Craft, NPBCC Advisory Board.

Tennis tournament raises $16,000 for breast center

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The Sept. 9 Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament netted over $16,000 for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s community outreach programs.  Over 60 women took part in the Tournament at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield.  Players came from Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Wilton, Stratford and Weston. People’s United Bank was the lead […] [Read More]
This "I Am Healed" necklace, created jewelry designer Mary Margrill, is being sold to raise money for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Necklace being sold to raise money for Bridgeport breast center

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In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — which is October — jewelry designer Mary Margrill, a pioneer in the world of jewelry for more than 20 years, is donating the proceeds from the sale of her “I Am Healed” necklace to Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center for their programs for women […] [Read More]
Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk-Run Race Director Christian Meagher, left, accepts a $5,000 sponsorship check from Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle.

Ansonia club helps sponsor Griffin cancer fundraiser

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The Ansonia Rod & Gun Club continued its generous support of the Annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run with a recent donation of $5,000 to be the event’s finish line sponsor. The donation was spearheaded by Ansonia Rod & Gun Club Treasurer Horace Behrle, who also serves as a Volunteer Ambassador […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, cancer, Derby
8-year-old Jack Barney donated money he raised selling lemonade to Praxair Cancer Center in Danbury.

Boy donates lemonade stand earnings to cancer center

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Eight-year-old Jack Barney, a third grader at Harwinton Consolidated School in Harwinton, recently contributed $14.88 to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital from proceeds he raised this summer by making and selling lemonade at his lemonade stand. Jack donated the proceeds he raised to purchase snacks for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Praxair […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Danbury

Pink Pop Up party organized by breast center

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center is sponsoring a Pink Pop Up Park Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 to benefit the center. Details of the party — including location — will be revealed on an upcoming invitation. For more information, call the breast center at 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer