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St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit in Bridgeport

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As part of breastcancer awareness month, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center mobile mammography unit will be at the Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-576-5500. [Read More]
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Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

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The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton
Dr. Denise Barajas, medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, has joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) in calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act.

DeLauro calls for national dense breast legislation

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) marked Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday by calling for passage of the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act. The bill, introduced by DeLauro last year, would help raise awareness of breast cancer risks, and the importance of appropriate screening. The act ensures the information that women and their health care […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby
Hawley Lane Shoes at 862 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton.

Mention Valley Goes Pink at Hawley Lane stores, get discount

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Throughout the month of October, Hawley Lane Shoes stores throughout the state are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Griffin Hospital’s the Valley Goes Pink campaign. All Hawley Lane patrons who mention the Valley Goes Pink this month will receive 10 percent off their purchases. The company will also give 10 percent of each purchase […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton
Bill Becker of Bridgeport died of breast cancer Sept. 17. He was involved in making a movie to raise awareness about breast cancer in men.

Advocate for men with breast cancer dies

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A Bridgeport man who worked to raise awareness about breast cancer in men reportedly died last month. Bill Becker, who was diagnosed in 2011, was involved in making a documentary, Times Like These, about men and breast cancer. A note on the film’s web site states “It is with deep sadness to share that Bill […] [Read More]

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]
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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]
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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
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]
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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