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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]
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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]
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Valley Goes Pink

Breast cancer awareness effort starts next week

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The kickoff for Griffin Hospital’s 5th Annual Valley Goes Pink will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Wellington’s Restaurant, 51 Huntington Ave., Shelton. The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, and […] [Read More]
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-Dr. Thomas Koobatian (left), Executive Director and Chief of Staff for New Milford Hospital accepts a check from John NeJaime (right), owner of New Milford Spirit Shoppe and NeJaime’s Wine and Spirits of New Milford.

Wine tastings raise funds for New Milford mammogram program

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This year more than $4,300 was raised by John NeJaime — owner of New Milford Spirit Shoppe and NeJaime’s Wine and Spirits — through wine tasting events to support breast care and low cost mammograms at New Milford Hospital. Since 2003, funds raised by NeJaime through the wine tasting events have totaled more than $53,000. […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

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]
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]

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]
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Tea to raise breast cancer awareness in Trumbull

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In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library System and the Trumbull Monroe Health District are sponsoring an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to0 4 p.m., at the Trumbull Library (in the Community Room), 33 Quality St., Trumbull. Nicole Larizza, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, […] [Read More]
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