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Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]
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Joan Lunden will speak at fundraiser for Bridgeport Hospital breast center

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center has chosen the speaker for its 2015 Rose of Hope fundraiser luncheon earlier than usual, selecting breast cancer survivor and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden for the honor. Lunden recently announcemed that she has breast cancer, which was discovered via ultrasound. The TV personality had dense […] [Read More]
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Left to right:  Arlene Cummings with Geralyn Lucas.

Luncheon raises $85,000 for St. Vincent’s breast cancer services

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  The 19th Annual St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound’s  Breast Cancer Luncheon held at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn drew approximately 350 attendees. The event raised about $85,000 to help St. Vincent’s Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Cancer Center provide breast cancer screenings, education, holistic support, and financial assistance to underinsured women in our community. Keynote […] [Read More]
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NPBCC President’s Council member Kelly Scinto; NPBCC President’s Council member Brooke Bento; guest Nicole Tanon (Queens, NY); guest Mary Jo Greenwood (Stamford).

Pink Pop Up Party raises $22,000 for breast center

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The Oct. 16 Pink Pop Up Party, sponsored by Porsche of Fairfield, netted $22,000 for the patients and programs of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  The first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for fifteen years. The event, held […] [Read More]
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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]
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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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