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The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will offer a free Pink Ribbon Pilates program for breast cancer survivors starting in June.

Griffin Hospital hosts Pilates program for breast cancer survivors

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The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will offer a free six-week Pilates program in June specifically designed for breast cancer survivors. Pink Ribbon Pilates is a gentle, staged program for breast cancer survivors who are six weeks post-operative or have received surgeon’s approval to begin therapeutic exercise. It can also be beneficial to […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby, General
Lorraine Megenis, Director of the William Raveis Charitable Fund and VP of Facilities & Purchasing, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Donna Twist, Vice President, Development and Executive Director, Norma Pfriem Breast Cancer Center; Meghan Raveis, Managing Director, William Raveis Charitable Fund; William Raveis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

Fairfield breast center gets $85,000 grant

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A grant of $85,000 from William Raveis Foundation will help individuals with a cancer diagnosis access navigation and support services at Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfreim Breast Center in Fairfield. Patients will have access to services regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Breast cancer treatment involves doctors from many disciplines who each contribute […] [Read More]
Rose of Hope Luncheon Tri-chairs (l-r):  Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; Daneen Grabe, owner of the Little Pub in Ridgefield and Wilton and a member of the Breast Center’s President’s Council and Advisory Board; and Linda Blackwell, a senior vice president of sales at William Raveis, president of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s President’s Council and chair of the Advisory Board.

15th anniversary of Bridgeport Hospital’s breast center

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  The 14th annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, takes place on June 11. This year the Rose of Hope Luncheon celebrates the Breast Center’s fifteenth anniversary of helping women in the community fight breast cancer. All proceeds benefit the Norma Pfriem’s programs and services for women in […] [Read More]
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Mammogram van to be at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport

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The St. Vincent’s Medical Center SWIM Across the Sound Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Webster Bank Arena concourse, 600 Main St. Bridgeport, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The latest American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women have a mammogram by age 40, and then every year thereafter. Mammograms […] [Read More]
Denise Barajas,  medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will start a series of free breast health presentations on April 10 with “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Breast health presentations at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host free breast health presentations and an expert panel discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on Thursday, April 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, radiology, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby
Hallie Fuchs and Alexandra Ambrosio co-chaired the Wooster School Catwalk for a Cure on February 6, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  L-r:  Hallie Fuchs; Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; and Alexandra Ambrosio.

Danbury students raise more than $10,000 for Bridgeport Hospital breast center

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  A high-energy committee of 40 high school students from the Wooster School in Danbury raised more than $10,000 for patient care programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in their second Catwalk for a Cure fashion show, held February 6.  The money will be used to provide breast care services, including mammograms, to women […] [Read More]
Nancy Church; Outreach Coordinator, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; Peter Gonzales of Zen Ride; and Jessica Gray, owner of Zen Ride.

More than 800 people attend breast center’s fitness event

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  Over 800 people attended the Jan. 21 Day of Wellness, a joint effort of seven area fitness centers. Volunteers from the Norma Pfriem Breast Center spoke to patrons about breast health, highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, […] [Read More]

Lecture on heart health in Fairfield

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The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, second floor, Fairfield, will host the talk “Strategies for a Healthy Heart” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Dr. Stuart Zarich, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, will speak on heart disease risks, blood pressure and cholesterol and heart attack prevention. RSVY by Feb. […] [Read More]