Breast cancer support group in Milford

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday Aug. 6. For information […] [Read More]
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Breast Center reaccredited

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has been reaccredited by the prestigious National Accreditation Program for Breast Center for meeting high standards in patient care quality, patient and staff education and other important areas. The accreditation covers the Breast Care Center’s locations at Bridgeport Hospital and in Fairfield. The National Accreditation Program for Breast […] [Read More]
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Breast Cancer Center ‘Tickled Pink’ to host gala

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center, a not-for-profit organization in Connecticut providing post-treatment support and education to survivors and their families, is celebrating its 15th anniversary of service to the community. Tickled Pink, a gala evening of dinner and dancing, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Branson Hall, Christ and Holy Trinity […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Westport
Linda Blackwell is the new chair of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board

Breast center board names new chair

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Linda Blackwell of Fairfield assumes the chairmanship of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center Advisory Board effective immediately.  In addition, she will serve as president of the center’s President’s Council. Blackwell replaces chair Beth Davis, who died May 31 at age 57. Blackwell, a Fairfield County native, is a senior vice president of sales […] [Read More]

Quilt meant to inspire donations to breast center

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A quilt made in memory of a Tina Burbank, who died from complications from metastatic breast cancer in July 2013,  is being used to raise money for the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center’s programs for women in need.  The quilt, made by Rye, N.Y. resident Noreen Graham, was presented to Burbank’s daughters Madeline and Katherine […] [Read More]
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Noreen Graham (third from right) presents a quilt made in honor of Tina Burbank to Tina’s daughters Madeline and Katherine (far right).  Also pictured, Donna Johnson (far left), Tina’s sister, and Lynne Taikowski (second from left) of the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center’s Advisory Board.

Cups of Care raise money for breast cancer program

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Fairfield County students from second to ninth grade raised over $10,000 for patient care programs at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center  through a series of mother-daughter teas held in March and April.  Eight parties were organized by students and their moms who created decorations, prepared treats and served teas donated by the Bigelow […] [Read More]
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Members of the Derby and Ansonia High School Girls Softball teams recently presented a $3,200 donation to The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital. Pictured from left, Ansonia High Athletic Director Anthony Piccolo, Ansonia High Softball Captains Kirsten Langrieger and Grace Keener, Ansonia High Softball Head Coach Tim Pedevillano, Lori DiMartino, Derby High Softball Head Coach Joe DiMartino, Asst. Coach Jenn Moffat, Derby High Softball Captains Shelby Mendillo, Rachel Rizzo, Shyanne Garofalo, and Gabrielle Greenhill, and Derby High Athletic Director Joe Orazietti.

Softball game raises $3,200 for Griffin breast center

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A game between the Derby and Ansonia High School softball teams raised $3,200 for The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby.Organized by long-time Griffin Hospital employee and Derby High School Softball Coach Joe DiMartino, the May 17 fundraiser was held in honor of his wife, Lori, a breast cancer survivor. The […] [Read More]
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Milford breast cancer support group

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Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday July 2. Call Milford Hospital, […] [Read More]
Keynote speakers Bill and Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, share their story during the Rose of Hope luncheon Friday, June 13, 2014, at the home of Patti and Tom Keegan in Fairfield.

A stick in the mud at the Rose of Hope

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As you may know, I attended Friday’s Rose of Hope luncheon to raise money for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, which took place at the Fairfield home of Tom and Patti Keegan. It was a lovely event, featuring a heartwarming, candid keynote address by TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic  and I […] [Read More]

Bill and Giuliana Rancic speaking today in Fairfield

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  Today is the Rose of Hope luncheon, the major fundraiser for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer. This year’s speakers are  E! personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The pair have their own reality show on E! and Giuliana  is the anchor of E! News, co-star of E!’s  Fashion Police team and is a […] [Read More]