FOR RELEASE: 12/5/2011Contact: Jackie Keren, (203) 255-5300

Harpers of Fairfield helps Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Fine clothing retailer Harpers of Fairfield held its first 20-20 shopping night on Nov. 16, a benefit for The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Shoppers received 20 percent off all purchases and Harpers donated 20 percent of all sales to the Breast Care Center. More than 40 women and men came to the store on Black Rock Turnpike to support the Breast Care Center.

Gary Gold of Harper’s congratulates Sachi Rochlin of Easton (second from left) who won the grand prize chance drawing at Harper’s 20-20 shopping night, a benefit for The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Also pictured are Robin Righter (left) and Linda Blackwell (right) of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

“Many of our customers have been touched by breast cancer, and we wanted to help those who are struggling with the disease,” Gary Gold of Harper’s said. “Norma Pfriem was a great friend to this community, and our gift to the Breast Care Center is a way of honoring her.”

“We’re fortunate to have friends in the community who take it upon themselves to help our patients, especially during a difficult economy,” says Donna Twist, PhD, the Breast Care Center’s Executive Director and Vice President of Development. “Many of our patients have lost their jobs and health insurance or have insurance plans with burdensome deductibles. Thanks to Harpers, they’ll get the care they need.”

Sachi Rochlin of Easton won the grand prize chance drawing, an Oscar de la Renta jacket. Regina Madwed of Capital PhotoInteractive in Fairfield won one of two first prizes, a sterling silver necklace with a pink enameled ribbon and cubic zirconium.

Harpers sells fine clothing, jewelry and outerwear.

Part of The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital, The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 18,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999. A member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers, the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

The Breast Care Center office at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities. The Center has a satellite office on Park Avenue in Trumbull.

For more information call 203-255-5300 or visit the Center on the web at

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.