The March 1 Catwalk for a Cure at Joel Barlow High School, a fundraiser for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, was captained by high school students Alyssa Babcock and Elizabeth Bobroske. The fashion show raised funds for breast care services, including mammograms, for women in need. L-r: Alyssa Babcock; Robin Righter, Development & Events Specialist, Norma Pfriem Breast Center; Teddy Bobroske, Webster Bank, Private Wealth Management, sponsor; and Elizabeth Bobroske.
Jen and Katy Hinkle and Kathy and Katie Saladin hosted a Cups of Care fundraiser in the Hinkle home on Saturday March 28. Katy Hinkle and Katie Saladin are high school freshmen who co-hosted a tea in 2014. The girls decorated the house with beautiful flowers and served pink cupcakes, fruit kebabs and chocolate dipped strawberries. Jen Hinckle made Pink Ribbon cookies as take home gifts for the girls. Amy Desel a survivor and member of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center's President's Council, spoke about the importance of supporting uninsured patients at the NPBC. The girls served pink raspberry tea punch made with tea provided by the Bigelow Tea Company.
Abby Righter and Kayla Goby hosted a Cups of Care tea party on March 29 to raise funds for patient care programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. Guests enjoyed freshly baked pink treats along with cups of tea donated by the Bigelow Tea Company. The girls also decorated mugs that will be given to patients receiving chemotherapy.
Members of the Gym at Southport Athletic Club donated over $145 to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center (NPBC) in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The funds will be used for the NPBC’s services to women in need. Pictured left to right: Tim Taylor and Kimberly Fox of the Gym at Southport Athletic Club with Linda Blackwell, Chair, Advisory Board, Norma Pfriem Breast Center.
Brothers Colin and Dylan Bauer, with their friend Michael Trovarelli, sold rainbow bracelets to their Stratford schoolmates to raise money for the “pink cancer.” The boys, students at the Chapel School, raised $230, nearly double the amount they raised in 2013. Pictured left to right: Dylan Bauer, Nancy Church, NPBC Outreach Coordinator, Collin Bauer and Michael Trovarelli.
Dr. Donna Twist was honored for her work caring for breast cancer patients in a ceremony on December 19 at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center. Carol Jakab presented a gift to the breast center in recognition of Dr. Twist, who had cared for Carol's friend when she was diagnosed with the disease. Left to right: Steve Jakab, president, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, Dr. Donna Twist, executive director, Norma Pfriem Breast Center, and Bill Jennings, CEO, Bridgeport Hospital.
Fourteenth annual WPLR/Mike Lapitino Golf Classic to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, at Oxford Greens in Oxford. Pictured are Mike Lapatino, WPLR; Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director, NPBC; and Steve Jakab, President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, with the staff at WPLR/Connoisseur Media.
Runner Tom Keegan completed the New York City Marathon in just over four hours and raised over $115,000 for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. He was honored by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, at a November 5 dinner at their Washington home, honoring 100 survivors and people who like Tom help raise money to support breast cancer patients and the search for a cure.
Paul Miller, a trustee of the Norma Pfriem Foundation, presents a check of over $2 million for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center and the Norma Pfriem Cancer Institute. Pictured left to right: Steve Jakab, President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation; Paul Miller, Miller Nissan and Norma Pfriem Foundation; and Donna Twist, Executive Director and VP Development, Norma Pfriem Breast Center.
Trevor Crow (l), host and co-producer and Jill Fitzburgh (r), co-producer, of the “Step It Up for Fall” fashion/style inspiration party held at the Delamar Southport Hotel on September 23, 2014 pictured with Champagne Joy (c-r) of TV’s Cancerland and one of the event models, presented Dr. Donna Twist (c-l), Executive Director, The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center/VP Development, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, with a donation to the NPBCC .
Bilingual educator Alicia Berry at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, talking to women about breast cancer and scheduling them for breast exams.
Karen O’Neil: 2014 Rose of Hope Patient Speaker Karen O’Neil, from Milford, reflects on her experiences at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.
Paul Miller & Donna Twist: Paul Miller, president of Miller Nissan of Fairfield, presents executive director and vice president of development Donna Twist, PhD, with a check on behalf of the Norma Pfriem Foundation. Paul was also the recipient of the 2014 Rose of Hope Award.
Rancics & DeMattias: Television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic with sponsor Connie DeMattia of the DeMattia Charitable Foundation at the 2014 Rose of Hope Luncheon.
Rancics & Keegans: Television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic with Patti and Tom Keegan at the 2014 Rose of Hope Luncheon.
Bill & Giuliana Rancic: 2014 Rose of Hope Luncheon keynote speakers, television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic.
L-R: Robin Righter, Event Coordinator, Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center; Donna Pfrommer, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Volunteer Engagement, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County; Hallie Fuchs; and Erica Simpson, Volunteer Engagement Manager, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.
Three generations of the Sullivan family hosted a Cups of Care teen tea party on March 2 with over 50 middle school students and their adult family members attending. Proceeds from the tea benefit the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center’s programs for women in need. For more info about the tea parties, call (203) 255-5300.
The first Cups of Care teen tea party was held on February 22 at the home of Jen and Katie Hinkle and co-hosted by Kathy and Katie Saladin. The mother-daughter teams made their famous pink Hinkle Twinkle cookies as well as crustless sandwiches, and served them with Bigelow teas, courtesy of the Bigelow family. Proceeds from the teas benefit the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center’s programs for women in need.
Tired of snow days and looking for something to do, these four grade schoolers put themselves to work to help others in the community! In a few hours they raised $140 for breast cancer patients. From left to right: Abby Righter (8 years old), Lucas Coleman (9), Ethan Righter (9) and LJ Coleman (10).
The Sacred Heart University Women's Volleyball took on Hofstra in a "Digg Pink" Match to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. Informational packets on breast health were distributed to all students who attended. Money raised was donated to the NPBCC.
Easton Catwalk for a Cure - Pictured here: Elizabeth Bobroske, Alyssa Babcock and Becky McCain