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FOR RELEASE: 1/5/2012Contact: Jackie Keren, (203) 255-5300

Turner Construction Golf Tournament benefits Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

A Turner Construction Company Foundation-sponsored golf tournament has raised $10,000 for The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. This is the company’s sixth golf tournament and the first to support the Breast Care Center’s programs and services for the underserved. The company gives almost exclusively to cancer causes, including those like the Breast Care Center that aid in patient treatment. The Breast Care Center provides free and affordable breast care services to women with financial need.

Left to right: Steve Jakab, President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation; George Zinser and Kris Harrison, Turner Construction; Donna Twist, Executive Director, The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center; and Sarah Garner and Rusty Hirst, Turner Construction.

“The Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center’s commitment to providing their patients with comprehensive care in a warm and comfortable environment was visible in everyone we met and everything we saw,” says Rusty Hirst, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction’s Connecticut Office. “We are very pleased to be able to support such great work.”

Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF. For more information, visit Turner's website at

The company has a long history of community involvement and outreach at the local level and support and development of national initiatives such as YouthForce 2020 and the Ace Mentor program.

“Turner Construction Company has done so much for local charities,” says Donna Twist, PhD, the Breast Care Center’s Executive Director and Vice President, Development. “We’re lucky to have such a community-minded company so close to home. Our patients will benefit from their generosity.”

Part of The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital, The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 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

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