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Miller Nissan supports Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s Pink Pledge

Miller Nissan

Thursday, August 3, 2017

FAIRFIELD, CT (August 3, 2017) – Miller Nissan will support the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s Pink Pledge for a third year. Pink Pledge, held in October, is a month-long, community-wide campaign to raise funds for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s life-saving programs for women in need while promoting breast cancer awareness and early detection. Connecticut has the highest rate of breast cancer incidence in the country. Paul Miller, president of Miller Nissan and trustee of the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation, presented a check for $25,000 to Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, on Aug. 3.

Miller Nissan sponsors the “Pink Awareness” police car, which will be visible throughout the month of October. The Norma F. Pfriem Foundation is the Pink Pledge Corporate Awareness Sponsor.

Pink Pledge begins with a kickoff event Sept. 29 at Sherman Green in Fairfield. The evening starts with a Stroll for Strength, beginning at 5 pm at the breast center offices at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield. Patients, survivors, friends and family will walk to the Sherman Green for the Pink Pledge Kick-off before continuing the celebration at select downtown restaurants.

Pink Pledge activities take place through October, with individuals, schools, fitness centers, restaurants, businesses, town offices and many others taking the Pink Pledge by offering specials and hosting FUNdraisers, all to help raise awareness of breast cancer and support the charitable programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.

Fairfield businesses have pledged to support the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in October by offering special promotions and events to benefit the center.

More information is available at www.pinkpledge.org or on the Norma Pfriem Breast Center Facebook page (formerly Pink Pledge). If your business would like to participate in the Pink Pledge campaign, please contact Marlene Battista at [email protected].

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center has served more than 30,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999. One of only 300 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital, Trumbull 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 center 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 is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers. For more information call 203-255-5300 or visit the center at www.bridgeporthospital.org/cancer/breast.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community. www.bridgeporthospital.org

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