Day of Wellness Attracts 800

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fairfield — Over 800 people attended the January 21 Day of Wellness, a joint effort of seven area fitness centers.  Volunteers from the Norma Pfriem Breast Center spoke to patrons about breast health, highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers.  The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, the first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for fifteen years.

Amanda Mason, a member of the Breast Center’s President’s Council and a survivor, was among the volunteers, answering questions.  “I feel it’s important to get the message out about the benefits of exercise and eating well…  Even a little can make a difference and get you moving in the right direction.”  

Raffles were held throughout the day.  Karin Lewis won a personally designed, 1 1/2 hour yoga session with Colleen Reilly, a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and master integrative coach professional with practices in Fairfield and Ocean Grove, New Jersey, with a value of $125.

Patti Jonker won a 1 hour body massage with Karen Pirhalla, a massage therapist and Reiki master practicing in Fairfield, with a value of $75.

Eve Lashar won a five spin-ride package from Zen Ride with a value of $85.

The event took place from 8:00 a.m. - noon and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • The Edge-Fairfield
  • Fit Club-Fairfield
  • The Gym at Southport Athletic-Southport
  • Zen Ride-Fairfield
  • Bar Method-Fairfield
  • Get In Shape for Women-Fairfield
  • Punch the Sky Fitness-Fairfield

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center has served more than 25,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999.  One of only 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NPBC), 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 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.  The Center is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers.  For more information call 203.255.5300 or visit online.

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.

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