Jewelry Designer Donates Proceeds from Sales of Spiritually Inspired Necklace to Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fairfield , CT — In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, jewelry designer Mary Margrill, a pioneer in the world of jewelry for more than 20 years, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her “I Am Healed” necklace to the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center for their programs for women in need.  The Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center provides over 1,000 uninsured and underinsured women with financial assistance for breast care services each year, thanks to generous supporters.

The beautiful “I am Healed” necklace is part of a collection of works by the designer, best known as the creator of several lines of contemporary, spiritually inspired jewelry.  The piece was made with the intention of sparking one’s ability to visualize and manifest health as well as celebrating recovery.  

The necklace retails for $160, and with each purchase, 20% will be donated to support The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.  The piece, which is hand cast and engraved, can be ordered in sterling silver with pink sapphire; sterling silver with gold plate and pink sapphire; or special ordered in solid gold.  The necklace has been featured on Dancing with the Stars.  

“We are so grateful to Mary for lending her support to the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center and raising awareness of the disease during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” says Dr. Donna Twist, executive director of the Breast Care Center.  “The proceeds from the sale of her ‘I am Healed’ necklace will help women get the life-saving breast care services they so desperately need.”  

Margrill became acquainted with the NPBCC through her friend, Daneen Grabe, a longstanding member of the NPBCC’s President’s Council and Advisory Board and a supporter.  Grabe turned to Margrill when she was co-chairing the 2011 Rose of Hope Luncheon, the Center’s annual fundraiser.  Margrill created a pendant inscribed with “hope” to honor friends at the gala.  “It was lovely,” Grabe says.  “Mary’s pieces are so inspiring, and hope and inspiration mean a lot to women battling breast cancer.”   

For more information or to order an “I am Healed” necklace, visit http://www.marymargrill.com/i-am-healed.htm.  

Mary Margrill’s M² line and Mary Margrill Couture are worn by celebrities, yogis, transformational leaders, and the everyday hero.  Each handmade piece is created with exquisite attention to detail and quality combined with the intention to attract, manifest and cause a breakthrough in your biggest dreams and desires.  Mary Margrill's inspired pieces are where mantras and powerful affirmations meet beautifully streamlined designs.  

About the Norma Pfriem Breast Care CenterPart of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999.  One of only 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), 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.  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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