Wooster School Students Hit the Catwalk for Breast Cancer

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fairfield -- A high-energy committee of 40 high school students from the Wooster School in Danbury raised over $10,000 for patient care programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in their second Catwalk for a Cure fashion show, held February 6.  The money will be used to provide breast care services, including mammograms, to women in need.  

The show was the idea of two seniors, Alexandra Ambrosio of Brewster and Hallie Fuchs of Fairfield, who wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer in their community.  The committee worked for months to organize the event.  Over 175 people attended.   

Several local businesses contributed to making the evening a success.  Students modeled clothing from Splash of Pink, Dress Code, Banana Republic, Sam Edelman, South Moon, Under the Gap and Francesca’s.  

“The kids really went all out,” said Robin Righter, Development Coordinator at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.  “We are so lucky to have committed young women and men working on our behalf.”

Each year, several area high schools hold a Catwalk for a Cure to benefit breast care services at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.  The series began in Fairfield and has spread to Easton, Weston and Trumbull.

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma Pfriem Breast 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 (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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