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Luncheon raises $302,000 for breast care

Updated 6:18 am, Monday, August 13, 2012
  • Peter Oldershaw, JoAnn Keller and Manny Andrade of People's United Wealth Management, the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon's lead corporate sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, stand with actress Julie Bowen, third from left, during the event. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Peter Oldershaw, JoAnn Keller and Manny Andrade of People's United Wealth Management, the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon's lead corporate sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, stand with actress Julie Bowen, third from left, during the event. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, held in June at the Fairfield home of Patti and Tom Keegan, raised $302,000 and drew more than 500 people in support of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

The funds will be used to help the center provide screening, diagnostic and other services to women in need, including those without sufficient health insurance coverage, according to a news release.

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale-New Haven Health System, the center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since its founding in 1999. It is among 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the release states.

Diagnostic care and treatment provided at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations include 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 Fairfield office at 111 Beach Road also offers women's wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga and other patient support activities.

The center, which also has a satellite office in Trumbull, is a member of the National Consortium of Breast Care Centers. For information, call 203-255-5300 or visit

www.bridgeporthospital.org/cancer/breast.