A big thank you to the individuals and businesses who contributed to this year’s Rose of Hope Luncheon, held in June at the beautiful estate of Patti and Tom Keegan in Greenfield Hill. We had an amazing turnout! Over 600 people came out to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center and support our programs for women in need.

Our sponsors were especially generous this year. Thanks to them, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of women and their families. They are: the DeMattia Charitable Foundation, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Land Rover Milford.

We would also like to thank our keynote speaker Joan Lunden, family representative Loryne Atoui-Laham, and Rose of Hope Award honoree Mike Lapitino of WPLR.

We are grateful to everyone in the community who helped make this year’s Rose of Hope Luncheon a big success. You generosity means we can continue to serve women and their families and save lives!

Linda Blackwell,


Daneen Grabe,


Donna Twist,

vice president development/executive director

Kim Meier,

special program chairwoman

Cindy Citrone,

special program chairwoman