October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s time for Pink Pledge, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s annual community-wide breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign. In addition to raising much needed funds for the patients and programs of the Breast Center, Pink Pledge helps spread the message that early detection is the best prevention.
I am proud to be on the board for this amazing organization that I have seen them help so many people and they are located right here on Beach Rd. Join the kick off this Friday, bring the family for a bounce house (kids under 4), concert, glow sticks, tattoos, balloons and more on the Sherman Green starting at 5:30!
Family Friendly activities are held all month in communities throughout Fairfield, Bridgeport, Milford, Trumbull and beyond. Businesses, schools, fitness gyms and restaurants participate.
We hope you can attend the Pink Pledge Community Kick Off Celebration on Friday, September 29 at the Sherman Green in Fairfield. Enjoy an evening of music, food and fun activities for the kids, while showing your support for the Breast Center. On October 7, the annual Stroll for Strength, presented with the City of Bridgeport, takes place at Bridgeport’s beautiful Seaside Park. Registration is $25. Form a team and walk with your family and friends or sponsor a patient.
You might not be aware, but the Breast Center screens over 1,000 women each year for breast cancer, at no charge to the patient. Public and private donations make it possible to care for patients who otherwise might not get their annual screening. There is a 1:8 chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. An annual mammogram can be life-saving!
Turning the Town PINK for October helps us raise awareness and much needed funds for patients that need financial support to obtain mammograms and to access treatment if they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Pink Pledge takes a village, and Fairfield MOMS is proud to support spreading the word about the Norma Pfriem Breast Center being an important facility right in our hometown.
For information on how to participate in Pink Pledge and show your support for the Breast Center’s work, please contact me, or Meghan McCloat at [email protected]