Tag Archives: breast cancer

State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-105), left, stands with Seymour resident Marci White, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, outside a public hearing in Hartford held by the legislature’s Public Health Committee Wednesday on a bill to study the high rate of breast cancer in Connecticut. –CONTRIBUTED

Conroy calls for study of breast cancer rate

HARTFORD — State Rep. Theresa Conroy (D-105) has introduced legislation to commission a study of breast cancer rates in Connecticut. Conroy became aware that the state ranks number two in…

Pete Hatzidimitriou, owner of Beacon Falls Pizza Palace, prepares a pizza during the ‘tip a firefighter’ fund-raiser Oct. 19.  The event raised money for organizations supported by Beacon Hose Company No. 1, including Boy Scouts, the Senior Center, scholarship funds, and food banks. Hatzidimitriou prepared a special porketta dinner for the event, while firefighters waited tables for tips. ‘We’re hoping to bring people in to help (the Pizza Palace) and help us,’ said Ken George, special events chair for the fire company.
Luminaries honor cancer survivors and victims  Monday night on the Town Green to kick off The Valley Goes Pink month.

Sen. Crisco hosting breast cancer specialist

HARTFORD — State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) will host Taiwanese breast cancer specialist Dr. Pai-Jung Huang at the Capitol next week. Huang is Medical Director of the Taipei…

Naugatuck resident Debbie Wilcox sits with her granddaughter Madison. Wilcox, the borough’s former dog warden, was diagnosed with lung cancer last fall and her daughter formed a team to participate in the Relay for Life of Cheshire June 10 to June 11.

Walking for a cure

For more than 20 years, Debbie Wilcox served Naugatuck as the borough’s dog warden until her retirement last July. Now, Wilcox’s daughter, Kelly Mento-Wilcox, is reaching out to the Naugatuck…

Dig Pink Night celebrates survivors

The Naugatuck volleyball team provides a platform for breast cancer survivors and helps raise money for those battling the disease.