The Valley Goes Pink! is celebrating its sixth annual campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer with a variety of fundraising events throughout the month of October.
The grassroots, community-wide effort is geared to increase awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital and to celebrate the charitable spirit of the region’s businesses and organizations.
For more information about “going pink” and joining the campaign visit griffinhealth.org/pink or contact the Griffin Hospital Development Fund at 203.732.7504, Jodi Dawley at 203-521-2233 or email@example.com, or Sue Petrizzo at 203-400-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following 'pink' events have been scheduled:
Thursday, Oct. 8 marks the Young Emerging Professionals’ “Pinktober Fest” from 6-8 p.m. at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen, 557 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. The event will feature a variety of craft brews, specialty pink drinks, games and prize drawings, and more. For more information, visit the Young Emerging Professionals on Facebook www.facebook.com/CTYEP or contact the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at 203.925.4981 or www.greatervalleychamber.com.
Monday, Oct. 12 is the Yuengling Pinkling Beerfest from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wellingtons Restaurant, 51 Huntington Plaza, Shelton. Presented by Star Distributors, this event offers a tasting of Yuengling beers and a Pinkling menu featuring German specialties. Proceeds from the beer sales will support the campaign.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 is Pink Trivia Night at 7 p.m. at Caloroso Eatery & Bar, 100 Center St., Shelton. A $20 donation includes an evening of trivia, prizes, pizza and soft drinks. For reservations, call Jodi Dawley at 203-521-2233.
Saturday, Oct. 24 is The Social Convention Goes Pink event from 6-11 p.m. at River Rock Tavern, 5 Main St, Derby. The band Social Convention hits the stage at 8 p.m. at this event featuring food and prizes. Cover charge is $10.
Monday, Oct. 26 marks The Valley Goes Pink Wrap-up Celebration Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. at Wellingtons Restaurant, 51 Huntington Plaza, Shelton, to close out the month’s festivities and to celebrate its success. For more information and to make your reservation, call 203-414-8851.
The Valley Goes Pink is sponsored by WPLR, Hearst Media, Spector Furniture and Real Estate Two.