Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hey Valley: Know Any Oustanding Women?

DERBY - The Valley Women's Health Initiative is seeking nominations of area women who have made positive contributions to the community to be honored at its Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute.
The luncheon and fundraiser will be from noon-2 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 6 at The Inn at Villa Bianca in Seymour. Over the past 15 years, more than 100 women from various walks of life who live or work in the Naugatuck Valley have been honored at this event.
Individuals, business leaders, and organizations are invited to submit nominations. Nominees should exemplify the multi-dimensional role women play in today's society as demonstrated by the contributions they have made to positively affect their community. Nominees must live or work in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, or Shelton.
Nomination forms are available on the Valley Women’s Health Initiative page on or by emailing Chris Cooper at Nominations must be submitted by Mon., Aug. 1.
Selected honorees and their nominator will attend the luncheon as guests of the Valley Women's Health Initiative. Reservations are $40 per person and will go on sale in August.
Sponsor opportunities and congratulatory advertisements in the luncheon’s souvenir program are available. Contact Dorothy Gandy at contact for information.
Proceeds are earmarked for the Valley Breast Health Care Fund, a donor-advised fund administered by the Valley Community Foundation.
Founded in 1999 with the support and leadership of Griffin Hospital, The Valley Women’s Health Initiative is comprised of members of the community working toward a common goal of improving women’s health and quality of life in the Valley. Its primary goal is to reach out to any person who cannot afford breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging costs and enable them to receive it.
Members of the committee include Co-Chairs: Kate Cosgrove and Dr. Stephanie Wain; Daun Barrett, Darlene Breving, Cary Carpino, Dolores Chew, Christine Cooper, Karen Cusick; Dorothy Gandy, Antonietta Hallet, Elizabeth Johnson, Lisa Kechijian, Peggy Marlowe, Frank Michaud, Mia Talamelli, Patricia Tarasovic, and Nancy Valentine.
To learn about the various ways you can help support the Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute, call Chris at 203-733-7266, Dorothy at 203-233-7639 or Kate at 203-888-3290.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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