The Valley Women's Health Initiative will honor women from Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton at the 17th
Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute Luncheon and Breast
Cancer Fundraiser on Thursday, October 5 from noon-2 p.m. at the Inn at Villa
Bianca, 312 Roosevelt Drive, Seymour.
The tribute recognizes outstanding
women who have made positive contributions to the community and have
demonstrated significant achievement in their fields of endeavor, both
professional and volunteer.
This year’s honorees are: Jodi Dawley, of
Shelton, Donna Hayes, of Derby, Tammy Link, of Ansonia, Sheryl Riley, of
Shelton; Karen Spargo, of Seymour, and Dawn Supranovich, of Seymour. Liz
Kennard of Comcast will host this year’s event.
Proceeds from the event benefit the
Valley Breast Health Care Fund. Established in 2001, this fund is an effort to
ensure that no person, regardless of age or socio-economic condition, is denied
screening mammograms or diagnostic testing for breast cancer.
Supporters are encouraged to become
Make a Difference and Pink Ribbon sponsors by donating for an ad in the program
booklet. Ad prices range from $30 for a business card-sized ad to $1,000 or
more to become a “Make a Difference” sponsor, which offers a reserved table for
10 at the Luncheon, a full-page ad, and recognition as event sponsor on all
Tickets for the event are $40 per
person. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 28.
To purchase a ticket or to make a
donation, call 203-734-6945, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send mail to N.
Valentine, 18 Farrell Drive, Ansonia, CT 06401. To become a sponsor of the
event or to place a congratulatory ad, call 203-233-7639 or email
The luncheon is sponsored by the Women’s Health Initiative in conjunction with Griffin Hospital, The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and Bigelow Tea of Fairfield.
The Women’s Health Initiative, co-chaired by
Kate Cosgrove, of Oxford, and Dr. Stephanie Wain, of Griffin Hospital, is
comprised of members of the community working toward a common goal of
addressing and improving women’s breast health issues. Committee members
include Darlene Breving, of Oxford; Cary Carpino, of Derby; Dolores Chew, of
Beacon Falls; Christine Cooper, of Seymour; Karen T. Cusick, of Woodbridge;
Dorothy Gandy, of Naugatuck; Antonietta Hallet, of Southbury; Elizabeth
Johnson, of Oxford, Lisa Kechijian, of Derby, Peggy Marlowe, of Hamden, Francis
Michaud, of Ansonia, Patricia Tarasovic, of Oxford and Nancy Valentine, of
Ansonia. Committee membership is open to all interested persons.