Media Contact: Ken Roberts, Director of Communications (203) 732-7432


Valley Women's Health Initiative Seeks "Women Making a Difference"

Jun 17 2011

DERBY, CT - The Valley Women's Health Initiative is seeking nominations for "outstanding women" who have made positive contributions to the community. Award winners will be recognized on October 6, 2011 at the 11th annual "Women Making a Difference in the Valley" luncheon and fundraiser. The event is slated to take place at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.

Over the past 10 years, 70 women from various walks of life who live or work in the Valley have been honored. Individuals, business leaders, and organizations alike 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 one of the Valley towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Naugatuck.

Nominations should be submitted by July 30, 2011. To request a nomination form, call Dorothy at 203-732-7431or email Selected honorees and their nominator will be invited to attend the Women Making a Difference in the Valley luncheon as guests of the Valley Women's Health Initiative. Luncheon reservations will go on sale in August.

The Valley Women's Health Initiative is a coalition of health agencies, community leaders, and volunteers, from the Valley community working toward the common goal of addressing and improving women's health issues including breast cancer awareness and heart disease.

Proceeds from the luncheon are earmarked for the Griffin Hospital/Valley Breast Care Fund, established in 2001 to ensure that no person, regardless of age or socio-economic condition, is denied screening mammograms or diagnostic testing for breast cancer.