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Help Paint the Valley Pink this October

By Lisa Seaberg on 9/19/2012

DERBY, CT (September 19, 2012) - The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to increase awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital and celebrate the charitable spirit of the Valley’s businesses and organizations.

The following is a list of unique Valley Goes Pink fundraising events. For more information on how you can "go pink," visit the Griffin Hospital website at www.griffinhealth.org/pink or contact the Griffin Hospital Development Fund at 203.732.7504 or cevans@griffinhealth.org.

Every Wednesday in October is “Percent for Pink Day” at The Original Antonio's, 314 Main Street, Ansonia. Owner Chris Setaro will donate 10 percent of all sales to The Valley Goes Pink.

Through October 31 James Heating Oil, at 326 Derby Ave., Derby, will donate $1 for every grill tank refill. Call (203)736-2566 or visit www.jamesheatingoil.com.

On October 1 Wellington’s Restaurant, 51 Huntington Ave., Shelton, will host “Wellington’s Waiters Go Pink” starting at 5 p.m. Valley Goes Pink Committee members will wait on tables and collects tips.

October 4 marks The 12th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Luncheon, from noon-2 p.m. at Grassy Hill Lodge, Derby. Hosted by the Valley Women's Health Initiative, proceeds from the luncheon are earmarked for the Griffin Hospital/Valley Breast Care Fund. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, call 203.732.7431.

On October 7 Ari Bella Restaurant, 66 Huntington St., Shelton, will host a “Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting” from 2-5 p.m. For more information, call Pat at 203.926.2478 or Sue at 203.926.1122.

October 11 marks the “Young Emerging Professionals' Pinktober Fest” from 5-8 p.m. at Molto Bene at John J. Sullivan's Restaurant, 557 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. The event will feature a variety of craft brews, wine and scotch tastings, raffles, and more. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, visit the Young Emerging Professionals on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTYEP or contact the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at 203.925.4981 or www.greatervalleychamber.com.

October 18 marks the Valley Goes Pink Scotch Tasting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at LaSala Banquet Hall, 79 High Street, Derby (by the Sons of Italy Club). Diageo's Master of Whiskey L.J. Heffernan, will share the pleasures and complexities of blended scotches and single malts, including Johnnie Walker Blue. Registration is $60 before Oct. 11 and $70 after or at the door. Register at www.griffinhealth.org/pink or 203.732.7504.

On October 25 Jesse Camille’s Restaurant, 615 North Church St., Naugatuck, will host “Waiters Go Pink” starting at 5 p.m. Naugatuck “luminaries” wait on you, and all tips go to the cause.

October 21 marks two cut-a-thons:

  • Capelli Salon, 131 Main Street, Derby, will host its event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Make an appointment at 203.732.1977.
  • Hair After Salon, 522 Huntington Ave., Shelton will host its cut-a-thon from 12–4 p.m. Call 203.929.6361 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

On October 30 Valley Goes Pink will host a “Wrap Up Celebration” at Il Palio Restaurant, 5 Corporate Drive, Shelton to wrap up the month’s festivities and to celebrate our success. Tickets are $15. Following event, participants can take advantage of a special $20.12 menu in the restaurant.

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