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Valley Goes Pink Offers Great Events for Great Cause this October

By Christian Meagher on 10/21/2020

The 11th Annual Valley Goes Pink Campaign invites the Lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding communities to enjoy a variety of events throughout October for a good cause.

The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort 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.

The following is a list of unique Valley Goes Pink fundraising events. For registration and more information, visit griffinhealth.org/vgp.

Pink Pop-up Party by Mary Kay, Oct. 22 – Mary Kay Rep. Donna Gentile will donate $1 for every $5 spent. This event will be hosted on Facebook and will feature giveaways with gift certificates and spa pampering packages.

Shine for Survivors, Oct. 24 from 6-9 p.m.  Enjoy live music – or live stream at home – by The Breakdown and “Survivor Singer” Nildaliz at the Quarry Walk, 300 Oxford Rd., in Oxford.

Pink Yoga with Kimmarie, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Outdoor yoga class to unwind and relax. Open to people of all ages and yoga abilities. Minimum suggested donation $25.

Team Tatas Virtual Trivia Night, Oct. 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Test your trivia knowledge for prizes. There will also be a prize for the "Best Pinked Out” team. Hosted by Best Trivia Ever. $20 per player.

Kindred Spirits & Wine, 395 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton - Get a free Valley Goes Pink wine tote with the purchase of 6 bottles or more, and 10% of purchase will benefit the cause.

Griffin Pharmacy & Gift, 130 Division St., Derby and Cancer Center Boutique, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby – All proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness face masks, hand sanitizers and insulated grocery totes will support the cause.

50/50 Online Raffle – Tickets are $5 each. Online purchases can be made until 5 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 23. The winning name will be drawn at the Shine for Survivors event on Sat., Oct. 24. Visit griffinhealth.org/pink for more information.

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.