Nov 212012

Before the Turkey and all the fixin’s get your pancake breakfast.

Chip’s Family Restaurants in Orange and Fairfield will be holding a pancake fundraiser on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center of Bridgeport Hospital.  The fundraiser takes place from 6 – 11 a.m.  The cost is $10 per person for 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, bacon and coffee.

All proceeds, including tips donated by staff members, will go to the Breast Care Center in support of their breast health programs for women with financial need.

Chip’s owner George Chatzopoulos said he wanted to help the community however he was able.  “Many of our customers in Fairfield County have been touched by breast cancer, and we wanted to help those who are struggling with the disease,” he said.

“We’re fortunate to have friends in the community who take it upon themselves to help our patients, especially during a difficult economy,” says Donna Twist, Ph.D., the Breast Care Center’s executive director.  “Many of our patients have lost their jobs and health insurance or have insurance plans with burdensome deductibles.  Thanks to Chip’s, they’ll get the care they need.”

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999.  One of only 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

The Breast Care Center office at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities.  The Center has a satellite office on Park Avenue in Trumbull.  The Center is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers.  For more information call (203) 255-5300 or visit the Center on the web at www.bridgeporthospital.org/cancer/breast.

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