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Save The Date For The Town’s Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony

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Oct 102017
 

The town will host its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink Ribbon Wreath Ceremony at Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this brief, yet touching ceremony honoring Orange resident, cancer survivor Barbara Tonucci, who will place a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of town hall.

Past Honorees include Debbie Davis, Joanne Choiniere, and Angela Booth.

Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those men and women who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Cards will be sold and hung in the town hall to benefit Susan G. Komen Connecticut. When you make a $5 monetary contribution you may dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

Town To Hang Pink Ribbon Wreath Today

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Oct 192016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-6-36-44-pmThe public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, on Wednesday,  October 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.

The Town will be honoring one individual this year: Joanne Choiniere, an Orange resident. Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer. 

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit  Susan G. Komen Connecticut.  Please make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ceremony Today In Orange

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Oct 212015
 

IMG_5738The public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, October 21, at 2 p.m.

The Town will be honoring Orange resident Jennifer Alfaro this year. Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit Susan G. Komen Connecticut. Please make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

 

Originally Published on: Sep 16, 2015 @ 00:00

Second Publishing on: Oct 7, 2015 @ 14:40

Thea Torrenti Honored at Orange Ceremony on Monday

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Oct 212014
 

Thea Torrenti and her family.

Thea Torrenti and her family.

For more than a decade, the town of Orange has been observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with what I call the Pink Ribbon Wreath Ceremony. 

Click link for a VIDEO of this event

Town resident, Anita Pol crafted a straw wreath festooned with little pink ribbons on which safety pins are attached so they can be removed and worn by anyone who would like to show their support for survivors and victims of breast cancer. 

Each year, even as she grows older, Anita still replenishes the ribbons so the wreath that adorns the front door at Town Hall is full and beautiful and ready to share with the public. 

The Pink Ribbon Wreath Ceremony grew over the years to include cancer survivors from Orange as the honorees, usually one person who shared her story (Angela Booth and Debbie Davis are among the past honorees), but a few years ago several honorees, including a man, were chosen to share what they’d endured from discovery to treatment and some, being declared cancer free. 

The 2014 honoree is Thea Torrenti, who, in 2007 was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer after her sister insisted she go for her first mammogram. 

Thea said early detection is key, a positive attitude and a good support team are what got her through. Last year she again was diagnosed with cancer, but instead of letting it get her down, she said, “I forged ahead, knowing I would get through this.”

First Selectman Jim Zeoli read a proclamation, then Thea and Karen Goldberg hung the wreath on the front door. 

This year’s ceremony was well attended, with Thea’s family support group, her fellow survivors from the “Boob Crew,” State Rep. Paul Davis, Town Hall employees, and several residents.

The First Selectman’s office and Town Clerk’s Office are accepting donations and selling items to benefit the Susan G Komen Cancer Organization.

 

 

Town Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Oct 242013
 

Tammy Trantales opens the ceremony at Town Hall.

Tammy Trantales opens the ceremony at Town Hall.

On Wednesday afternoon, dozens of townspeople gathered in front of the Orange Town Hall for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness ceremony.

In THIS VIDEO Tammy Trantales Opens the Ceremony.

In THIS VIDEO First Selectman Jim Zeoli reads the official proclamation.

Town Will Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 23

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Oct 232013
 

breast-cancer-awareness1-225x300The public is invited to join with the Town of Orange to once again participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by placing a pink ribbon wreath on the front door of the Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

The Town will be honoring one individual this year:  Christine “Chrissy” Varholak, an Orange resident and Kindergarten teacher at Mary L. Tracy School. Anyone wishing to do so may take a pink ribbon from the wreath to honor those who have survived as well as those who have succumbed to breast cancer.

Pink ribbon cards will be sold and hung in Town Hall to benefit  Susan G. Komen Connecticut.  Please make a $5 monetary contribution and dedicate your donation to those who have survived breast cancer and those who have not.

 

Originally Published on: Oct 8, 2013 @ 11:42