The fourth annual goPINK fundraiser will be
held during the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to
raise funds for the Middlesex Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center.
the month, individuals can receive pink hair extensions and purchase t-shirts
for $20 each from local hair salons.
For the first time this year, a number of
other non-salon partners have come on board to help support goPINK. Twelve
salons and 15 other businesses are participating this year.
Marino and Ellie Gagnon, owners of EG Salon in Middletown, established this annual
fundraiser in 2010. Since that time, the event has raised more than $36,000 to
benefit the Comprehensive Breast Center.
are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support the goPINK fundraiser
provides to women in our community,” says Connie Branyan, Director of the
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center and Oncology Services. “The dedicated efforts
of everyone involved make a real difference for our patients."
Middlesex Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center is fully accredited — only the
third hospital in Connecticut to receive this national designation. The Center
provides a multidisciplinary, team-based, technologically advanced approach to
care. The program provides clinical, diagnostic and support to patients before,
during or after their services or treatment.