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FOR RELEASE: 11/15/2012Contact: Jackie Keren, (203) 255-5300

Norma F. Pfriem Foundation Supports Christmas Tree Festival


Bridgeport, CT—Paul Miller, owner of Miller Nissan in Fairfield and a trustee of the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation, has always been a supporter of community organizations that make a difference to those in need. Two organizations that have been very important to him are The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center and Bridgeport Hospital.
Terry O’Connell, Cardinal Shehan Center; Paul Miller, Miller Nissan, and Trustee, The Norma F. Pfriem Foundation; Donna Twist; and Moira Sargent, President, Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival
Terry O’Connell, Cardinal Shehan Center; Paul Miller, Miller Nissan, and Trustee, The Norma F. Pfriem Foundation; Donna Twist; and Moira Sargent, President, Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival

When he learned that the Breast Care Center had been chosen as one of this year’s beneficiaries of the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, he wanted to do something to help make the Festival a success. On Nov. 9, he and the other trustees of the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation presented a check of $30,000 to Moira Sargent, president of the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival.

“This was a very unexpected and generous gift,” says Sargent. “The Foundation’s endorsement means a lot to us and our beneficiaries.”

Each year, the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival holds a holiday festival to benefit charities in Fairfield County. This year the festival committee chose two organizations, the Breast Care Center and the Cardinal Shehan Center. The two organizations will collaborate on a breast health outreach program. With the help of the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, they have been able to form a partnership more rapidly then they would have on their own.

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and 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. A member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers, 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 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 also has a satellite office on Park Avenue in Trumbull.

For more information call (203) 255-5300 or visit the Center on the web at www.bridgeporthospital.org/cancer/breast.


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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.