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10/18/2018 - Bridgeport to Host Stroll for Strength Breast Cancer Walk to Benefit Norma Pfriem Breast Center


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release 
October 18, 2018

For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos 203-576-7201
Dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov

Press Release

Bridgeport to Host Stroll for Strength Breast Cancer Walk to Benefit Norma Pfriem Breast Center
In Memory of Bridgeport Police Sgt. Jessica Tillson


Bridgeport, CT – The City of Bridgeport joined the Pink Pledge, a month-long campaign to support breast cancer awareness, and will host the Stroll for Strength breast cancer walk on Sunday, October 21st to benefit the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. The walk, which begins at Seaside Park, is dedicated to Police Sergeant Jessica Tillson, a 21-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, who passed away last year from breast cancer. The money raised will benefit the Breast Center’s patients, who come from Bridgeport and the surrounding communities.

Each year the Breast Center provides over 1,500 women with financial assistance because they have no insurance or high deductibles. The walk is part of the Breast Center’s Pink Pledge, a month-long, community-wide campaign to raise breast cancer awareness and support the charitable programs of Norma Pfriem Breast Center. Last year’s Pink Pledge raised over $150,000 for the Breast Center’s programs and services.

Registration for the walk is $20. Children 10 and under are free. To register, visit http://bphosp.convio.net/2018bptpp.

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