American Cancer Society Regional Center receives grant from Pink Aid


Pink Aid members presented the American Cancer Society Regional Center with a check for $16,000. Shown, from left, are Trish Paliotta of Westport, Renee Mandis of Weston, Amy Katz of Westport, Deb Placey of Southport, Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Stamford, Gayle Alswanger of the American Cancer Society, Pam Olson of Westport; Amy Gross of Weston and Sara Williams of the American Cancer Society.

Breast cancer patients in lower Fairfield County will have additional resources at the American Cancer Society Regional Center C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Family Building in Norwalk due to to a $16,000 grant presented this week by members of Pink Aid, a new grant-based organization formed specifically to fund the efforts of organizations that provide compassionate care locally and beyond.

Housed inside the regional center, the Purdue Pharma Patient Resource Room and The Nicholas and Anita Mercede Family Quality of Life Center are known locally for providing knowledge and support for patients in treatment.  According to Sara Williams, area director of health initiatives for the American Cancer Society, the money from Pink Aid will provide additional resources there, including compression garments, bras and prostheses, available free of charge for breast cancer patients in need in our community.

Compassionate care for breast cancer patients in treatment is necessary to help patients get well and stay well. The American Cancer Society and Pink Aid welcomes the public to join together and make a real difference in the lives of women and their families, in and around our communities.

“We are honored to partner with a wonderful organization in our area,” said Andrew Mitchell Namdar about the grant presented to the American Cancer Society.

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