Pop Up Party nets $22,000 for breast care center


Seth Olson of Fairfield, Jessica Kutcher, Chelsea Tracy and Dwayne Anderson attened the Pink Pop Up Party benefiting the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Pink Pop Up Party, sponsored by Porsche of Fairfield, netted $22,000 for the patients and programs of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

The first free-standing, community-based breast care center in Connecticut, it has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for 15 years.

The event, held at Sono Studios in Norwalk on Oct. 16, featured the music of DJ Nomad NYC.

Champagne Joy, producer and director of television’s Cancerland and a breast cancer survivor, spoke at the event about her journey and the importance of the breast center’s programs for women in need, including the Medically Underserved Initiative, which provides financial assistance to uninsured and u
nderinsured women.

More than 1,000 women receive free screening and diagnostic services through the Initiative each year, making it the largest program in the area.

The winner of the Like the Look contest, Thomas Zezima, raised more than $2,000 for the breast center. He was styled by Mitchell’s of Westport and won a weekend with a Porsche from Porsche of Fairfield.

The event was co-chaired by Brooke Bento of Fairfield, NPBCC President’s Council member and community volunteer; and Robin Righter, NPBCC development and events coordinator.

They received help from committee members Linda Blackwell, NPBCC Advisory Board chair; Dana Scinto Colangelo, NPBCC President’s Council member; and Kelly Scinto, NPBCC President’s Council member.

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