Posts Tagged ‘ cancer ’

New full service HOCC cancer center slated for May opening

February 20, 2015
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Finishing touches are being made to the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institue at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, above. The facility, located on the border of Plainville and New Britain is expected to open in May.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut will be a full outpatient service center for a wide range of cancer patients on the Plainville-New Britain town line. The cancer institute, which will have its grand opening in May, will offer treatment for the four most common…

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Zumba studio to host a cancer walk

October 13, 2014
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Last year’s participants gather for a photo outside following the event.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Cardio Party Fitness Studios in Southington is hosting its second annual “Walk for a Cure” on Sunday, Oct. 19. This year, the 5-K walk will start at the Southington Volunteer Fire Dept., Engine Co, No. 3 at 35 Clark St., in Milldale. Cardio Party Fitness Studios Owner Sandra Dizenzo said…

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Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

October 8, 2014
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Pink Hair Extensions for Breast Cancer 2

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month. All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month…

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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

September 25, 2014
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Dogs will have various activities to participate in during the Bark for Life event.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three years ago, the American Cancer Society invited Southington’s Relay for Life group to establish a…

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Southington relay celebrates heroes

June 6, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Those involved with Southington’s Relay for Life kept on the track all night long.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Jean Rose, being a hero means helping other people. A breast cancer survivor of 12 years, Rose found strength from the friends and family who supported her during her diagnosis. “Anybody that helps anyone else is a hero,” said Rose. “Helping others is what it’s all about.” During the…

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Relay for Life kicks off next week

May 23, 2014
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The annual Southington Relay for Life will take place at Southington High School on Friday, May 30.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Relay for Life scheduled to kick off next week, teams throughout Southington are wrapping up their fundraisers in preparation of the annual event. For members of the Jean’s Angels team, hosting seven fundraisers at Wendy’s on Queen Street before the annual event served as a way to give back…

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Southington celebrates Relay with dinner

January 24, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Team Goralski was honored as a Sapphire Team at the annual Relay for Life dinner. The team reached the sapphire level by raising over $15,000 for the Relay last year. 
Above, Brian Goralski, left, accepts the honor on behalf of the team.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Relay for Life held its annual kick off recently, celebrating the town’s success of benefiting cancer research while getting ready for this year’s event. “It gets them psyched about Relay,” said Event Chair Joyce McAloon, adding that team captains and members of the Relay Committee from last year…

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Mammograms can save lives; October is breast cancer awareness month

October 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For local resident Jean Rose, September 11, 2001 marked a day of disaster: her nephew worked at the Pentagon, so she felt concerned for his safety. Along with that, Rose discovered a startling revelation: she had breast cancer. “I was shattered,” Rose said. “You feel like your life is over.”…

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Relay seeks the ‘beauty in the world’

June 12, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Maria Tarantino places a pin on the survivor sash of her husband John, a cancer survivor at the beginning of the Southington Relay for Life last Friday afternoon.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s Relay for Life encouraged its huge crowd of attendees to see the “beauty in the world” as they gathered to celebrate the conclusion of another season of fundraising for cancer research. The worldwide event has been represented in Southington for over a dozen years with the high school track…

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Relay to take place at Southington High

May 30, 2013
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Tammi Naudus
Robin Garofolo and Chrissie Sangiovanni of Trantollo and Trantollo pose near a car during the recent Rev Up For a Cure Relay for Life fundraiser.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s Relay for Life will look a little different, but organizers are planning on delivering the same hopeful experience for the huge crowd who will attend. The annual fundraiser has been held at the Southington High School football field for over a decade and this year the new artificial…

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