Friday, October 5, 2012
Breast cancer awareness event held at BJ's Wholesale Club in Wallingford
BJ’s Wholesale Club in Wallingford held a "Pink Picnic" for the community that featured local breast cancer survivor Bonnie Lurie, who shared her experience with the disease, according to a statement.
Dr. Anees B. Chagpar "spoke about important and state-of-the-art information for breast cancer screening, treatments and research," the statement said.
"At the event, BJ's also unveiled the 'Pink Ribbon' club merchandise which is sold throughout the month of October." the statement said.
The "Pink Ribbon" club products support the BJ's Charitable Foundation, which is distributed to 14 National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers, including Yale CancerCenter, the statement said.
In the photo:
Mario Giulietti - BJ's Regional Operations Manager
Susan Frankenbach - Yale Cancer Center Senior Project Manager
Bonnie Lurie - Yale cancer Center Survivor
Anees B. Chagpar, MD - Director of Yale Breast Cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital
Jocelyn Maminta - Emmy Award nominated Medical reporter & host of Connecticut Style
Eva Firda - Rarm and breast Cancer Survivor
John Diely - BJ's General Manager
Editor's note: All information and the photo in this post were contributed.
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