FAIRFIELD, CT - The Beth Davis Rose of Hope Tennis Tournament takes place at Brooklawn Country Club at 500 Algonquin Road in Fairfield on September 12, beginning at 8:30 am. The event, a fundraiser for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s community outreach programs, draws participants from throughout southern Fairfield County. The Breast Center has been helping women in the community fight breast cancer for over a decade.
The lead corporate sponsor and a tournament supporter for more than seven years, People’s United Bank has given over $100,000 to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center’s educational and outreach programs since 2012.
“We are so grateful to People’s United for their support over the years. Thanks to them, we have expanded our outreach programs and increased the number of women who get their annual mammograms, and have most certainly saved lives,” says Dr. Donna Twist, executive director of the Breast Care Center.
Andy Gleeman returns to emcee the tournament. Gleeman’s wife, the late Beth Davis, for whom the tournament is named, served as chairman of the Breast Center Advisory Board while battling breast cancer.
“Beth is with us at this wonderful event in spirit and in name,” Gleeman says. “She and I are so pleased and gratified that it not only lives on… it is thriving in its 13th year. Beth loved tennis. She loved the Breast Care Center and its people and its mission. And she created and loved this event. If ever there were a Win-Win-Win situation, this is it.”
The event is co-chaired by Nancy Bento, NPBC President’s Council; and Carven Albanese. Players come from Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, Wilton, Stratford and Weston.
Part of Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center has served more than 30,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999. One of only 300 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital, Trumbull and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials. The Breast Center also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities. The Center is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers. For more information call 203-255-5300 or visit the Center on the web at www.bridgeporthospital.org/cancer/breast.
Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 20,000 patients and receives nearly 300,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States.
About People’s United Bank
People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with over $40 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
PHOTO: (L-r): Karen Galbo, Executive Director, People’s United Community Foundation;
Nancy Bento, Norma Pfriem Breast Center Advisory Board and President’s Council Member, co-chair of Beth Davis Memorial Tennis Tournament; Carven Albanese, co-chair of Beth Davis Memorial Tennis Tournament; Armando Goncalves, Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank; Donna Twist, Executive Director, Norma Pfriem Breast Center and Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation.