Nominations sought for Women Making a Difference award

The Valley Women's Health Initiative is seeking nominations of “outstanding women” from Lower Naugatuck Valley who have made positive contributions to the community.

Award winners will be recognized at the 15th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley luncheon and fund-raiser on Oct. 1.

Criteria for nominees

Nominees should exemplify the multi-dimensional role women play in today's society as demonstrated by the contributions they have made to positively affect their community. Nominees must live or work in one of the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.

Individuals, business leaders, and organizations alike are invited to submit nominations.

A nomination can be submitted online at or a nomination form may be requested by calling 203-732-7266 or 203-732-7584.

Deadline for submissions

Nominations should be submitted by July 17. Selected honorees will attend the Women Making a Difference in the Valley Luncheon as guests of the Valley Women's Health Initiative. Tickets for the luncheon will go on sale in August.

Proceeds from the luncheon will be earmarked for the Valley Breast Care Fund, established in 2001 to ensure that no person, regardless of age or socio-economic condition, is denied screening mammograms or diagnostic testing for breast cancer.

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