TONIGHT--Kickoff dinner for Valley Goes Pink Campaign

The 6th Annual Valley Goes Pink Campaign invites the Lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding communities to enjoy a variety of events featuring good food, drink and fun for a good cause this October.

The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community wide effort to increase awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and to celebrate the charitable spirit of the region’s businesses and organizations.

The following is a list of unique Valley Goes Pink fundraising events. For more information about “going pink” and joining the campaign visit or contact the Griffin Hospital Development Fund at 203-732-7504, Jodi Dawley at 203-521-2233 or, or Sue Petrizzo at 203-400-1068 or

Mon., Sept. 28 is The sixth annual Valley Goes Pink Kick-off Dinner from 6-9 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant, 51 Huntington Plaza, Shelton. Meals will be served by a volunteer wait staff who will donate their tips and a percentage of the night's proceeds will be donated to the campaign. Make reservations at 203-929-0336.

Throughout October – Proceeds from every sale of pink sangrias at 66 Church gastropub and restaurant in Naugatuck will be donated to the campaign.

Sun., Oct. 4 is the annual Pink Breast Cancer Brunch at 11 a.m. at Dante's Restaurant & Bar, 7365 Main St, Stratford. Tickets are $50 per person. For information, call 203-732-1977 or

Tues., Oct. 6 is Bingo for Boobies at 6:30 p.m. at Porky’s Café, 50 Center St., Shelton. A donation of $20 includes pizza and Porky's famous wings, and four bingo cards. Call Sue Petrizzo at 203-400-1068 for reservations.

Thurs., Oct. 8 marks the Young Emerging Professionals' “Pinktober Fest” from 6-8 p.m. at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen, 557 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. The event will feature a variety of craft brews, specialty pink drinks, games and prize drawings, and more. For more information, visit the Young Emerging Professionals on Facebook or contact the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at 203.925.4981 or

Mon., Oct. 12 is the Yuengling Pinkling Beerfest from 5-9 p.m. at Wellingtons Restaurant, 51 Huntington Plaza, Shelton. Presented by Star Distributors, this event offers a tasting of Yuengling beers and a Pinkling menu featuring German specialties. Proceeds from the beer sales will support the campaign.

Wed., Oct. 14 is Pink Trivia Night at 7 p.m. at Caloroso Eatery & Bar, 100 Center St., Shelton. A $20 donation includes an evening of trivia, prizes, pizza and soft drinks. For reservations, call Jodi Dawley at 203-521-2233.

Sat., Oct. 24 is The Social Convention Goes Pink event from 6-11 p.m. at River Rock Tavern, 5 Main St, Derby. The band Social Convention hits the stage at 8 p.m. at this event featuring food and prizes. Cover charge is $10.

Mon., Oct. 26 marks The Valley Goes Pink Wrap-up Celebration Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. at Wellingtons Restaurant, 51 Huntington Plaza, Shelton, to close out the month’s festivities and to celebrate its success. For more information and to make your reservation, call 203-414-8851.

The Valley Goes Pink is sponsored by WPLR, Hearst Media, Spector Furniture and Real Estate Two.