Valley Goes Pink raises more than $85,000

Thanks to the overwhelming support of Valley schools, businesses groups and individuals, the 7th Annual Valley Goes Pink Campaign raised more than $85,000 for The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital.

The funds will be used to help enhance patient care at the Hewitt Center, including purchasing new technology for breast cancer treatment.

“We are incredibly thankful to everyone in the Valley and the surrounding communities who volunteered their time and talents to make the campaign so successful,” said Valley Goes Pink Co-chair Jodi Dawley. “This is truly a grassroots effort that is making a real difference in the battle against breast cancer.”

This year’s campaign featured a variety of events including a mystery-themed event at Spector Furniture in Ansonia, bingo, an “art bra” fashion show and auction, dining, and rallies at schools throughout the Valley.

“Fighting breast cancer is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts,” said Valley Goes Pink Co-chair Sue Petrizzo. “What makes Valley Goes Pink so great is that it brings the community together for a common cause, helping spread awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.”

The Valley Goes Pink is sponsored by 99.1 FM WPLR and Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

To learn more about The Valley Goes Pink, visit or contact the Griffin Hospital Development Fund at 203-732-7504.