Valley woman hits it big at Diamond Dig

Vicky O’Connor, of the lower Naugatuck Valley, was the big winner at the second annual Diamond Dig fundraiser at Marks of Design in Shelton.

O’Connor picked the lucky bucket that contained a one-carat diamond from Antwerp, Belgium. More than 800 carats of precious gemstones were awarded in the event, which raised more than $11,000 for the Valley Goes Pink Campaign.

The Valley Goes Pink is a grassroots, community-wide effort throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley to create awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital, and showcase partnering organizations.

For more information about the Valley Goes Pink, visit