Whiskey, scotch and bourbon tasting event to help Valley Goes Pink

Griffin Hospital will host a whiskey, scotch and bourbon tasting fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 17, to help breast cancer patients in the Valley.

The Valley Goes Pink Whiskeys of the World Tasting will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at La Sala Banquet Hall, 79 High Street in Derby. A Diageo’s Master of Whiskey will share the pleasures and complexities of the best scotches (single and blend), Irish whiskeys and bourbons from around the globe.

Food will be provided by The Original Antonio’s Restaurant in Ansonia.

Tickets are $60 if purchased before Oct. 10, or they will be $70 at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital. Call 203-732-7504 or visit griffinhealth.org/pink to reserve a spot.

About The Valley Goes Pink

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.

Throughout October, Valley towns are invited to host a variety of fund-raising events and marketing programs to raise awareness and support for the cause.

Events include hosting Pink Parties in homes, to “pinkifying” businesses with ribbons or lights, or hosting dress down days and auctions. For more information on how to get involved, visit griffinhealth.org/pink or contact the Griffin Hospital Development Fund at 203-732-7504.