CHH Receives $8,000 Grant From Big Y To Support Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund

Big Y(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) was pleased to accept a $8,000 donation from Torrington Big Y to benefit the Hospital’s Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund. The donation is a portion of Big Y’s 8th Annual Partners of Hope Campaign which raises money at its stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts to distribute to individual communities and charities in the communities they serve.

Tracy Lambertson, Store Director at Torrington Big Y, recently presented the check for $8,000

to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Early Detection Program Coordinator Damaris Sierra and Leslie Handelman, R.N., CHH Breast Health Nurse Navigator who will use the funds in their efforts to assist local women diagnosed with breast cancer.

“This generous gift is a much needed contribution to this critical fund for women in Northwest Connecticut. We are extremely grateful for the support Big Y has provided to help local women facing the challenges of breast cancer.” said Handelman.

Since 1996, the Pink Rose Fund has provided community outreach, education, free early detection screenings, radiation therapy tops and post-surgical garments to women in Northwest Connecticut. The Pink Rose Program provides coordinated access to services related to breast cancer patients by offering one on one education and support  by a Certified R.N. Nurse Navigator.

“Thank you for all you do for awareness, research, and support of Breast Cancer. We know that both our employees and our customers appreciate your efforts.” said Big Y Torrington Store Director Tracy Lambertson.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One-Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit for information.

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