(Torrington, CT) – The Lewis Mills High School Girls’ Volleyball Team came together for a very special cause – to help raise awareness and money for the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s (CHH) Pink Rose Breast Cancer Fund. Members of the team all pitched in and helped raise $400 in donations at one of their regular season home games last fall.
Team Captains Arlee Twitchell, Haley DeJoseph, and Emily Hamel recently presented the donation check to members of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Women’s Early Detection Program staff Damaris Sierra and Tammy Rouleau. The Pink Rose fund assists women that are undergoing treatment and also provides funds to help women that can’t afford the cost of breast screening and diagnostic services.
“The overwhelming support and generosity we have received from the volleyball team and their supporters at Lewis Mills is so gratifying to all of us. Their donation will directly help women access lifesaving early detection services and provide funds to purchase post-surgical garments and wigs that make breast cancer recovery easier.” said Leslie Handelman, R.N, the CHH Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator.
The Pink Rose Program is supported by a grant from Susan G. Komen New England and local fundraising events. It was established at CHH in 1998 to provide free mammograms and other diagnostic services to women in our region who are uninsured or underinsured. The purpose of the program is to ensure that ALL women in our community have access to regular mammograms. Early detection through mammography has been found to be the safest and most effective way of finding breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.
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.
(LtoR) Lewis Mills High School Girls’ Volleyball Team members Emily Hamel, Haley DeJoseph, and Arlee Twitchell present a $400 check to CHH Breast Cancer Early Heath Program staff Damaris Sierra and Tammy Rouleau.