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Craigs Fine Jewelry Hosts “Tickle Me Pink” Fundraiser to Benefit the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Craig’s Fine Jewelry, 394 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT will host a Craig’s Care “Tickle Me Pink” Fundraiser on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m., during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Don Mitchell will be the Honorary Chairman of the Event. Craig’s Fine Jewelry will donate 20 percent of the sales from the evening, and an additional $2,000, to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital to support and raise awareness about cancer services in our community.

"Last year, while my father was a patient at the Praxair Cancer Center, I saw first-hand the quality of care he received and the dedication of the doctors and staff. I knew that this was an organization that I wanted to support, so I got involved in their golf tournament. Even though that event raised more than $275,000, I knew it was not enough for the valuable service and programs that they give the community, and wanted to do more. Craig’s Cares events are a way that we can help organizations like the Praxair Cancer Center grow and remain viable for future patients," said Billy Craig, Owner of Craig’s Fine Jewelry.

The Craig’s Cares “Tickle Me Pink” Fundraiser includes a wine tasting featuring wines from Benziger Family Winery as well as hors d’oeuvres. Dr. Valerie Staradub, Director of the Breast Care Program at Danbury Hospital and a fellowship training breast surgeon, will join us around 5 p.m. In addition to the beautiful jewelry Craig’s is known for, three well-known jewelry designers (Roberto Coin, Gumuchian and Syna) will have additional jewelry items, and Faber Castell will have their collection of exquisite writing implements available that evening than are not normally available in the store.

For more information about the Craig’s Cares “Tickle Me Pink” Fundraiser that takes place at Craig’s Fine Jewelry in Ridgefield on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m., please call Craig’s Fine Jewelry at (203) 438-3701.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • an agency for home care and community health services
  • a full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital
  • emergency medical services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. For more information, visit

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

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