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Rx for Fashion Maximum Strength

Monday, March 26, 2012 - Danbury, CT

2012 Rx for Fashion Maximum StrengthIf you have a passion for fashion, fine food and fabulous fun, you won’t want to miss Rx for Fashion: Maximum Strength that takes place on Friday, April 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the O’Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University. This high-energy evening begins on the red carpet and ends on the dance floor. The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation Associate Board of Directors and organizers of Rx for Fashion – Maximum Strength cordially invite the community to join them on April 13th. Tickets are $175 per person, which includes dinner by Bernard’s. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) physicians, nurses and WCHN-affiliated friends and associates will hit the catwalk wearing the season’s latest fashions and providing attendees with a glimpse into their personal sense of style.

2012 Red Carpet Runway Sponsors

Rx for Fashion – Maximum Strength is a fundraising event sponsored by The Fiore Family and features 40 models wearing the season’s hottest fashions available at Lord & Taylor.

Rx for Fashion – Maximum Strength Event Sponsors

  • Haute Couture Sponsor – The Fiore Family
  • Spotlight Sponsor – The Rizzo Companies
  • Front Row Sponsors – Equale & Cirone, LLP; Halloran & Sage, LLP; Hancock Hall/Filosa; McKenney Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Albert J. Salame & Family; Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rabinowitz; Reproductive Medicine Associates; Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith
  • Red Carpet Sponsor – Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Weiss
  • Club Rx Dance Party Sponsor – Credit Center Inc.
  • Beauty & Wellness Sponsor - Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
  • Production Sponsor – Powerstation Events
  • Media Sponsors – Cumulus Danbury, ESPN Radio-940 WINE/1510 WPUT, New Kicks Star 105.5 and I-95.

“This year marks the fourth Rx for Fashion event hosted by the Foundation’s Associate Board,” said Grace Linhard, Executive Director and Vice President of the Foundations for Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. “Western Connecticut Health Network’s medical community participation makes this year’s red carpet event ultra-special. The runway show will feature physicians, nurses, donors, community leaders, and more. Proceeds from the evening will benefit patient programs and services provided at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals.”

Exciting Array of Auction Items

A silent auction

  • Tickets to two runway shows at Mercedes-Benz 2012 Fall Fashion Week with round trip limousine service
  • Wonderful getaways such as a week’s stay in Belize, one week in Cabo and one week on Cape Cod
  • Tickets to Yankees vs. Red Sox at Fenway on July 8th with two-night hotel accommodations
  • Rounds of golf at some of the area’s exclusive courses and private clubs
  • Seats #6 and #7 from the former Yankee Stadium

Plus, there will be electronics, wines, spa experiences, jewelry, decadent dining packages, theatre tickets, and landscaping services. Bidding will take place using handheld electronic devices allowing for auction participation without leaving your chair or your friends!

2012 Rx for Fashion – Maximum Strength Models

Fashions will be modeled by the following members of Western Connecticut Health Network’s medical staff:

Look who is walking the runway!

  • Dr. Ramin Ahmadi of Woodbridge
  • Sarah Bouissou of Ridgefield
  • Dr. Stan Broder of Ridgefield
  • Dr. Fred Browne of Oxford
  • Dr. Greg Brucato of Ridgefield
  • Sasha Chalif of Washington
  • Dr. Courtney Chambers of Litchfield
  • Dr. Bob Cooper of Brookfield
  • Dr. Carolyn Couture of Ridgefield
  • Billy Craig of Brookfield
  • Michael Daglio of Pound Ridge, N.Y.
  • Dr. Brooke Davidson of Riverside
  • Edgardo Escribano of New Fairfield
  • Dr. Patrick Giles of Southbury
  • Dr. Patrice Gillotti of Redding
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta of Danbury
  • Ana Cristina Herrick of Sandy Hook
  • Dr. Chuck Herrick of Sandy Hook
  • Spencer Houldin of Roxbury
  • Jim Kennedy of Danbury
  • Dr. Tom Koobatian of Southbury
  • Dr. Michele Lentner-Foye of Danbury
  • Peggy Marconi of Ridgefield
  • Rudy Marconi of Ridgefield
  • Lisi Marcus of Redding
  • Neil Marcus, Esq. of Redding
  • Ralph McIntosh of Newtown
  • Paul McNamara, Esq. of Ridgefield
  • Dr. Jose Mendez of Newtown
  • Dr. Marita Michelin of Ridgefield
  • Dr. Matt Miller of West Redding
  • Don Mitchell of Brookfield
  • Dr. Cynthia Murdock of Danbury
  • Carol Polito of Danbury
  • Dr. Jeet Sandhu of Ridgefield
  • Dr. Gary Schleiter of Newtown
  • Dr. Valerie Staradub of Redding
  • Dr. Jay Weiner of Danbur
  • Deborah Weymouth of New Milford
  • Dr. Robert Winslow of Weston

To request an invitation, please contact Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation offices at (203) 739-8072 or (860) 210-5270 or visit  or

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.

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