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Pink Party is Friday in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square

Pink Party. Blue Back Square, West Hartford. Oct. 4, 2018. Photo credit: Hunter Marotto (we-ha.com file photo)

The annual Pink Party, benefitting Komen New England, will be held in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

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Blue Back Square’s Pink Party – a “Party with a Purpose” to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide support f– was postponed until Friday, Oct. 4 due to a forecast of inclement weather.

The annual Pink Party, which will take place from 5-8 p.m. in West Hartford’s Blue Back Square, will feature a breast cancer survivor fashion show featuring the latest in fall fashions as well as a performance by the award-winning New England-based band Shaded Soul.

Celebrating Survivors, Finding the Cure

According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and an estimated 268,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year. 

Blue Back Square is hosting a Pink Party, a community event to further raise awareness and provide support for people who have been affected by the disease. 

Events in order of occurrence include:

  • Hartford Healthcare Q&A, 3 p.m. on Facebook – Tune in to the Hartford Courant Facebook page at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 for a breast cancer Q&A with Hartford HealthCare live at Blue Back Square in preparation for the Pink Party. If you wish to remain anonymous, email your questions in advance to [email protected]com.
  • Keynote Speech with Dr. Kristen Zarfos, 5 p.m. – Saint Francis Hospital will be kicking off the Pink Party with speaker Dr. Kristen Zarfos, who is returning to Saint Francis as director of the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center.
  • Restaurant Row, 5-8 p.m. at the Raymond Row Lot – The Raymond Road Lot will be transformed into restaurant row offering samples from restaurants including Balos, World of Beer, and Vinted Wine Bar.
  • Free classes with Pure Barre, 5-8 p.m. Pure Barre’s classes will be available to all levels and abilities
  • Pink Ride” with CycleBar, 6:45 p.m. Riders wear pink and listen to music by P!nk while they bike. 

“While hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the reach of the disease is so much greater and collectively we can do so much more to help out. We look forward to hosting this event and lending our support,” said Amy Cholawa, marketing director at Blue Back Square.

Pink Party, which benefits Susan G. Komen of New England, is put on by Hartford Courant Media Group in partnership with WTNH News 8. Hosting this year’s Pink Party are Laura Hutchinson, co-anchor of Good Morning Connecticut, and Traffic Anchor Alyssa Taglia. The evening also includes comments from Susan G. Komen’s New England CEO Lori van Dam. 

The event is free and open to the public, so tickets are not required for attendance. All proceeds raised at the event benefit Susan G. Komen New England.

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