The City of Bridgeport will host a Stroll for Strength on Sunday, Oct. 21 to benefit Norma Pfriem Breast Center, part of Smilow Cancer Hospital. The walk, which begins at Seaside Park, is dedicated to Sergeant Jessica Tillson, a 21-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, who died last year from breast cancer. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; the walk starts at 9 a.m. The money raised will benefit the center’s patients, who come from Bridgeport and surrounding communities. Each year the center provides more than 1,500 women with financial assistance because they have no insurance or high deductibles.
The walk is part of the center’s Pink Pledge, a month-long, community-wide campaign to raise breast cancer awareness and support the charitable programs of Norma Pfriem Breast Center. Last year’s Pink Pledge raised more than $150,000 for the center’s programs and services.