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Jewelry donations welcomed for art piece to adorn hospital's new cancer center

New Britain [August 06 2013] - Earrings, necklaces, and cuff links are just some of the jewelry pieces The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s George Bray Cancer Center is requesting to adorn a Mirror of Many Colors of Cancer art piece to be created and displayed in a boutique at the hospital’s new cancer center, currently under construction.

For the Donate and Create mirror project the Cancer Center is accepting through Aug. 30 donations of older or unwanted costume jewelry including necklaces, pins, bracelets, watches, earrings, belt buckles, buttons, tie tacks and cuff links.

Mirror artist is Heidi Marble, a 13-year inflammatory breast cancer survivor, who will speak at the hospital’s New Britain General campus on Thursday, Oct. 17 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Jewelry, which need not be perfect, can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain at:
o E-1 Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Infusion Area, 860-224-5410
o Auxiliary Cancer Resource Library, first floor, 860-224-5299
o Radiation Oncology, located on the hospital’s campus on Griswold Street,
o Lobby information desk; drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Other drop-off locations:
o Cancer Center of Central Connecticut, 40 Hart St., Building A, New Britain, 860-224-4408; 55 Meriden Ave., Suite 1A, Southington, 860-621-9316
o Grove Hill Medical Center/Hematology and Oncology 300 Kensington Ave., Building 4, New Britain, 860-224-6254
o Doctors of Central Connecticut: GYN Oncology, 440 New Britain Ave., Plainville, 860-826-1101
o Diagnostic Breast Center, 40 Hart St., New Britain, 860, 827-0525
o HOCC Department of Radiology, Women’s Center of Southington, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, 860-276-5299; drop-off times are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The boutique will be part of the nearly 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cancer center being built on over nine acres on the New Britain/Plainville line. Expected to open early 2015, the center will consolidate outpatient services in one convenient location and allow for future expansion of cancer care. The cancer center will offer centralized care that will encompass all outpatient areas of cancer care -- treatment, detection, prevention, support and research. HOCC provides advanced programs in breast, colon, gynecologic, lung, and prostate cancers.

The center will include an atrium and house the hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center, the American Savings Foundation Radiation Therapy Treatment Center and related cancer services. A medical office building will be built adjacent to the atrium and owned by The Tomasso Group.

For more information about the art project, please call 860-224-5299.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900 X6507

Pictured is a sample of a Mirror of Many Colors of Cancer art piece to be created and displayed in a boutique at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s

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