TORRINGTON — The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Pink Rose Program will benefit from the proceeds of local area supermarket community bag programs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

The initiative launched this past May and raises and donates money from the sale of reusable grocery bags with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

The Hospital’s Pink Rose Program will receive a $1 donation for every reusable $2.50 Community Bag purchased during the month of October unless otherwise directed by the customer through the giving tag attached to the bag.

The locations participating in this program are Stop & Shop at 200 New Hartford Rd., Winsted; Stop & Shop at 55 Village Green Dr., Litchfield; and Big Y at 504 Winsted Rd., Torrington.

“We wish to thank our friends at Stop & Shop and Big Y stores for their commitment to fighting breast cancer in their community and for contributing to ways to help preserve the planet from excess waste,” said Tim LeBouthillier, director of community development at CHH.

More than 1 million plastic bags are not being  used as a result of these supermarkets’ participation in the program.

The Pink Rose Program is supported by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and local fundraising events. 

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