The Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced that “The Twice Baked Twins,” celebrity chefs and authors of Trumbull, will be the Fairfield County Race for the Cure Honorary Co-Chairs. Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti will be joining the Komen Connecticut team on May10 at Veteran’s Park in Norwalk.
Judy’s breast cancer diagnosis hit these twin sisters hard. They joined Komen Connecticut to make a local impact together, similar to the impact Nancy Brinker wanted to make for her sister Susan G. Komen.
Just when several professional opportunities were presenting themselves, Judy and Joy had to deal with Judy’s breast cancer diagnosis.
“Personally it put the importance of love, life, family, friendship and quality time into complete perspective,” says Judy.“It allowed me to see how much warmth and support I was surrounded with all along. My diagnosis wound up being a true calling to use the success we were achieving to give back.”
Judyand Joy weredelighted and honored when Komen Connecticut asked them to be honorary chairs and help raise awareness about breast cancer and early detection. “I am honored to be able to make an impact in my home state and to be up close and personal with other survivors and supporters,” says Judy.
Joy and Judy are excited to be able to give back in a very personal way; being able to reach out and touch the women and men in Connecticut who have been impacted by breast cancer. They are forming their own team, Twice Baked Twinners, to help raise funds to impact Connecticut residents.
Seventy-five percent of Komen Connecticut’s net proceeds support local breast health programs across Connecticut and the remaining 25 percent is invested in research to find the causes and cures for the disease. Over the past four years, Komen Connecticut has granted over $4 million to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across our state. Programs include the Hartford Hospital Mobile Mammography program, a Spanish-speaking support group at the Hispanic Health Council and patient navigation services at Saint Francis Hospital, among others.
Get involved in supporting the 2014 Fairfield County Race for the Cure! For additional information and to register, visit KomenCT.orgor call 860-321-7806.