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Every Month: A Reminder of the Courage and Hope of
Norwalk Hospital Breast Cancer Survivors

New Calendar Debuts
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Some of Norwalk Hospital’s inspiring breast cancer survivors are featured on a special calendar that is literally “hot off the press.” This beautiful work of art shares the message of cancer survival and celebration of life through photographs and narrative that offers hope and optimism. The calendar is considered to be “a collector’s item”.

The women portrayed on the calendar joined together to show “The Many Faces of Breast Cancer” and how they are surviving and thriving. Breast cancer, as the calendar shows, affects women of all ages and all nationalities. These remarkable women are an inspiration to all of us. They are so willing to share their message to help others with the same diagnosis. We are grateful to them for having the courage to enlighten all of us.”

The calendars are on sale for $15 and all the proceeds benefit The Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital. Attentive and proactive care is the priority at The Smilow Family Breast Health Center. The funds raised through the calendar sales will help provide the highest quality services and programs for patients.
The calendar was the brainchild of award-winning photographer, Alison Wachstein of Weston. She feels we should all give back to the community and the calendar was one of her ideas to do so

These special edition calendars are available at Norwalk Hospital in the Gift Shop, Women’s Health Resource Center, The Smilow Family Breast Health Center, the Whittingham Cancer Center, Alison Wachstein Photography, Doc’s, Achorn’s Pharmacy or by calling (203) 852--2300.


Alison Wachstein graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology. Her career began in photojournalism as staff photographer for the Aspen Times in Colorado. After moving to New Jersey she worked for Worrall Publications covering five communities for four weekly newspapers. She opened up a full-service studio photographing portraits, candids, PR and some commercial work. She moved to Connecticut in 1980.

With the birth of her daughter she started specializing solely in portraits of families and children. She finds that her degree in psychology, her love of children and photography, and her role as a parent have helped her immeasurably in working with children and people of all ages. She is well known for her sensitive portrayal of her subjects and her ability to capture their fleeting expressions and special moments.

Mrs. Wachstein has been the recipient of many state, regional and national awards as well as a Kodak Gallery Award and the EPCOT award for her photographs. Her works have been displayed and published internationally and she has taught photography at Seton Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson and Fairfield Universities. She is author/photographer of the book, Pregnant Moments published by Morgan and Morgan formerly of Dobbs Ferry, NY. She is a certified professional photographer (CPP) and received her Masters degree at the PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

After the initial contact with her clients, a design conference is scheduled where the photography session is planned. With careful questioning, Alison listens to her clients and helps design the perfect images for their homes. Settings, clothing, makeup, props, and any special concerns are detailed. The photography session is scheduled with the clients’ needs in mind and becomes a relaxed, fun-filled adventure. The studio has been projecting the selections from the photography session for over fifteen years now (one of the first studios in the area to do so) and can demonstrate how the portraits will look in every size from wallet to wall portrait. Cropping, framing and retouching are discussed in detail so the client will know exactly how their finished portraits will look.

While wall décor is the specialty of Alison Wachstein Photography, desk portraits, albums, photo sculptures and commissioned oil portraits are also available. A children’s club, many different studio backgrounds, beautiful gardens, stream, woodlands, various specials, and framing encourage many of her clients to return year after year to create family treasures. She also photographs at the beach, home, and other favorite locations.

Always on the cutting edge, Mrs. Wachstein brings the latest advances in photography to her clients. She was one of the first to offer digital technology to the region and continues to offer the finest in photography in the area.

For more information call (203) 226-5296


Weston, CT 06883

Phone: (203) 226-5296

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