Larson Recognizes Malta House for Leading the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) honored Malta House of Care with the Nancy Pilver Breast Cancer Awareness Award. Malta House provides no-cost mammograms in partnership with Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as well as education and follow-up care for women across Connecticut.
“Each year, hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer. It can be a frightening diagnosis for anyone, especially the uninsured or those living below the poverty level,” said Larson. “For nearly a decade, Malta House has provided women across Hartford with access to the care they need. Their devoted staff of volunteers have improved health outcomes for women throughout the state. We have a moral responsibility to make sure no one goes without the care they need, and I commend Malta House for their tireless efforts in the fight against breast cancer.”
"Nancy was my patient for 20 years when I was in private practice," states Dr. Theresa Caputo, Medical Director for the Malta House of Care. "She was very dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer. I am doubly honored to accept this award on behalf of the thousands of women who come to the Malta House of Care because they have nowhere else to go for life-saving preventative care."
The Nancy Pilver Breast Cancer Award is named for former Manchester resident and longtime breast cancer activist, Nancy Pilver. Nancy served as the State Legislative Chair of the Connecticut Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation, and was the first recipient of the award in 1999. She passed away from breast cancer in 2003.