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Join Navicent Health for a Month of Events Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Let’s “Paint the Town Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the U.S., and affects those of every ethnicity and socioeconomic background. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 252,710 new patients expected to be diagnosed this year. Although these statistics are alarming, improving treatments and early detection will allow many of these patients to be survivors.

In order to promote breast cancer awareness and education, Navicent Health has prepared a month-long celebration during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following is a schedule of Navicent Health’s events and festivities:

Monday, Oct. 2

“Look Good, Feel Better”

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon)

Assistance for cancer patients coping with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation For reservations, call (478) 633-2833

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Pink Pancakes & Petals

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Carlyle Place, Navicent Health (5300 Zebulon Rd., Macon)

For a $5 donation, enjoy a pink pancake breakfast and place a carnation into the fountain of hope For more information, call (478) 405-4500

Friday, Oct. 6:

Official “Wear Pink Day” in Macon

FREE Pink Ribbon Car Painting

6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon)

Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon) Breakfast and lunch provided for breast cancer survivors.

For reservations, call (478) 633-8130

Mayoral Proclamation

11:30 a.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon)

Monday, Oct. 9

Life Boutique Open House

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon) Leg screenings, breast prosthesis fittings, special events, prize drawings and refreshments For more information, call (478) 633-6250

Thursday, Oct. 12:

Mammogram Marathon

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Five locations:

Breast Care Center Navicent Health, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon)*

Diagnostics Hardeman, Navicent Health (1650 Hardeman Ave., Macon)

Diagnostics Monroe, Navicent Health (120 North Lee Street, Suite B, Forsyth)

Diagnostics Zebulon, Navicent Health (5925 Zebulon Rd., Macon)*

Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health (1960 Hwy 247 Connector, Byron)

No appointment necessary for screening mammograms, door prizes and refreshments.

*These locations also offer 3-D Mammography

Monday, Oct. 16

Pink Pool Power Aqua Fitness

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wellness Center, Navicent Health (3797 Northside Drive, Macon)

$10 for all participants – all proceeds benefit free screening mammograms. Please pay by check or cash.

No reservations necessary.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Birthday Celebration

12 p.m.

Breast Care Center Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon)

FREE for breast cancer survivors and one support person each, enjoy games and door prizes, lunch provided For reservations, call (478) 633-4733

Friday, Oct. 20

Genetic Presentation Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First St. , Macon)

Presented by Darcy Berry, certified genetics counselor, Dr. Linda Hendricks, Medical Oncologist, and Arnold Conforti, Oncological Surgeon For reservations, call (478) 633-4733

Thursday, Oct. 26

Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First St. , Macon)

For reservations, call (478) 621-2000

Chamber members - $10, future chamber members - $20

Navicent Health provides the latest technology for the early detection of breast cancer, including state-of-the-art 3D mammography. To schedule a mammography appointment, call our Centralized Scheduling department at 478-633-7020.

For a complete list of events, including those offered by Navicent Health’s community partners, please visit www.navicenthealth.org/pttp. Events are subject to change.

To host a Paint the Town Pink fundraiser and provide mammograms for women who cannot afford them, please visit www.navicenthealth.org/pttp/host-a-fundraiser.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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