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Lets Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Join Navicent Health for a Month of Events Celebrating 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. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. An estimated 268,600 women and an estimated 2,670 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer 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:

Friday, Oct. 4

Official ""Wear Pink Day"" in Macon-Bibb County

FREE Pink Ribbon Car Painting

6:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. -The Medical Center, Navicent Health Purple Parking Deck (corner of New Street and Orange Terrace)

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - The Medical Center, Navicent Health Blue Parking Deck (Hemlock Street behind Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health)

Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium: Staying Alive

8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

7:45 a.m. - Registration

11:30 a.m. - Mayoral Proclamation

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

Limited to breast cancer survivors only, breakfast and lunch provided

For reservations, call 478-633-8130

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Life Boutique Open House

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

For breast cancer survivors only - refreshments provided

For more information, call (478) 633-6250

Thursday, Oct. 10

Lunch and Learn, hosted by Navicent Health and United in Pink

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

For reservations, call (478) 254-5247

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

Thursday, Oct. 17:

Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Birthday Celebration

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Peyton Anderson Cancer 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) 633-8130

Tuesday, Oct. 29:

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Celebrating 5 Years of Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health 5:30 p.m.

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

For reservations, call (478) 633-4733 or email

Navicent Health provides the latest technology for the early detection of breast cancer, including state-of-the-art 3D mammography and new SCOUT technology. To schedule a mammography appointment, call Navicent Health's centralized scheduling department at 478-633-7020


For a complete list of events, including those offered by Navicent Health's community partners, please visit Events are subject to change.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit

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