MCCG to 'Paint The Town Pink' During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MCCG to ‘Paint The Town Pink’ During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Month-long Series of Special Events, Classes and Groups, and Screenings  

MACON, GA (September 30, 2011) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and the Central Georgia Breast Care Center (CGBCC) have prepared a month-long celebration aimed at awareness and education during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the world today, with about 1.3 million persons diagnosed annually. MCCG and CGBCC encourage the central Georgia community to help raise awareness by joining “Paint The Town Pink.”

The following is a schedule of events and festivities.

Saturday, Oct. 1: “United In Pink”

• 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Family Fun Day at Harley-Davidson of Macon, 5000 Mercer University Dr.

• 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Harley bike ride to Shrine Park, 222 Mecca Dr.

• 7 p.m.: Poker fundraiser at Shrine Park

Monday, Oct. 3: Mayor Robert Reichert Proclamation at City Hall, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Life Boutique Open House at The Cancer Life Center, 1014 Forsyth St., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

• Breast prosthesis fittings and bra fittings

• “Amoena” representative for mastectomy products, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• Free “Juzo” leg screenings, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• Certified lymphedema specialist, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

• Refreshments and drawings for prizes

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Mulberry Street Market & Community Health Works, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• CGBCC and Life Boutique, and Tata Sisterhood’s breast health program information tent

Thursday, Oct. 6: Breast Cancer Awareness Convocation at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd. (Peyton Anderson Amphitheater), 11:15 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 7: Macon Arts Alliance

• “Pink” opening of Fabric Arts Exhibit at “First Friday” in downtown Macon, 5 p.m.

• Clinical breast exams at Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 171 Emery Highway, and “Pack the Park in Pink” in downtown Macon, Third Street Park, 5 p.m. with CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables

Sunday, Oct. 9: College Hill Alliance 2nd Sunday Brunch at Washington Park, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday Oct. 11: “Nutrition, Weight and Breast Cancer” at Wesleyan College, Manget Room, 12 p.m. Free; lunch included. RSVP by Oct. 3 to (478) 633-8537 or gilreath.nena@navicenthealth.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Mulberry Street Market & Community Health Works, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• CGBCC and Life Boutique, and Tata Sisterhood’s breast health program information tent

• “Sock it to Breast Cancer” soccer match; Agnes Scott at Wesleyan College, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Mammogram Marathon at Central Georgia Breast Care Center, 1014 Forsyth St., and Central Georgia Diagnostics Northwest, 5925 Zebulon Rd. No appointment necessary, but a physician’s order is required. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

• “Wear Pink Day” in Macon: Proclaimed by Mayor Robert Reichert; Macon joins MCCG and the nation to bring awareness to breast cancer by wearing pink.

Friday, Oct. 14: Clinical breast exams at Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and “Pack the Park in Pink” in downtown Macon, Third Street Park, 5 p.m. with CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables

Saturday, Oct. 15: Komen Race for the Cure at Central City Park, 9 a.m. Free to breast cancer survivors and children under 10. Registration cost is $25 for others. Visit www.komentcentralga.com or call (478) 952-2258 for registration and information.

• “Pack Porter (Gymnasium) in Pink” – Women’s Volleyball: Piedmont College at Wesleyan College, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18: “Genetics and Breast Cancer: What You Should Know” at Armory Ballroom, 484 First St, 12 p.m. Free; lunch included. RSVP by Oct. 11 to (478) 633-8537 or gilreath.nena@navicenthealth.org

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Mulberry Street Market & Community Health Works, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

• Life Boutique, and Tata Sisterhood’s breast health program information tent

Thursday, Oct. 20: “Create Something Beautiful for Fall” with Mark Ballard – Wine & Cheese Event at The Brickyard, 6000 Wesleyan Dr. North. 6 p.m. Wear your best pink hat. RSVP by Oct. 13 to (478) 633-4733 or rsvp@navicenthealth.org.

Friday, Oct. 21: Clinical breast exams at Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and “Pack the Park in Pink” in downtown Macon, Third Street Park, 5 p.m. with CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables

Saturday, Oct. 22: Ms Hattie’s “Pink Hat Tea Party at Miss Hattie’s Restaurant & Bakery, 7248 North Alexander Court, Bolingbroke. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pink hat is required. Cost is $10. Call (478) 633-8537 for reservations.

Sunday, Oct. 23: Zumba Party in Pink at The Wellness Center, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person and $5 per child 12 and under, and can be purchased at The Wellness Center. Proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables will be present.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: “The Bless You Sisters” at Central Georgia Breast Care Center, 1:30 p.m. Women represented in the book, “Bless You Sister. I’ll be Prayin’ For You” will share their experiences and stories of survival. Copies of the book ($15) will be sold and refreshments provided.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Mulberry Street Market & Community Health Works, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

• Life Boutique, and Tata Sisterhood’s breast health program information tent

Thursday, Oct. 27: Aqua Zumba Pool Party in Pink at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr. 6:30 p.m. The pool will be dyed in pink. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at The Wellness Center. Proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables will be present.

Friday, Oct. 28: Clinical breast exams at Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and “Pack the Park in Pink” in downtown Macon, Third Street Park, 5 p.m. with CGBCC and Life Boutique breast health information tables


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