MCCG will Paint The Town Pink during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MCCG will Paint The Town Pink during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Month-long Series of Community Events Planned to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

MACON, GA (Tuesday, September 24, 2013) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and MCCG’s Central Georgia Breast Care Center (CGBCC) have prepared a month-long celebration to promote awareness and education during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, but thanks to improving treatments and early detection, many of these patients will survive. MCCG and CGBCC encourage the central Georgia community to raise awareness by joining “Paint The Town Pink.”

The following is a schedule of events and festivities:

 

  • Monday, Sept. 30:
    • Proclamation with Mayor Robert Reichert at Macon City Hall, 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1:
    • FREE Pink Ribbon Car Painting at MCCG’s Yellow Parking Deck, 1014 Forsyth St.; 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Life Boutique Open House at The Cancer Life Center, 1014 Forsyth St., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Leg screenings, breast prosthesis fittings and special events
  • Thursday, Oct. 3:
    •  “Know Your Genes” genetic presentation for women ages 21-50, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
      • FREE, wine and hors d’oeuvres provided
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Friday, Oct. 4:
    • Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium at Forest Hills Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Rd., 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      • FREE, breakfast and lunch included
      • Topics include Breast Reconstruction, Sex and Intimacy, Lebed Exercise Therapy and Chemo Brain – Improving Cognitive Function
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Thursday, Oct. 10:
    • “Look Good, Feel Better” at the Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth St., 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Assistance for cancer patients coping with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
  • Friday, Oct. 11:
    • Official “Wear Pink Day” in Macon
    • Mammogram Marathon at Central Georgia Breast Care Center, 1014 Forsyth St., and Central Georgia Diagnostics Northwest, 5925 Zebulon Rd., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • No appointment necessary, but a physician’s order is required.
    • Pink Carnations and Cupcakes, Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Rd., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
      • Donate $1 to toss a pink carnation into the fountain of hope
      • Refreshments provided
    • “Tickled Pink” Laughter Class, The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
      • Participants are asked to make a $10 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Thursday, Oct. 17:
    • Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Pink Party in the Lanier Building Conference Room, 1062 Forsyth St., 12 p.m.
      • FREE, lunch provided
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
    • Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Central Georgia Breast Care Center, 1014 Forsyth St., 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
      • For reservations, call (478)  621-2000
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23:
    • “Nutrition, Weight & Breast Health” lunch and learn, Macon Centreplex, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
      • FREE, lunch provided
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Friday, Oct. 25:
    • Bingo for Breast Cancer, The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., 6 p.m.

For a complete list of events or for more information, please visit www.paintthetownpinkmacon.org.  Events are subject to change.


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