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Navicent Health Prepares to Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Navicent Health Prepares to “Paint the Town Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness

A Month-long Series of Community Events Planned for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MACON, GA (Monday, September 29, 2014) – Approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, but thanks to improving treatments and early detection, many of these patients will survive. In order to promote breast cancer awareness and education, Breast Care Center, Navicent Health has prepared a month-long celebration during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following is a schedule of events and festivities:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1:
  • FREE Pink Ribbon Car Painting
  • 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Medical Center, Navicent Health’s Yellow Parking Deck – 1014 Forsyth St., Macon
  • Life Boutique Open House
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cancer Life Center, Navicent Health – 1014 Forsyth St.
  • Leg screenings, breast prosthesis fittings, special events, prize drawings and refreshments
  • Thursday, Oct. 2:
  • “Know Your Genes” genetic presentation, Macon Marriott
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Macon Marriott, 240 Coliseum Dr., Macon
  • Presentations by genetic counselor, surgeon and oncologist
  • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Buti Yoga 
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wellness Center, Navicent Health – 3797 Northside Dr., Macon
  • $10 – funds raised will benefit Paint the Town Pink
  • Friday, Oct. 3:
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wellness Center, Navicent Health – 3797 Northside Dr., Macon
  • FREE, breakfast and lunch included
  • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733 or email rsvp@navicenthealth.org
  • Saturday, Oct. 4:
  • PeachFest Health Fair
  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health – 1960 Hwy 247 Connector, Byron
  • Free health screenings, health tips and exhibits
  • Other screenings:
  • Angioscreen - $50 (determine your risk for heart disease; preregister by calling 1-800-627-2393)
    PSA - $25
    Lipid profile - $10
    Call 478-654-2002 for additional information.

  • Monday, Oct. 6
  • “Look Good, Feel Better”
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth St., Macon
  • Assistance for cancer patients coping with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8:
  • Proclamation with Mayor Robert Reichert
  • 2 p.m.
  • Macon-Bibb Government Center, 700 Poplar St., Macon
  • Friday, Oct. 10
  • Pink Pancakes & Petals
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Carlyle Place, Navicent Health – 5300 Zebulon Rd., Macon
  • Donate $5 to enjoy a pink pancake breakfast and place a carnation into the fountain of hope
  • For more information, call (478) 405-4500
  • Saturday, Oct. 11:
  • Yoga for all fitness levels
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Wellness Center, Navicent Health – 3797 Northside Dr., Macon
  • $10 – funds raised will benefit Paint the Town Pink
  • Monday, Oct. 13:
  • Official “Wear Pink Day” in Macon
  • Mammogram Marathon
  • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Two locations
  • Breast Care Center, Navicent Health – 1014 Forsyth St., Macon
  • Diagnostics Zebulon, Navicent Health – 5925 Zebulon Rd., Macon
  • No appointment necessary, but a physician’s order is required
  • Thursday, Oct. 16:
  • Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Pink Party
  • 12 p.m.
  • Lanier Building, 1062 Forsyth St., Macon
  • FREE, lunch provided
  • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
  • 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

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

To host a Paint the Town Pink fundraiser and provide mammograms for women who cannot afford them, please visit http://cgbreastcarecenter.org/fundraiser.html.


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