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

A Month of Community Events Planned for October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MACON, GA (Monday, September 19, 2016) - Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the U.S., and affects those from every ethnic and socioeconomic background. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with an estimated 246,660 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, Atrium Health Navicent has prepared a month-long celebration during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following is a schedule of Atrium Health Navicent's events and festivities:

Monday, Oct. 3 "Look Good, Feel Better" 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (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. 4 Life Boutique Open House 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon) Leg screenings, breast prosthesis fittings, special events, prize drawings and refreshments For more information, call (478) 633-6250

Thursday, Oct. 6 Paint the Pool Pink water aerobics class 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent (3797 Northside Drive, Macon) Wellness Center members may attend at no charge. All others - $10 Donations will be accepted to benefit the Paint the Town Pink Fund for free screening mammograms

Friday, Oct. 7: Official "Wear Pink Day" in Macon FREE Pink Ribbon Car Painting 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon) Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon) Breakfast and lunch provided for breast cancer survivors For reservations, call (478) 633-4733 Mayoral Proclamation 10 a.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon)

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Mammogram Marathon 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Five locations: "¢ Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon) "¢ Diagnostics Hardeman, Atrium Health Navicent (1650 Hardeman Ave., Macon) "¢ Diagnostics Monroe, Atrium Health Navicent (120 North Lee Street, Suite B, Forsyth) "¢ Diagnostics Zebulon, Atrium Health Navicent (5925 Zebulon Rd., Macon) "¢ Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent (1960 Hwy 247 Connector, Byron) No appointment necessary.

Friday, Oct. 14 Pink Pancakes & Petals 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent (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

Monday, Oct. 17 Yoga Up Top 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Medical Center, Navicent Health's Orange Parking Deck, top level (corner of Pine and First Streets) Donations will be accepted to benefit the Paint the Town Pink Fund for free screening mammograms

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Pink Pancake Breakfast 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent (1960 Hwy 247 Connector, Byron) Speaker: breast cancer survivor Carmen Neil For reservations, call (478) 654-2002

Thursday, Oct. 20 Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Pink Party 12 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First Street, Macon) FREE, enjoy bingo and door prizes, lunch provided For reservations, call (478) 633-4733

Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First St. , Macon) For reservations, call (478) 621-2000

Friday, Oct. 21 Genetic Presentation Lunch & Learn 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Atrium Health Navicent (800 First St. , Macon) Presented by Darcy Berry, genetics counselor; Dr. Arnold Conforti, Surgical Oncologist; and Candace Fry, patient advocate For reservations, call (478) 633-4733

Atrium Health Navicent also provides the latest technology for the early detection of breast cancer, including state-of-the-art 3D mammography. To schedule a mammography appointment, call Breast Center, Atrium Health Navicent at (478) 633-2020.

For a complete list of events, including those offered by Atrium Health Navicent's community partners, please visit www.navicenthealth.org and search keyword "Paint the Town Pink". 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.


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