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Phoebe Sumter to host 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, Oct. 19


09.26.2013
Albany, GA

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
Marketing/Public Relations Department,
Marcus Johnson

AMERICUS, GA -- Phoebe Sumter Medical Center will host its 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will take place on Saturday, October 19 in downtown Americus. Registration is at 8 a.m. (you don’t need to register if you already have a shirt) and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The walk will have three routes, and they will all begin and end at Lenny’s Farmer Market, which is located at 110 N. Hampton Street (behind the 1800 Mexican Restaurant).

The keynote speaker will be Kristin T. Collier, MD (general surgeon), a member of Phoebe Sumter Surgical Associates. Dr. Collier’s main focus is comprehensive care of female patients, which includes breast surgery for cancer and benign breast disease. The special guest will be tV and radio personality Ebony Steele, known for her role on the Rickey Smiley Morning Radio Show. Ebony is also a breast cancer survivor.

T-shirts for this year’s breast cancer awareness walk are available for purchase at the Phoebe Sumter hostess desk. T-shirts sizes: youth small through adult XL are $12, XXL and 3X are $15 and 4X shirts can be pre-ordered for $20. All checks can be made payable to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

If you are a breast cancer survivor, please contact Jackie Stewart in oncology at (229) 931-1381 on Fridays.

The goal of this year’s walk is to paint the town pink by having more than 1,000 people attend on Saturday, October 19, to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show support for all those affected.

For more information, call (229) 931-6812 or e-mail to marketing@phoebesumter.org.


BREAST CANCER FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Breast cancer kills more than 40,000 American women each year
  • Men can get breast cancer. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men.
  • 232,340 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013
  • More than 2.8 million American women have survived breast cancer

(Sources: The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute)*More than 2.8 million American women have survived breast cancer*232,340 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013*Men can get breast cancer. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men.*Breast cancer kills more than 40,000 American women each year*1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.



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