October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Below is a list of Health System initiatives to help raise awareness and promote breast health:

Ribbons of Hope:
Sept. 15-Oct 31: Purchase a pink paper ribbon in honor or in memory of a loved one for only $1 to line the walls of the Health System and promote awareness. Ribbons will be sold in the gift shops; in front of the cafe-terias: Brunswick Campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays and Camden Campus on Wednesdays. Proceeds benefit the Health System breast care programs.

Julie Grimm Quilt Display: See this beautiful quilt made from Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and American Cancer Society Relay For Life official T-shirts.
Oct. 1-15: Quilt will be displayed in the main lobby, Camden Campus.
Oct. 16-31: Quilt will be displayed in the Horton Gallery, Brunswick Campus.

ARTrageous Bras Exhibit & Live and Silent Auctions:
Oct. 1-31: The ARTrageous Bras exhibit will be on display at the Brunswick and Camden campuses. Vote for your favorite uniquely decorated bras for $1 per vote.
Nov. 7, 6-7:30 p.m.: The ARTrageous Bras silent and live auctions will be held at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. Proceeds benefit the Health System cancer care programs.

College of Coastal Georgia Breast Cancer Awareness:
Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Health System Breast Care Center team will participate in the college student activities event with an information table; CCGA Campus Center Lobby.

Pink Out Friday:
Oct. 10: Join the Health System in wearing pink to promote breast cancer awareness. Photos can be emailed to marketing@sghs.org and will be posted to Facebook.com/SGHScares.

Community Lectures:
Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m.: “An Evening with Our Breast Care Team,” featuring Diane G. Bowen, M.D., plastic surgeon, Antonio Moran Jr., M.D., FACP, medical oncologist, T. Wayne Rentz Jr., M.D., general surgeon, Bruce Tripp, M.D., radiation oncologist and Donna Smith, R.N., CBPN-IC, breast care navigator, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room #1, Brunswick Campus
Oct. 16, 12-1 p.m.: “Breast Cancer Awareness,” presented by Abraham Cheong, M.D., medical oncologist, Velocity Health and Fitness, Jesup, Ga.
Oct. 21, 12-1 p.m.: “Genetic Testing and Links to Breast Cancer,” presented by Bruce Tripp, M.D., radiation oncologist, Cafeteria Conference Room, Camden Campus
Oct. 29, 12-1 p.m.: “Screening Recommendations and Genetic Testing,” presented by Lesli G. McQuigg, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, Golden Isles YMCA, Brunswick, Ga.

Pink Games: Health System team members will provide breast cancer awareness materials at the football home games for Brunswick High School, Glynn Academy, and Frederica Academy, and the College of Coastal Georgia volleyball game. These include a pink ribbon image on the field, pink wristbands for players and pink poms for cheerleaders. The Health System athletic trainers will wear pink polo shirts.

Oct. 3: Brunswick High School
Oct. 10: Glynn Academy
Oct. 18: College of Coastal Georgia
Oct. 24: Frederica Academy


“Make Breast Care a Routine for Life”: Patients receiving mammograms during October will receive a breast cancer awareness gift, and those who complete a breast health quiz will be entered in a drawing to win a gift bag at the end of the month.

Health System Goes Pink: Notice the pink ribbons, pink flags on light posts and outdoor fountains bubbling pink.

Pink gloves: Pink gloves will be used in many departments throughout the Health System.

For more information, call 912-466-5770.