Health System Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPink ribbons, pink flags, Pink Out Friday. Southeast GeorgiaHealth System is pretty in pink this October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, a variety of community activities and fundraisers are planned.
Throughout the month of October the Health System will be decorated for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with large pink ribbons in the lobbies of the Brunswickand Camdencampuses and the Senior Care Centers; pink flags will be hung from lamp posts; and the front entrance fountains will bubble pink.Nursing teams will wear pink gloves, surgical teams will wear pink surgical caps, and the cafeterias will serve pink desserts.
The ARTrageous Bras exhibit will be on display at the Brunswickand Camdencampuses from Oct. 1 - 22. This fundraising event includes an opportunity for the community to cast $1 votes for their favorite uniquely decorated bras. The ARTrageous Bras silent and live auctions will be held on Oct. 24 from 5:30to 7 p.m.at the OutpatientCareCenterArtGalleryon the Brunswick Campus. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proceeds from the event benefit the Health System breast care programs.
Another Health System fundraiser open to the community is the pink paper “Ribbons of Hope.” Individuals can purchase a pink ribbon in honor or memory of a loved one affected by breast cancer for $1. The goal is to decorate hallways throughout the Brunswickand Camdenhospitals. Similar to the ARTrageous Bras, proceeds from the sales benefit the breast care programs.
The fanciful Julie Grimm Quilt created from Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and American Cancer Society Relay For Life official T-shirts will be displayed in the Camden Campus lobby Oct. 1 to Oct. 11 and then transferred for display on the Brunswick Campus Oct. 12 to Oct. 31.
A new Health System breast cancer awareness activity this year is the “Pink Friday Games.” Health System team members will provide breast cancer awareness materials at the October home games for Brunswick High School, Brantley County High School, College of Coastal Georgia, Frederica Academy, Glynn Academy, and McIntosh County Academy. These include a pink ribbon image on the field, pink shoelaces for players and pink poms for cheerleaders. The Health System athletic trainers will wear pink polo shirts.
Additional planned events include:
“Pink Out Friday”:Friday, Oct. 11 The community is invited to join the Health System in wearing pink on Pink Out Friday in support of all the women, and men, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Photos can be uploaded to sghs.org/pink and will be posted to the Health System website and facebook page.
Community Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-7 p.m.“Breast Cancer and Treatment Options” presented by Antonio Moran Jr., M.D., FACP, medical oncologist, at Sybil’s Family Restaurant in Jesup.
Community Lecture: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m.“Breast Health and Treatment Options” presented by Damon Brantley, M.D., general surgeon, on the Camden Campus, Cafeteria Conference Room.
Golden Isles Family YMCA: Wednesday, Oct. 23WOW mobile health vehicle visits YMCA to complete screening mammograms and provide educational materials.
Golden Isles Family YMCA Lunch and Learn: Wednesday, Oct. 30; 12 p.m.“All I Have Wanted To Know About Breast Cancer But Have Been Too Scared To Ask” presented by Mark Hanly, M.D., Southeastern Pathology Associates, at the YMCA,144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick.
“Make Breast Care a Routine for Life”: Patients receiving mammogramsduring October will receive a breast cancer awareness gift that includes a cup, calendar, nail file and breast self-exam card.
Breast Care Quiz Give-away: Patients and team members who complete the breast health quiz will be entered in a drawing to win one of four gift bags at the end of the month. Gift bags will be on display in the BreastCareCenter, the Camden Campus Mammography department and the MedicalPlazamammography location. A photo of the gift basket will be on display on the WOW and at the table for Ribbons of Hope sales and ARTrageous votes.
YMCA Goes Pink: The local YMCA will decorate their facility in pink and display breast cancer awareness information. Educational materials will be provided by Southeast Georgia Health System and Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.
For more information about Southeast Georgia Health System breast cancer awareness activities, please call 912-466-5770.