October 1, 2015–Southeast Georgia Health System is pinking out this
October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition
to color-themed attire and month-long decorations, a variety of community
activities and fundraisers are planned, including the ARTrageous Bras
exhibit, “Pink Ribbons of Hope” fundraiser and Pink Out Friday
Throughout October, the Health System is decorating their lobbies as well
as the Senior Care Centers with large pink ribbons to celebrate breast
cancer awareness. Pink flags will be hung from lamp posts, nursing teams
will wear pink gloves, surgical teams will wear pink surgical caps and
the cafeterias will serve pink desserts!
As if pink ribbons, flags and desserts were not enough, the fanciful Julie
Grimm Quilt will also be on display. Created from Susan G. Komen Race
for the Cure and American Cancer Society Relay For Life official T-shirts,
this beautiful, unique piece will hang inside the Camden Campus lobby
Oct. 1-15 and then transfer to the Brunswick Campus Horton Gallery Oct. 16-31.
In addition to decorations, the Health System is also hosting several
fundraisers in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Brunswick
Campus Horton Gallery and the Camden Campus art gallery will host the
ARTrageous Bras exhibit Oct. 1-31. This fundraising event includes an
opportunity for the community to cast $1 votes for their favorite uniquely
decorated bras. The top 10 ARTrageous Bras will be modeled in a live auction,
and the remaining bras placed in a silent auction, on Friday, Nov. 6 from
6-7:30 p.m. at the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick. The free
event is open to the community; attendees will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres,
and proceeds from the event benefit the Health System cancer care programs.
For more information, call 912-466-3360.
Another Health System fundraiser open to the community is the “Pink
Ribbons of Hope.” Individuals can purchase a pink paper ribbon in
honor or memory of a loved one affected by breast cancer for $1. The goal
is to decorate all the hallways throughout the Health System in pink.
Similar to the ARTrageous Bras exhibit, proceeds from the “Pink
Ribbons of Hope” sales benefit the cancer care programs.
Brunswick High School, Frederica Academy and Glynn Academy are also participating
in the Health System’s Breast Cancer Awareness festivities with
“Pink Friday Games” scheduled during their October football
home games. The Health System will provide a pink ribbon image on the
field, pink wristbands for players and pink poms for cheerleaders. Pink
poms will also be available for a donation at the games with proceeds
benefiting the Health System cancer care programs.
Pink Friday Games Schedule
Friday, Oct. 2
Brunswick High School
: Friday, Oct. 16
: Friday, Oct. 23 (also their homecoming)
Additional events include:
“Pink Out Friday,”
Friday, Oct. 9:
The community is invited to join the Health System in wearing pink on
Pink Out Friday in support of the women and men diagnosed with breast
cancer. Email photos of you and your friends in Pink Out attire to
. These will be posted on the Health System Facebook page at
Community Lecture: An Evening With Our Breast Care Team, Tuesday, Oct.
6; 6-7:30 p.m.:
A panel of Health System breast care experts will address questions and
provide important information on topics ranging from preventative mammograms
to cancer treatment.Panelists include: Steve Barr, M.D., plastic surgeon;
Stephen Barrett, M.D., general surgeon; Diane Bowen, M.D., plastic surgeon;
Kenyon Meadows, M.D., radiation oncologist; Duane Moores, M.D., medical
oncologist; and, Karen Crosby, R.N., BSN, breast care navigator. Location:
Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Brunswick. Space
is limited, to reserve a seat, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (1-855-275-7447).
An Evening With Our Breast Care Team, Thursday, Oct. 8; 6-7:30 p.m.:
A second night with our experts to provide important breast care health
information to the Camden County community, panelists include: Damon Brantley,
M.D., general surgeon; Abraham Cheong, M.D., medical oncologist; Bradley
Easterlin, M.D., plastic surgeon; Bruce Tripp, M.D., radiation oncologist;
and Karen Crosby, R.N., BSN, breast care navigator. Location: Millhouse
Steak House, Kingsland. Space is limited, to reserve a seat, call 1-855-ASK-SGHS
Golden Isles Family YMCA Lunch and Learn, Wednesday, Oct. 28; 12 p.m.:
Abreast cancer awareness community lecture will be presented by Abraham
Cheong, M.D., medical oncologist, Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Hematology
& Oncology. Location: YMCA, 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick. Space
is limited, to reserve a seat, call 912-265-4100.
“Make Breast Care a Routine for Life,” Oct.1-31:
Patients who schedule mammogramsduring October will receive a breast cancer
awareness gift. Those who complete the breast health quiz will be entered
in a drawing to win a gift bag at the end of the month. To schedule a
mammogram, please call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5234.
For more information about Southeast Georgia Health System breast cancer
awareness activities, please visit sghs.org.