October 4, 2019 – Pink. Blush. Rose. Magenta. No matter which color
of pink you prefer, October is the month to wear it! And that’s
Vincent K. Arlauskas, M.D, will be doing as the Southeast Georgia Health System representative in
Brunswick/Golden Isles Komen BigWig campaign.
What is a Komen BigWig? It’s a very important person on a mission
to end breast cancer forever by raising awareness and funds in their community
and who’s willing to have fun while wearing a ridiculous pink wig.
“I believe the Komen BigWig mission captures the attention of our
entire community,” notes Arlauskas, a general surgeon with
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Glynn General & Vascular Surgery. “Every one of us has been impacted by breast cancer at some level.
I have family members and loved ones who are survivors. I also have loved
ones who did not survive. The awareness of the "Komen Pink"
is key. I have the privilege as a community servant to further that campaign
and bring funds to such a wonderful cause.”
A ‘Fun-Raiser’ to help Arlauskas surpass his $2,500 goal will
be held at Marshside Grill on Wednesday, October 30, 5-8 p.m. There will
be games, prizes, raffles and more. For more information, call 912-265-5125.
The Brunswick/Golden Isles Komen BigWig campaign engages local corporate
and community leaders as representatives in the fight against breast cancer.
During the campaign, each BigWig will raise or give a minimum of $2,500,
which will be used to ensure access to essential breast health services
and education programs, and support research to find the cures for breast
cancer. Through this program, 75 percent of funds raised remain in local
communities to help fund local breast cancer initiatives.
Since 2011, the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has given more
than $465,000 in grant funding to support the Health System’s Mammograms
In Motion program. The program provides free mammograms and other diagnostic
breast health services for uninsured and low income residents in Glynn
County and the surrounding communities.
Kicking off its fifth year in Glynn County, the BigWig campaign goal is
to raise at least $12,500 to help fund breast cancer patient services
and education programs in Coastal Georgia. Throughout the seven-week campaign,
Dr. Vincent Arlauskas, Zerik Samples, Rose Dean Andrews, Michelle Johnston
and Chris Jordan have each pledged to raise a minimum of $2,500. To contribute
to Dr. Arlauskas’ campaign, visit