Peach Co. Med Center Slates Activities for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Updated: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:58:35 EST

The Medical Center of Peach County has slated a number of activities aimed at promoting awareness and education during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In the U.S., approximately 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, but thanks to improving treatments and early detection, many of these patients will survive. MCPC encourages the central Georgia community to raise awareness by “Painting Peach Pink.”

The following is a schedule of events and festivities:

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Tickled Pink Kickoff Celebration for breast cancer survivors,  6–7:30 p.m.. Please RSVP by calling (478) 654-2240

Thursday, Oct. 3: Mammo Marathon mammogram screenings, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Please call (478) 654-2011 for an appointment.

Saturday, Oct. 5: MCPC Health Fair, 8 a.m.–11 a.m. The entire family is invited for a healthy day of learning and fun. Enjoy health screenings, exhibits, giveaways, and music and face painting for children.

Thursday, Oct. 10: “Nutrition, Weight & Breast Cancer” lunch and learn, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling (478) 654-2240

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Mammo Marathon mammogram screenings, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Please call (478) 654-2011 for an appointment.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: “Know Your Genes” genetic presentation, for women ages 18-50, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. For reservations, call (478) 654-2240.

All events will take place at MCPC, 1960 Hwy 247 Connector in Byron. For a complete list of events or for more information, please visit www.tmcpc.org. Events are subject to change.

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