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MCCG Continues to 'Paint The Town Pink' During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MCCG Continues to 'Paint The Town Pink' During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Month-long Series of Special Events Planned to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness  

MACON, GA (Wednesday, October 17, 2012) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and the Central Georgia Breast Care Center (CGBCC) continue the month-long celebration to promote awareness and education during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, over 230,000 women in the U.S. learned that they had breast cancer, but thanks to improving treatments and early detection, many of these women will survive. MCCG and CGBCC encourage the central Georgia community to raise awareness by joining “Paint The Town Pink.”

The following is a list of events and festivities scheduled for this week:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17:
    • “Wear Pink Hat Day” at Molly's Café, 402 Cherry St., opens at 11 a.m.
      • FREE pink lemonade
    • Pink Alliance HoPe Chapter breast cancer support group, Flint Energies Building, intersection of Hwy 96 and Sutherlin Dr., Warner Robins, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 18:
    • Pink Alliance Survivor Support Group Pink Party in the Lanier Building Conference Room, 1062 Forsyth St., 12 p.m.
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
    • Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at CGBCC, 1014 Forsyth St., 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
      • For reservations, call (478)  621-2000
    • “FI(GH)T the Cure” at Dillard's at River Crossing, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • For every Wacoal bra sold, Dillard's at River Crossing will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Saturday, Oct. 20:
    • Community Health Fair at New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Rd., 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: Brunch at Marco Ristorante Italiano, 4581 Forsyth Rd., seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Ticket price: $40.00
    • Proceeds benefit United In Pink
    • For more information, contact Laura Paxton, (478) 254-5247
  • Month Long Events
    • Oct. 19-26: The Pink Promise at The Shoppes at River Crossing
      • For each Pink Promise sign posted in the Pink Promise Zone at The Village Green, The Shoppes at River Crossing will donate $1 to the fight against breast cancer.
    • Pink Fridays at The Tubman: Wear pink for $1 off admission at the Tubman African-American Museum each Friday in October
    • Free clinical breast exams at the Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emery Hwy., each Friday in October, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Pink Bosom Berry Shake special throughout October at The Rookery
    • Wear Pink Month at Arena Chiropractic with Dr. Gary Biggs, 2410 Riverside Dr.
      • New patients receive a complimentary consult and exam.
      • Existing patients receive a complimentary adjustment on Fridays.
      • For more information, call (478) 743-0047.
    • Celebrating Pink fountains at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Fountain Carwash, Gateway Plaza and Mercer University throughout October

Events are subject to change. For more information and a complete listing of events, please visit