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

MCCG 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 (Monday, October 1, 2012) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and the Central Georgia Breast Care Center (CGBCC) have prepared a 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 schedule of events and festivities:

  • Monday, Oct. 1: Mayor Robert Reichert Proclamation at City Hall, 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2: Life Boutique Open House at The Cancer Life Center, 1014 Forsyth St., 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Breast prosthesis fittings and special events
  • Thursday, Oct. 4:Pink Ribbon Car Painting at Chick-fil-A, 5920 Zebulon Road; 11 a.m. – 1p.m.
    • Pink ice cream served
    • FREE
  • Friday, Oct. 5:
    • Breast Cancer Survivor Symposium at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      • FREE breakfast included
      • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
    • First Friday “Game Day,” Downtown Macon, free pink footballs
      • FREE “Breast Cancer Awareness” First Friday Forum, Tubman African American Museum, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6:Smarr Southern Jam at the Meadows, 1064 Rumble Road, Forsyth, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 8: “Life is Worth Fighting For” presentation by Jane Jackson at The Armory Ballroom, 484 First St., 12 p.m.
    • FREE, lunch included
    • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Thursday, Oct. 11:“Look Good, Feel Better” at the Lanier Building, 1082 Forsyth St., 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Assistance for cancer patients coping with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
    • For reservations, call (478) 633-8537
  • Friday, Oct. 12:
    • Official “Wear Pink Day” in Macon
    • Mammogram Marathon at Central Georgia Breast Care Center, 1014 Forsyth St., and Central Georgia Diagnostics Northwest, 5925 Zebulon Rd., 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • No appointment necessary, but a physician's order is required.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13:
    • TRI-athlon at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., 7 a.m.
      • Minimum pledge of $25.00
      • Open to members and non-members
      • For reservations, call (478) 477-2300
    • Lady Diamond Motorcycle Club “2nd Annual Breast & Prostate Cancer Awareness Event” at Central City Park, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 14: College Hill Alliance 2nd Sunday Brunch at Washington Park, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Concert with Coyote Bones
    • Pink ornaments for children to decorate
    • FREE
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16: “Pamper Me Pink” Health Fair at Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Dr., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • FREE
  • 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
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24:“Nutrition and Breast Cancer” presentation by nutritionist Courtney Mosser, RD, LD at The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Dr., 12 p.m.
    • Live demonstration with Chef Joe Martin
    • Lunch provided
    • FREE
    • For reservations, call (478) 633-4733
  • Thursday, Oct. 25: Unmasking Breast Cancer Lunch and Learn at the Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emory Hwy., 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Wear pink and wear a mask
    • Call (478) 751-6243 for tickets and information
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at North Peach Park, Byron, 7 a.m.
  • 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 Center 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