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The Medical Center of Central Georgia to Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

The Medical Center of Central Georgia to Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

A Series of Events to be Held in November  

MACON, GA (Monday, November 12, 2012) –The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) and the Cancer Life Center at MCCG will host a series of events during the month of November in recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The community is encouraged to participate in these events to raise awareness and support for those with lung cancer.

On Wednesday, November 7, the Cancer Life Center  and Central Georgia Diagnostics will host a free Lunch & Learn on Lung Cancer for current and former smokers. The luncheon will take place at Jeneane's At Pinebrooke from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. James Foster, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, MCVI will be the guest speaker. To register, call 478-633-8537.

Mayor Robert Reichert will proclaim November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month at Macon City Hall on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. The proclamation ceremony is not a public event, but the media are invited to attend.

A screening event, “Your Lungs, Your Life, Get Screened,” will be held Saturday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at MCCG's Luce Heart Tower. Current and former smokers ages 50 to 74 may receive chest CT scans at the event. Lunch is included, and an RSVP is required. To register, call 478-633-9111.

The “Shine A Light On Lung Cancer” vigil will be held on Monday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Macon City Hall. Join hundreds of thousands of people across America who are coming together to provide a voice for those touched by lung cancer. To register, visit

An American Cancer Society/American Heart Association Executive Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mercer University Center in the President's Dining Room. Danny McGoldrick, Vice President of Research at Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, and Dr. James Cunningham, Chief Medical Officer at MCCG, will be the guest speakers. This is not a public event, but the media is invited to attend.

Finally, The Great American Smokeout will be held Thursday, November 15. This is a day for smokers to “Butt Out.” Smokers are encouraged to use the day to make a plan to quit, or to even quit smoking for the day. MCCG's Heartworks will offer incentives and activities for those interested. Call Heartworks at 478-633-9090 for more information.