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Phoebe Sumter Breast Cancer Awareness Walk transitions to Sumter Pink


For 15 years, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center has hosted an annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk to raise awareness of and recognize those affected by breast cancer. We’ve had a long history of doing this walk in downtown Americus and honoring survivors, those we have lost, and those fighting breast cancer in our community in addition to providing general education to participants about screening and healthy lifestyles. This fall, we are introducing some changes that we hope will be embraced by all who have attended in the past without affecting the core mission of the event that so many have loved over the years.

The Phoebe Sumter Foundation is helping us transition the event to not only raise awareness, but to also raise funds that help provide needed support of local cancer services and patient emergency funds for our local patients in need. This year, we will rebrand the event as “Sumter Pink” and host it on the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center campus on October 26, 2019.

Don’t worry, we will still provide the same level of awareness and education as we have in the past. We have already received a generous donation from Drs. John and Patty Fennessy, Phoebe Sumter Foundation Wheatley Society Members. They are honoring survivors by offering to pay their registration fee for those who would like to accept the donation. Dr. Patty Fennessy is a long-time Board member and the Secretary of the Phoebe Sumter Foundation as well as a proud supporter of women’s health as a practicing gynecologist. The Foundation will be obtaining other sponsors and asking participants for a donation to the Foundation to participate in honor or memory of their loved one affected by breast cancer.

Published in the Americus Times-Recorder | By: Beth Alston | Friday, September 6, 2019


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