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Sumter Pink Walk for Cancer Set for October 22


Americus, GA | September 14, 2022 – The Phoebe Sumter Foundation has announced that its Sumter Pink Walk for Cancer will be held in-person on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The annual event, which raises money for local cancer patients, will take place at the Mattie H. Marshall Cross Country Trail, located at 112 Odom Road in Americus.

“With Sumter Pink having to be held virtually the last two years, we are thrilled to be able to reunite with the community and walk together in person this year,” said Katherine Council, Director, Phoebe Sumter Foundation.

Participants are encouraged to register early for the event. Registration is $25 per person now through October 14 and $35 per person October 15 till the day of the event. Each registrant will receive a Sumter Pink t-shirt and a goodie bag with refreshments and coupons to local restaurants. To register go to phoebehealth.com/sumterpink.

The past three years, Sumter Pink has raised more than $46,000 for local cancer patients. This year’s walk will benefit the Phoebe Sumter Foundation’s Oncology Expansion project, which will increase access and better accommodate the needs of patients.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women.  For 2022, the American Cancer Society estimates nearly 287,850 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed, roughly 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed (DCIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer), and that nearly 43,250 people will lose their battle with the disease.

“While Sumter Pink was started to raise awareness around breast cancer, the walk since has become an inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor all cancer survivors, caregivers and those we have lost. It’s about raising awareness for all cancers,” added Council.

Sponsors for this year’s Sumter Pink Walk are Aramark, Capital City Home Loans, Citizen’s Bank, Fennessy Family, Junior Service League, Parker’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Pat’s Place, Synovus, T31, Walmart, and Whaley Realty.