Georgia Cancer Specialists physician Dr. Janice Galleshaw was recently recognized as a leader in breast cancer treatment and research when she was honored and featured at two separate cancer-awareness events. Dr. Galleshaw was one of two medical honorees at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Pink Tie Ball” at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead on October 16, and was the featured speaker at the Marcus Jewish Community Center’s (MJCC) “Punch Out Breast Cancer” event at the center in Zaban Park on October 17.
“It was a wonderful weekend, as I had a chance to talk to and be around many amazing people who have been touched by cancer,” Dr. Galleshaw said.
The fifth annual Komen Atlanta “Pink Tie Ball’s” honors the lives of those who have been touched by breast cancer. This year’s event drew 465 people and raised a record $667,000, which will go towards breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
The MJCC’s “Punch Out Breast Cancer” event was initiated to raise money for cancer awareness, and it kicked off a cancer department at the center that will be dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of cancer in the Atlanta community. Approximately 300 people attended the inaugural event.
The event helped “women and girls of all ages empower their bodies and minds,” according to their website, as the program featured a self-defense clinic and a panel of three leading cancer educators, including Dr. Galleshaw.