Georgia Cancer Specialists Sponsors Komen-Central Georgia Race for the Cure

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Event Raises Nearly $80,000, Draws Over 2,500 Advocates, Survivors

Komen-Central Georgia Race for the CureGeorgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—the largest private oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast—recently sponsored the eighth Komen-Central Georgia Race for the Cure, held Saturday, October 20, at Wesleyan College in Macon.

Over 2,500 breast cancer advocates and survivors attended the event, which raised $79,700 to support Central Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s breast cancer initiatives.

“We’re so proud to be a part of Race for the Cure,” said Cheryl Jones, a GCS physician who practices at the GCS Macon office. “We look forward to supporting this event for years to come.”

The race remains among Central Georgia’s largest 5K events. In addition to the 5K, the day’s events included a Pink Pancake Breakfast, a Kids for the Cure Festival, and the one-mile Celebration Walk/Kids for the Cure Parade.

With survivors and activists in 125 cities and communities, more than 100 Komen Race for the Cure® events in the United States and three International Affiliates, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the most progressive grassroots organization fighting breast cancer today.

Thanks to more than 100,000 survivors and activists dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, the Komen Affiliate Network is the nation’s largest private funder of community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

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