We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are many ways to spread awareness and give back, but one way we have done so over the past couple years is by participating in the Paint Gwinnett Pink Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. Paint Gwinnett Pink works to generate money to benefit breast cancer patients and Gwinnett Medical Center’s Breast Program by improving patient access to the most advanced detection technology, breast cancer screenings, and more. With this in mind, Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett is proud to announce that we will once again be one of the sponsors for this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, 2019 in Lawrenceville. Registration begins at 7am.
Before we get too far into the event, we wanted to provide some statistics to reinforce the importance of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers for women. Roughly 1 in every 8 women in the US (or about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that nearly 270,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone, as well as almost 63,000 cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. The death rate for women with breast cancer is higher than those for any other form of cancer, second only to lung cancer.
We understand that breast cancer affects us all. That’s why we feel so strongly about this cause and organizations like Paint Gwinnett Pink who do so much in our local area to help support this important cause. It means so much to us to do our part to help spread breast cancer awareness here in the Gwinnett area and beyond, whether it be at an education-focused event like our recent breast cancer seminar or at an event like Paint Gwinnett Pink. Don’t forget to join the Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett team when you register for Paint Gwinnett Pink this year!
We can’t wait to see everyone who comes out to this outstanding event this year. For more information on Paint Gwinnett Pink, check out our specials and events page for all the details. If you would like to learn more about breast cancer or to request a screening appointment with one of our reproductive healthcare providers, please contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for more tips, updates and details on all our upcoming Health & Wellness events.