The Georgia Cancer Center is a regional cancer center that works hard at meeting the needs of different communities and populations from southeastern Georgia to western South Carolina. Everyone in the communities we serve have been touched by cancer in some way. And, through various community events, cancer patients, their families, their friends and the general public have the opportunity to show support for patients currently living with cancer, as well as honoring the memories of those who bravely fought this terrible disease.
Along with educating the community, an important role our community members can assist us with is through supporting various community events for the Georgia Cancer Center. In addition, some of these community events help raise essential funds for research and patient support programs at the Georgia Cancer Center.
Every year, World Cancer Day is held on February 4. The idea is to encourage communities across the country and around the world to take action to lessen the impact of this potentially life-threatening disease. This year’s theme is #IAmAndIWill. Every person living in Georgia and South Carolina has the opportunity to #BeACatalyst for change in their life or the life of a family member or friend. As part of our celebration of all the cancer survivors across the globe, the Georgia Cancer Center encourages you to educate yourself, take steps to prevent cancer, and monitor your health through various recommended cancer screenings.
The fourth annual Unite in the Fight Against Cancer, hosted by and supporting the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, is a unique 1.5 walk that celebrates and honors all who have been impacted by this disease. This event represents all forms of cancer with each participant selecting a type of cancer and wearing the corresponding cancer awareness color(s) in honor or memory of a loved one or friend during the event. All funds raised during this annual fundraiser will support Georgia Cancer Center’s patient programs, education, and new standards of care. Together we will all unite to raise awareness, support, and hope to become catalysts in the fight against cancer!
If walking is not your favorite form of exercising, perhaps you’d enjoy a leisurely bike ride (not race) as part of a community movement to end cancer and the pain it causes patients, their families and their friends. This is the mission behind Paceline, an organization, started in the Fall of 2018, to ignite the Augusta area and extend across the State of Georgia and beyond to invest in the fight against cancer. Every day, researchers and staff at the Georgia Cancer Center continue to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of Georgia and across the globe. The Paceline community has already funded four significant projects, fueling innovative research to improve cancer prevention, advance treatments, and move more breakthroughs to more patients. Together, we can cure cancer faster. This year's bike ride will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022. 100% of the money raised through Paceline is donated to the Georgia Cancer Center.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Georgia Cancer Center needs your help to Shine a Light on Lung Cancer! Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is the largest coordinated lung cancer awareness program in the United States. The event, created by the GO2 Foundation, will be hosted by healthcare facilities across America. The Georgia Cancer Center team is preparing an event designed to share information about our multi-disciplinary lung cancer care program including services we offer, clinical trials offering patients opportunities to take part in new treatment options, and cancer survivors who share their stories and experiences with our team. If you are an individual looking to attend a Shine a Light event, click here to find a virtual or in-person event near you!
Each year the Georgia Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Health program partners with the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smokeout. The event, held on the third Thursday of November across the nation, encourages people to stop smoking and to “Commit to Quit” for a lifetime. Join Augusta University and AU Health on November 18 at one of our Commit to Quit Stations to promote health and prevent diseases. Coronavirus safety precautions will be in place. Learn about the benefits of quitting tobacco use, how to access cessation resources, and to sign-up for help with quitting. Remember, you have the opportunity to quit everyday by calling our Tobacco Cessation Clinic at (706) 721-0456. For more information, visit this website.