Along with educating the community, another important role you can play is through supporting various community events for the Georgia Cancer Center.
In November 2018, the Georgia Cancer Center launched its signature fundraising event, "Unite in the Fight." Our inaugural event raised over $55,000 for cancer research, patient care and support services. Registration is open for our 2019 walk scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019. We’d love for you to be part of our celebration!
If walking isn’t 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 family and their friends. This is the mission behind Paceline, an organization, started in the Fall of 2018, to ignite the Augusta River Region to invest in the fight against cancer. The ride will be held the weekend of May 10-11, 2019. 100% of the money raised through Paceline will be donated to the Georgia Cancer Center.
Each year we set aside the 3rd Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout (GASO) to encourage people to stop smoking and to “Commit to Quit” for a lifetime.
Join Augusta University and AU Health, our patients, families, students, employees, and the community on November 21 at one of our Commit to Quit Stations to promote health and prevent diseases. Learn about the benefits of quitting smoking and tips for taking those first steps, how to access cessation resources, and to sign-up for help with quitting.
A variety of tobacco stop-smoking aids and cessation resources will be available at ten “Commit to Quit” campus locations.
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 screenings.