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.
Each year the Georgia Cancer Center 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, 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 tobacco use and tips for taking those first steps, 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.
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 Ride, 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. The ride will be held the weekend of May 29-30, 2020. 100% of the money raised through Paceline is donated to the Georgia Cancer Center.
In November 2018, the Georgia Cancer Center launched its signature fundraising event, Unite in the Fight Against Cancer. In it’s second year, the event raised over $79,000 for patient care and support services. This unique 1.5-mile walk celebrates and honors all those who have been impacted by this disease. The event represents all forms of cancer, as seen in the list below, with each participating individual/team selecting a cancer and wearing the corresponding color in honor or memory of a loved one or friend during the walk. We invite you to join us each year and be part of this celebration!
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.