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Gwinnett Medical Center and CBS Atlanta Partner for Breast Cancer Awareness

10.29.2009

Duluth, GA—One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. GMC and CBS Atlanta are committed to early detection of breast cancer and raising awareness to make sure that statistic will never increase.

“There’s no question that breast cancer is a critical issue to our viewers. We’re thrilled to work with Gwinnett Medical Center and help women take the necessary steps for early cancer detection,” said Steve Schwaid, news director of CBS Atlanta News and Digital Content. “At CBS Atlanta News we want to help educate and save women from this cancer that can be beaten with early detection and awareness.”

Join us October 13 and November 9 as Gwinnett Medical Center and CBS teach women how to fight like girls. Gwinnett Medical Center’s all-digital Mobile Mammography Unit will be located at The Arena at Gwinnett Center from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. The Care-a-Van will be located by the front door of the main entrance.

Care-a-Van appointments are already booked for October 13, but appointments are available for our November 9 event. Even if you aren't scheduled to get a mammogram on October 13, join us anyway to learn about breast health. GMC will have breast health educators on site to distribute information and answer your questions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will also use a model to show women the proper way to do a breast self-exam. CBS Atlanta's Stephany Fisher will also be there to meet and greet viewers between noon and 2 p.m. The first 50 ladies will receive a free t-shirt. There will also be refreshments, a photo booth, self defense demonstrations, a DJ and pedestal jousting.

“When it comes to breast health awareness, Gwinnett Medical Center not only reaches out to the community by providing excellent care and state-of-the-art technology, but has partnered with CBS to reach more women in the community,” said Cindy Snyder, manager of oncology services and certified breast care nurse at GMC. “Through this partnership, GMC and CBS can provide information and education to thousands of women on all aspects of breast health including breast awareness through self-exams and the importance of regular screening with mammograms.” About Gwinnett Medical CenterNow celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship campus, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Duluth and Lawrenceville provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care as well as a full continuum of wellness services. Digital imaging is the standard of care at all GMC facilities including the newest imaging center in north Gwinnett’s Hamilton Mill area. In 2008, GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians served more than 400,000 patients. Gwinnett Medical Center’s incredible vision for the future is to transform healthcare.