Monday, October 15, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center hopes its dance video is the winner of a first-place prize of $10,000, which will be donated to a charity of its choice.
For a second year in a row, Gwinnett Medical Center is throwing its pink gloves in the ring for Medline Industries' annual contest aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. The clinical staff put together its video for the Pink Glove Dance Competition with no assistance from the hospital's marketing department. It features hundreds of hospital employees, volunteers and physicians "honoring the breast cancer survivors we serve," the team said in its contest statement. "Our amazing community inspires us every day and we hope that this video inspires them," the statement also read. Winners of the contest will be chosen by community votes. Voting is open until midnight on Nov. 2. The winner will get $10,000 to donate to the nonprofit of …
Monday, October 8, 2012
All the pink leaves no doubt October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but has it become over commercialized?
According to the Better Business Bureau, some pink-labeled products actually have very little to do with breast cancer. The consumer advocacy agency advises if you’re buying pink specifically to support a charity, you might want to look into how that purchase will benefit it, and which charity will get the money. In some instances, pink is just the promotion to help get the product off the shelf. Do you think the pink campaign has become too commercialized? Has it become another revenue stream for scam artists or companies looking sell their products? Tell us in the comments below. For anybody who wants to ensure their pink dollars support the cause, the BBB has the following tips:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some places to find breast cancer support groups in Lawrenceville, Ga.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of resources and support groups in Lawrenceville. Among them are Gwinnett Medical Center “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of the medical advisory board for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. “When patients are told they’re sick, it can be an out of body experience and they aren’t taking in …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Nearly 40 Gwinnett dentists, including ones in Lawrenceville, Ga., are offering teeth bleaching services for donations to Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation toward purchase of 3D breast cancer diagnostic machine.
Dentists in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett are offering teeth bleaching services starting Oct. 1 through the end of January to raise funds for new 3D breast imaging equipment at Gwinnett Medical Center. The “Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures” program was founded in 2001 by Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Bruce Carter, who was joined by Duluth dentist Dr. Slade Lail in 2002. Dr. Tina Heil Herrington of Suwanee teamed with Dr. Carter as co-chairman of the program four years ago. Fourteen more dentists from throughout Gwinnett County participated in 2003. Nearly 40 dentists are making the teeth bleaching offer this year. During its first three years, the program raised more than $104,000 for Gwinnett Relay for Life, according to Dr. Carter. The …
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
After losing a brother and a sister to breast cancer, a Lawrenceville woman walks to help bring an end to breast cancer.
Breast cancer is not just a disease that affects women. No one knows that better than Tonya Stokes. In 2003, she lost her sister Velma Stacker to the disease—just four years after losing her brother Edward Williams, Jr. to breast cancer as well. After having two siblings succumb to breast cancer, Stokes decided to commit to finding a cure for the deadly disease. In 1999, she took that step. That was same year she started working in the Avon distribution center in Suwanee as an administrative assistant. She volunteered to be a team captain for the makeup maker’s Walk for Breast Cancer. This is her tenth year taking part in the walk and her fourth year as a walker. Every October, Stokes and her team heads up to Charlotte, North Carolina to …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Gwinnett Medical Center hopes to win $10,000 for the American Cancer Society with its dance video.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Gwinnett Medical Center has put together a video -- and some pretty smooth and complicated moves -- for the Pink Glove Dance Competition, a Medline-sponsored contest aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. "We strategized and planned diligently to find ways to display a professional video with the positive illustration of people coming together for such a worthy cause," the center said on the competition site. "The center was fortunate enough to band together friends, family and associates to donate their time to make this project happen." Grooving to the Pink song Raise your Glass, the center's staff and friends have garnered more than 10,000 votes -- but they're still trailing others such as Lexington Medical Center in West …