Phoebe Sumter raises awareness for breast cancer with upcoming basketball game, walk

(Photo courtesy of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center's Facebook page)
(Photo courtesy of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center's Facebook page)

AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - Don't miss the action as the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets take on the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center All-Stars in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Basketball Game.

The game will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the South Georgia Technical College Gymnasium. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Proceeds will benefit breast cancer victims in the community.

Breast Cancer Survivors will be honored at halftime, and there will be other entertainment as well. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Two days after, Phoebe Sumter invites you to join in the fight against Breast Cancer with its 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 13.

The walk will be held at the new Phoebe Sumter Medical campus at the intersection of Hwy 19 & 280. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The walk will be done around the campus of the hospital, which is approximately .8 miles. Four times around is 3.2 miles.

There is no fee to participate, but you can purchase t-shirts before the walk at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center front desk anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Shirts are $10 for sizes up to XL, $12 for XXL and 3X and $15 for 4X.

T-shirts are free for all Breast Cancer Survivors who register by calling the Oncology Clinic at 229-931-1381 on Tuesdays and Fridays. You must register by October 1 to ensure you receive a shirt for the event.

For more information about the walk, please call (229) 931-6812 or e-mail <> .

You can also visit their Facebook page for more information and to see photos from previous years.

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