PSMC anticipates massive turnout at upcoming walk for breast cancer awareness

AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - More than 500 people are expected to attend Phoebe Sumter Medical Center's 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk this weekend.

The walk, which takes place Saturday Oct. 13, will raise awareness for breast cancer prevention as well show support for breast cancer survivors and their families.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk will start at 9 a.m.

For the first time, the walk will be held at the new Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Campus.  It will begin and end at the Wellness & Education Center and will take place around the perimeter of the hospital.

Participants will have the option of 3 distances: 1 lap (.8 miles), 2 laps (1.6 miles) and 4 laps (3.2 miles). There will be information booths and participants will have an opportunity to see the new hospital campus and the new hospital, which opened last December after the original one was destroyed by a tornado in 2007.

The walk is a culmination of a number of Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, which include local businesses decorating their storefronts in pink and community members wearing pink every Friday.

There is no fee to walk, but participants can purchase t-shirts for this event.  Breast Cancer survivors will receive free shirts and will be celebrated during the event.

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