White Ribbon Fall Fest In Augusta – Lung Cancer Awareness
On Saturday, November 11, 2023, the Georgia Cancer Center will host the White Ribbon Fall Fest in Augusta. This event will be at the Augusta Saturday Market, and will aim to raise awareness about lung cancer and celebrate the survivors. The event is free and will feature health information and screenings. It also includes boxed lunches, giveaways, and raffles.
White Ribbon Fest In Augusta
When: Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m
- Vendors from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Panel with boxed lunches from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Augusta Saturday Market – 15 8th Street, Augusta, GA
What: Health screenings (including head and neck cancer, blood pressure, and more), health information, giveaways, raffles, and more.
The Georgia Cancer Center
The Georgia Cancer Center is part of Augusta University. They are on a mission to provide industry-leading cancer research and care for patients both locally and all over the world. The center bring together world-class researchers and clinicians to provide screenings and treatment to provide patients with the absolute best care.
Each patient has a custom team of experts to address their individual needs as they battle a cancer diagnosis. From research, to patient care, clinical trials, and academics, the Georgia Cancer Center is making breakthroughs in cancer research and care, compare to other Cancer Centers in the United States.
Personally, lung cancer is a cause that I am passionate about. And the main reason is that my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2022. I am so thankful that he is still here with us today!
The way my dad was diagnosed is nothing short of a “God-thing.” He had been sick, and his doctor just happened to request a chest x-ray. That’s when she spotted something off in the x-ray. I can’t say thank you enough to that doctor who immediately took action to get him in with specialists to get additional scans and tests.
Ultimately, he wound up needing surgery. While he was initially being treated at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan, Georgia, he came to Augusta for surgery. And that was another blessing, because I was able to be close by during his stay. The team at Cancer Treatment Center of America recommended the best surgeon, who they said had just recently transferred to Augusta. And my parents knew that was a sign.
By April, he was having surgery to remove the top lobe of his lung. The surgery went well, and he has been cancer free! He still goes to Newnan for routine follow ups and occasionally has some tests, scans, and has fluid drained. But overall, he is doing well.
Now, my dad was a smoker for MANY years, but hadn’t smoked in years before his diagnosis. But you see, that’s the thing, cancer doesn’t discriminate. Lung cancer doesn’t just affect those who have smoked.
According to the Georgia Cancer Center, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. That’s why it’s important to learn about prevention and early detection. You can learn more at the White Ribbon Fall Fest in Augusta this Saturday. Get details here.