Augusta Health Combats Cancer

Friday, September 28, 2012

Augusta Health will Combat Cancer at a fun, fitness fundraising event on Saturday, October 20 at 9:30 am at Augusta Health Fitness. Proceeds from the event will benefit Appearances, a new boutique in the Augusta Health Cancer Center. Appearances will sell reasonably priced hats, turbans, wigs, lymphedema sleeves, prosthetics, bras and other items needed by cancer patients.

Augusta Health Combats Cancer will start at 9:30 am (registration will begin at 8:30 am) when participants form a large, human Pink Ribbon in the back parking lot of Fitness. The Ribbon will be photographed and become artwork in Appearances. After the Human Ribbon, Augusta Health Fitness instructors will lead Body Combat and Zumba routines.

Artist P. Buckley Moss has donated a print, 'Stitched for a Cure', that will be raffled to benefit Appearances. P. Buckley Moss is a breast cancer survivor. Raffle tickets will be available at the event and throughout the month of October through the Augusta Health Cancer Center.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades for clinical excellence and patient safety. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or (540) 221-7329, or visit our website,