Calling All Survivors--Archbold Hosting Second Annual Pink Affair Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Calling All Survivors—Archbold Hosting Second Annual Pink Affair Fashion Show Fundraiser

Monday, August 19, 2013

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death, and about one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime.   Breast cancer was also the most common cancer seen at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center last year.

On Friday, October 4, the Singletary Oncology Center will host the second annual A Pink Affair, a fashion show fundraiser featuring local cancer survivors as models. Proceeds from the Pink Affair go to an Archbold Foundation fund that helps cover the cost of a mammogram for those unable to afford one.

“Archbold’s Pink Affair is a time for our community to join with cancer survivors to celebrate life, and to support a very important cause, breast cancer screening in our community,” said Bill Tustin, Singletary Oncology Center administrator.

Archbold medical oncologist Amanda D. May, MD, said breast cancer is easiest to treat when found in its earliest stages and mammograms are the best screening tool we have to detect breast cancer.  “Thanks to advances in mammogram technology, survival rates continue to increase,” said May. “It’s very important that women take advantage of screening opportunities and the modern technology that we have to detect this disease, in its earliest and most treatable stages.”

If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor and interested in modeling in A Pink Affair, please call Debbie Beeson, breast cancer navigator at the Singletary Oncology Center at (229) 584-5445.  Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Pink Affair. For more information  on sponsorships, contact Archbold Marketing at (229) 227-5140.