Breast Cancer Month Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1

PRETTY IN PINK DAY: Wear pink to show support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE THINK PINK LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; keynote speaker Amy Breitmann, the director of development for The Lydia Project; 11 a.m., silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation; $25; reservations required; (706) 823-3476

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR DINNER: 6 p.m., Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; event will feature fashion show and photo exhibit of local breast cancer survivors; for breast cancer survivors and one guest, no children; free; reservations required; (706) 828-2502, (866) 591-2502

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

BREAST HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, Terrace Dining, Dogwood Room, 1120 15th St.; speakers are Melanie Kumrow, survivor, Mildred Davis, who is being treated, and Cindy Huddleston, who is living with metastatic breast cancer; light lunch served; free; reservations required; space limited; (706) 721-4109

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

WJBF HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; includes screenings, tests and other health information; free and open to public; www.universityhealth.org

MONDAY, OCT. 6

FREE BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m., University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

PINK RIBBON RIDE: Registration 9:30-11 a.m., Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road; $10 entry or three for $25; sponsored by Augusta H.O.G.; will end at 1 p.m. at Indigo Joe's Sports Pub and Restaurant with door prizes and silent auction; all proceeds benefit University Hospital Breast Health Center; (706) 651-0444

SUNDAY, OCT. 12

CUT FOR A CURE: Noon to 5 p.m., Your Salon at Augusta Mall Dillard's, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; $10 haircuts and mini manicures; all proceeds benefit University Hospital Breast Health Center; no appointment necessary; (706) 481-8866

MONDAY, OCT. 13:

CUT FOR A CURE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jon Ric Medical Spa and Salon, 229 Furys Ferry Road; $10 haircuts; all proceeds benefit University Hospital Breast Health Center; (706) 869-7755

FREE BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m., University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

TUESDAY, OCT. 14

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FULL SUPPORT: 6-7:30 p.m., University Hospital, cafeteria, Dining Room 1-3, 1350 Walton Way; for women or family members of women newly diagnosed or going through treatment for breast cancer; free; dinner served; registration required; (706) 828-2502, (866) 591-2502

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Aiken Regional Medical Centers, 302 University Parkway, sixth floor, Classrooms A and B; topic is "From The Other Side Of The Mammogram Machine;" seminar open to women in the work force; complimentary lunch; space limited, reservations required; (800) 882-7445

BREAST HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, Terrace Dining, Dogwood Room, 1120 15th St.; Dr. Thomas Samuel will present "After the Storm: Breast Cancer Survivorship;" light lunch served; free; reservations required; space limited; (706) 721-4109

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

MIRACLE MILE WALK: Registration 8-9 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m., Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; sponsored by University Health Care Foundation; three-mile walk to raise money to benefit breast cancer care; call (706) 729-5656 to register

MONDAY, OCT. 20

FREE CLINICAL BREAST EXAMS: Columbia County Health Departments; call to schedule appointment; Appling, (706) 541-1318, Martinez/Evans, (706) 868-3330, Grovetown/Harlem, (706) 556-3727

TOUR UNIVERSITY'S NEW DIGITAL MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT: 5-6 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; open to public; door prizes awarded

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL'S ASK THE DOC: A BREAST CANCER FORUM: 6-7:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; with Drs. Miriam Atkins, Randy Cooper and Jed Howington; free; dinner served; reservations required; (706) 828-2502; (866) 591-2502

THURSDAY, OCT. 23

BREAST CANCER: DIAGNOSIS, TREAtment and reducing your risk: 11:30 a.m., h2u at Doctors Hospital, h2u Activities Room, Building III, 1305 Interstate Parkway; educational luncheon, Dr. Kevin Cochran speaking; free; reservations required by Oct. 21; (706) 651-6716

BREAST CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Frank M. Rumph Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd.; Dr. Karen Yeh speaking; lunch provided by University Hospital Breast Health Center; reservations required, (706) 731-9900

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

BREAST HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, Terrace Dining, Dogwood Room, 1120 15th St.; clinical dietician Heather Blazier will present "Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer;" light lunch served; free; reservations required; space limited; (706) 721-4109

MONDAY, OCT. 27

FREE BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m., University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

BREAST HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m., Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, Terrace Dining, Dogwood Room, 1120 15th St.; Dr. Marie-Christine Rutter and psychology resident Kimberly Davis will present "Coping and Living Well with Breast Cancer;" light lunch served; free; reservations required; space limited; (706) 721-4109

ONGOING

MAMMOGRAM PROMOTION: Through Oct. 31, Doctors Hospital Women's Diagnostic Center, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite 101; get a mammogram at Women's Diagnostic Center and get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and a free one-week membership and $10 off the joiners' fee or program fee at YMCA; (706) 651-6761