Welcome to The Augusta Chronicle's We Think Pink in Augusta website! Here you'll find inspiring stories of cancer survivors and information on resources and events throughout the area.

Each year, The Augusta Chronicle works to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer with a visual show of support in our annual "pink" paper edition on October 1. Yes, it's actually pink!

We hope you'll join us in the support of this important cause!




Gene mutation puts family at high risk of breast cancer

Anisha Burkett doesn’t have breast cancer, but she already has an oncologist following her. The 27-year-old mother carries a genetic mutation that makes it virtually certain she will get it.

Family helped Jan Marsh through breast cancer treatments

Jan Marsh found a lump in her breast one morning while getting dressed. Marsh, who lives in Louisville, Ga., wentthat day to see her doctor, who sent her to an oncologist in Augusta. He confirmed it was cancerous.

Family makes difference for Ginny Sapp in breast cancer fight

After Ginny Sapp’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, Sapp began having annual mammograms. In late 2002, a mammogram picked up something in her right breast. Doctors weren’t sure what they were looking at and scheduled a sonogram.

2004 diagnosis was a shock for breast cancer survivor Bobbie Johnson

Bobbie Johnson had a history of lumps in her breasts. Previous biopsies always found them to be benign. When Johnson found a lump in her right breast in 2004, she was certain this time would be no different. Besides, the mammogram she had just had didn’t show anything.

Pamela Bixler calls breast cancer diagnosis surreal

Pamela Bixler found a lump in her breast while taking a shower, but she had had swollen lymph nodes in other parts of her body and said it felt the same. She didn’t worry about it.

Beth Bishop doesn't let 3 cancer diagnoses deter her

Beth Bishop was first diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1994. Thirteen years later, she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, in both breasts. A PET scan in February 2011 detected cancer in her lymph nodes.