THOUSANDS OF PALM BEACH RESIDENTS WILL “PUT ON THEIR PINK BRA” TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER ONE STEP AT A TIME

September 28, 2012

THOUSANDS OF PALM BEACH RESIDENTS WILL “PUT ON THEIR PINK BRA”
TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER ONE STEP AT A TIME

PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 28, 2012) - Thousands of Palm Beach residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members will join together and put on their pink bras at the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. This noncompetitive, fundraising event will unite the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educate men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease.

The Palm Beach Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place October 13, 2012, at the Meyer Amphitheatre located at 104 Datura Street West in Palm Beach. The walk will begin at 9 a.m.

This year’s inaugural “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign is a part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Money raised through these events funds breast cancer research, provides up?to?date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments - regardless of income - and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

“Breast cancer has a profound impact on Floridians as the state ranks second in the nation for the number of new breast cancer cases and third in the number of related deaths,” said Carla Flores, American Cancer Society Associate Director (Palm Beach Chapter). “But out of these grim numbers comes the hope we create when we gather and work together to fight this disease. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is not only a way to raise funds for that fight, but also gives us a chance to gather to celebrate survivors.”

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk supports the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight cancer on all four fronts: research, education, advocacy and patient services. Over time, the Society has invested more in breast cancer research than any other voluntary public health organization. Since 1972, it has invested nearly $323 million in breast cancer research grants, resulting in many of today’s breast cancer treatments.

The Pink Premier Sponsor for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Palm Beach County, Florida, is Jupiter Medical Center. Media partners are Clear Channel Media + Entertainment; Palm Beach Broadcasting, LLC; and CBS12.

“Jupiter Medical Center is proud to be the Pink Premier Sponsor of this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event,” said John D. Couris, President/CEO of Jupiter Medical Center and 2012 Event Chair. “Not only are we committed to providing the latest in breast cancer imaging technology and treatment for our patients, we are committed to supporting this great cause to increase awareness about breast cancer in our community.”

For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Palm Beach, please call 1-800-227?2345 or visit www.putonyourpinkbra.com/palmbeach.  

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non?governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1?800?227?2345 or visit cancer.org.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed community medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally-invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for eight years in a row (2005-2012). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.  

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