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GMC and CBS Atlanta Partner for Breast Cancer Awareness

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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. GMC and CBS Atlanta are committed to early detection of breast cancer and raising awareness to make sure that statistic will never increase.

"There”s no question that breast cancer is a critical issue to our viewers. We”re thrilled to work with Gwinnett Medical Center and help women take the necessary steps for early cancer detection," said Steve Schwaid, news director of CBS Atlanta News and Digital Content. "At CBS Atlanta News we want to help educate and save women from this cancer that can be beaten with early detection and awareness."

Join Gwinnett Medical Center and CBS as they teach women how to fight like girls. Gwinnett Medical Center”s all-digital Mobile Mammography Unit will be located at The Arena at Gwinnett Center from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The address is 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. The Care-a-Van will be located by the front door of the main entrance.

Care-a-Van appointments are available for the November 9 event. Even if you aren”t scheduled to get a mammogram on October 13, join us anyway to learn about breast health. GMC will have breast health educators on site to distribute information and answer your questions from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will also use a model to show women the proper way to do a breast self-exam. CBS Atlanta”s Stephany Fisher will also be there to meet and greet viewers between noon and 2 p.m. The first 50 ladies will receive a free t-shirt. There will also be refreshments, a photo booth, self defense demonstrations, a DJ and pedestal jousting.

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