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ARTrageous Bras Inspire Creativity and Raise Awareness for Cancer Care

September 1, 2014

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation invites the community to participate in the ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser by decorating a bra to benefit the Health System cancer care programs.

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among American women. About one in eight (12 percent) women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women;
  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer);
  • About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the themed bras will be on display during the month of October on the Brunswick and Camden campuses. The public is invited to visit the displays and vote for as many bras as often as they wish for only $1 per vote.

Then, on November 7, 6-7:30 p.m., the ARTrageous Bras silent and live auction will take place at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick, 1530 Newcastle Street.

“ARTrageous is an incredible, attention-grabbing event to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for the Health System’s cancer care programs,” says Krista Robitz, director, Development, Southeast Georgia health System Foundation. “The creativity is amazing and voting becomes very competitive as individuals and teams try to keep their bras in the top ten for the live auction. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support the Health System and have a good time.”

To obtain an entry form, or for more information, contact the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation at 912-466-3360, or visit www.sghs.org/ARTrageous

Reprinted with permission by Southeast Georgia Health System

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