with people RUNNING and WALKING for the chance to make a DIFFERENCE
Paint Gwinnett Pink was born out of the hearts of two passionate women, Bobbie Menneg, breast cancer survivor and Gwinnett Medical Center's (GMC) Women’s Support Group facilitator, and Jennifer Griffin, GMC's Oncology Community Outreach Navigator. Both women having worked closely with cancer patients, began to realize patients were not only battling breast cancer, but also many other worries associated with a cancer diagnosis. The two ladies agreed the Gwinnett community could help make a difference and Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk was born! The proceeds from Paint Gwinnett Pink provide the following:
Funding the latest diagnostic technology for breast cancer.
Providing access to mammograms and surgical consultations.
Patient access to comfort items needed during cancer treatment.
In 2016, in partnership with Susan Oates from Paint Georgia Pink, Inc., the Paint Gwinnett Pink participants, sponsors, and committee held the inaugural event exceeding participant and fundraising goals! This success is attributed to the funds from this event remain in our own community to assist individuals in need facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
Join us! Our community is WALKING and RUNNING for the chance to make a difference!
Depending on where you are in the registration process, please see below where you need to go upon your arrival at Coolray Field: (Registration area is to the left of the event stage across from parking lot A)
Dr. Cindy Snyder shared the impact of diagnostic technology on early detection and also shared with metro Atlanta about the 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink.
Click here to take a look!
We at Metro Waterproofing,Inc. are so privileged to have this opportunity to be one of the Presenting Sponsors for the 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run. Many of our staff, employees, and their families have been touched by this dreadful disease .Many have passed on, but thanks be to God more have now become survivors, as well as myself . Not "only" are we a Sponsor, but ,several of our Metro Families will be participating In this 5/K Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. The funds raised from this event will surely make a difference in the lives of those who are facing a cancer diagnosis. How? 1-because this will help improve access to advanced detection technology. 2- Improvements to up date and repair current equipment 3-Access to mammograms ,surgical consultations ,and most importantly assist and benefits Gwinnett Medical Center Breast Program-actual "Patients" themselves . Let us think about each other and help one another to show ❤️ love and do good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 We are a team who cares. Metro Waterproofing family Sandra StricklandSandra Strickland, Metro Waterproofing: Presenting Sponsor
I am proud to support Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K/Fun Run! The value of Paint Gwinnett Pink isn’t just about dollars raised to support Gwinnett Medical’s cancer initiatives. There is a huge “feel good” experience when like-minded people band together for a cause. Why do we participate? The sense of pride and community that happens cannot be measured when giving comes from the grass roots level of Gwinnett County. As of March 2017, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. Mothers, sisters, friends, relatives…people we know. Even those that don’t participate are aware of the cause when they see orange cones, roads closed and a sea of pink tee shirts walking en masse. It is a powerful message. There is so much more to this event than meets the eye. Paint Gwinnett Pink makes a public proclamation in our community that other people matter. There is a face for the cause and it is someone we care about. The mission is personal. Paint Gwinnett Pink promotes a feeling of empowerment, awareness, and remembrance. We unite in our desire to do something. So grab your walking/running shoes on Saturday, October 7, and join me in making our community a healthier place to live—one step at a time!Kristen Sapp: 2016 & 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink Participant
I am so proud to be a part of Paint Gwinnett Pink! It’s an event that we have always wanted to bring to Gwinnett County. Last year, PGP was more than we could have asked for. The love and support and excitement was palpable! To look out and see Gwinnett County come out and bring their excitement and enthusiasm was more than we could have imagined! I can’t wait to Paint Gwinnett Pink again! We are going to make it bigger and better! The impact this event will make on our cancer community here in Gwinnett will be astonishing. I see firsthand how it lightens the financial burdens of so many of our patients and allows them to focus on their treatment and getting better. There is nothing better than being able to help them during their journey!Allison Grayson: Patient Financial Resource Manager, Center for Cancer Care, Suburban-Hematology Oncology
I can’t wait for The Paint Gwinnett Pink Walk/Run this year! What a terrific event last year! It was amazing to see patients and families come together to support an event that provides resources for individuals in need facing a breast cancer diagnosis. I saw many of my own patients interacting with each other- sharing their stories, encouraging each other, and celebrating their lives. I take care of patients one on one, so it was touching for me to see patients come together to cheer each other on and to provide support for others that may experience a breast cancer diagnosis. It was truly an amazing community event and I hope it is fixture for years to come.Dr. Kevin Peacock: Physician at Suburban-Hematology Oncology and Paint Gwinnett Pink Supporter
I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor and I am passionate about supporting local charities in the fight to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. The event, Paint Gwinnett Pink is a wonderful community event, well organized but most of all, a lot of fun! Round up some friends and register to walk together! You will feel so good for giving back to this organization!Robin Hoch: 2016 & 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink Participant
I had the honor and pleasure of walking with my friends and family to honor my mom. This was the 1st walk I have ever done and I am glad I did it. This walk brought some closure to me. I was able to celebrate my mom's memory by "walking it out"! I had my friends and family there holding my hand the whole way.Becca Stafford: 2016 Paint Gwinnett Pink Participant
I became involved because I've seen so many individuals in our community touched by cancer. The impact on the whole family is tremendous and overwhelming. Many times, the needs of the patient are many and so often the resources are few. The funds provided through this event assist patients in making the journey a little lighter and brighter. How wonderful to know that members of Gwinnett are willing to come together to walk and run for the chance to make a difference!Linda Cerjan: 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink Communications Coordinator
I attended the first Paint Gwinnett Pink at Coolray Field. There were activities for all ages. It was very well organized being it was the first year. I can't wait to attend this year. I also want to thank all the people who spent long hours to put on Paint Gwinnett Pink. The picture is of me and my mom - both survivors at Paint Gwinnett Pink.Marie Dodd Conley: 2016 Paint Gwinnett Pink Participant
To encourage your friends and family to donate, you need to share why you think Paint Gwinnett Pink is important. Tell that story by setting up your fundraising page. Here's a great example from Pam Robbins of Pam's Pink Posse Team.
Pam's Posse: The definition of a posse is a group of people who come together for a common goal or who stand up for something together.
Please join Pam's Pink Posse on October 7th as we band together in solidarity for one goal-to support an event that provides much-needed resources for individuals in need who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
Click here to read Pam's story.
Here's an example of a brief and to the point email. . .
Dear Friends and Family:
I am so excited to share that I am participating a special event, Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run, that will be making a difference in my community. I want my involvement to make a reaching impact---that's why I am asking for your support.
To learn more, check out the event website by clicking here. Please join me in making a difference by making a donation (click here to check out my fundraising page), or by registering as a participant.
The event is on Saturday, October 7th, and my goal is to raise $500! Thank you for your consideration and I'll keep you posted on how things go!
Everyone is busy and sometimes need reminders. Follow-up with a text, email, or phone call to make sure your email was received. In addition, send thank you notes to individuals who make donations to you or your team. After the event is over, send a note to tell your supporters all about the event!
Check out our progress versus our goals below!
Call Gwinnett Medical Center at 678-312-3444 to schedule your appointment. Gwinnett Medical Center's beautiful imaging centers at the Gwinnett Breast Center in Lawrenceville and Hamilton Mill and the Center for Women’s Diagnostic Imaging in Duluth provide a broad range of state-of-the-art imaging services. Be sure to ask about breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Talk to your doctor about these screening guidelines that are recommended by leading national health organizations: -Consider annual mammograms between the age of 40-44, especially if at higher risk or with family history. -Annual mammograms for those between the ages of 45 and 54. -For women 55 and older, annual screening or consider every other year.
1 - 3 pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Free legal aid services to low income persons living with cancer who have civil legal problems who meet the guidelines and priorities. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
6:30 - 7:30 pm, Monthly, 2nd Tuesday
Learn helpful ways to cope and get the emotional support you need from other cancer survivors. You may register by calling 678-312-3100.
If you need to learn more about Advance Care Planning and Advanced Directives, this class will be helpful to you. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
12:20 - 1:30 pm, Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Cannon United Methodist Church, Snellville
To help families and loved one understand their feelings and the impact cancer has had on their daily lives. Provides tools and encouragement to be the best caregiver possible. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
6:30 - 7:30 pm, Monthly, 3rd Tuesday
A class for patients receiving cancer treatment by offering general nutrition information about what to eat while undergoing treatment. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Monthly, 4th Monday
Free, hands-on, group workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Register by calling 678-312-9600.
6 - 7 pm, Mondays
Weekly yoga class for patients in treatment or recovering from breast cancer; family and caregivers are welcome. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
Free, two and a half hour, 2-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post treatment care. Must be 21 or older; any cancer diagnosis. Register by calling 678-312-3100.
Call 678-312-5000 to register, offered quarterly
Four-class program created by the American Cancer Society to help you stop smoking.
9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Wednesday
Private consultations designed to help patients look and feel their best during treatment offering buzz cuts or wig cut and style. Register by calling 678-312-3100.
Tuesdays, 8 am -12 pm, Thursdays, 12 - 4 pm
Palliative care comprehensive treatment to manage discomfort symptoms, and the stress of a serious illness. Call 678-312-3100 to register.
Primer sabado de cada mes, 10 am - 12 pm
Un lugar donde recibir esperanza, sanidad y apoyo por parte de otras companeras sobrevivientes de cancer. Llame al 678-312-3100 para registrarse.