#TurnItPink to Kick Off Month-Long Series of Events in October to Bring Awareness to Breast Reconstruction Options for Breast Cancer Survivors.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Mark your calendars for #TurnItPink, Starting October 1st, the Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery will present a series of activities designed to increase awareness, promote an active lifestyle and raise funds, all with the goal of empowering women who require surgery due to breast cancer, with the knowledge to make the best educated decisions about their options for breast reconstruction surgery.
As a local non-profit, #TurnItPink will use funds raised to provide local and national educational initiatives through BRA - Breast Reconstruction Awareness through The Plastic Surgery Foundation.
We are excited the month of October as events continue to grow. This makes for updating content a challenge with so much fluidity in the schedule and exciting new relationships. See each event for detailed Information and sponsors on adjacent pages. Press Release and website will be updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with new events, new sponsors, new partnerships, and additional information relating to each individual event.
#TurnItPink is presented by the Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery, Southeast Georgia’s premier plastic surgery practice. As such, The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery has had the privilege of providing care and treatment for breast cancer patients, while performing thousands of breast reconstructive procedures. These breast reconstructive procedures allow women to take control of choices with their bodies, following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Informing women of their reconstruction options before or at the time of diagnosis is critically important to improving life after breast cancer. The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery was the sole private practice among 13 surgery centers (including M.D. Anderson and Sloan Kettering) involved in a recent $6.4 million dollar study by the National Institute of Health on post-mastectomy reconstruction. The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery started #TurnItPink as a way to give back to our community through fundraising and educational initiatives designed to empower women who are facing breast cancer, with the knowledge to make the best educated choices for their breast reconstructive surgery.
For more information about #TurnItPink, please visit www.turnitpink.org.
ABOUT ASPS AND THE PSF
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. This is accomplished by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs.
2020 Update on Events
Due to the Corona Virus and the possible effects on our breast cancer patients & the community, we have made the decision to only host our annual Pink On The Court tennis event at The Savannah Country Club, on October 29th, 2020.
However, that will not stop us from doing the most that we can, by educating and fundraising!
Our physicians & patients will broadcast weekly along side lovely host, Renee La'Salle on local Cumulus stations telling the story of their journey and their choice following breast cancer diagnosis.