How Augusta airport is helping raise breast cancer awareness

The T-shirts ion the center are being sold at Argusta Regional Airport.
The T-shirts ion the center are being sold at Argusta Regional Airport.(Contributed)
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 11:13 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta Regional Airport is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by presenting the fifth annual Field of Pink display.

The Field of Pink consists of pink flags placed around the airport entrance sign to honor those who have fought the breast cancer battle. The commemorative flags will remain in place for the entire month of October.

Everyone is invited to join the airport in the effort to raise awareness about the disease that affects one in eight women in the U.S.

The airport will sell pink flags through Oct. 29 for $1. The airport will also sell T-shirts, one for $20 or two for $30. These items may be purchased at the airport Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the Piedmont Augusta Foundation’s Miracle Mile Walk.

“Because you support the Miracle Mile Walk, more women will have access to lifesaving screenings, and we know screening mammograms save lives,” said Laurie Ott, president of Piedmont Augusta Foundation.

Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Augusta Regional Airport executive director, said: “We hope the small part we play makes a difference in the lives of those battling breast cancer, the efforts of health care providers, and related research efforts.”

For more information about the Piedmont Augusta Foundation and the Miracle Mile Walk, visit www.themraclemilewalk.org, call 706-667-0030 or email foundation@uh.org.

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Women’s Breast Health and Imaging Center at Aiken Regional Medical Centers will be open two Saturdays in October.

The dates are Oct. 8 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Regular screenings can help women increase their chance of surviving a cancer diagnosis,” says Dr. Jill Enter, of Aiken Surgical Associates. She recommends that women should have a yearly mammography screening starting at age 40.

The Women’s Breast Health and Imaging Center offers 3D mammography. The 3D process is more advanced than traditional film mammography and examines breast tissue, layer by layer, through up to 60 digital images. It may also find harder-to-detect abnormalities early when breast cancer may be more easily treated.