Susan G. Koman Central Georgia launches Big Wig Campaign, participants share stories of survival
GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Over the next few weeks in June, local leaders will be raising awareness for breast cancer research for the Susan G. Koman Central Georgia Big Wigs Campaign.
The goal is to educate the community about breast cancer, encourage woman to get mammograms and help the foundation raise money to support doctor’s visits and research.
Director of Operations, Rachel Hollar, says about 286 woman in middle Georgia are diagnosed with breast cancer, which is almost one woman each day.
Hairstylist Thelma Lane won her battle with breast cancer more than 20 years ago.
“I can remember when I first found mine,” Lane says, “I was not one to go to the doctor and go get mammograms or anything. I just found a tender spot one day.”
Early prevention methods is what Hollar says she wants all women to learn from this campaign.
Lane and Legg agree.
“Woman get out there. Get a breast examine,” Lane says, “Just know that you can survive it. I’m a survivor for 21 years and you can survive it.”
You can meet the Big Wigs Wednesday, June 8 at Wild Wings Cafe, located at 5080 Riverside Drive in Macon. The event is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Click here to learn more about the campaign.