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University’s Miracle Mile Walk Exceeds Goal to Fight Breast Cancer
The fight to prevent breast cancer continues stronger than ever before thanks to record-setting support of University Health Care Foundation’s 12 th annual Miracle Mile Walk. This year’s walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Augusta Common:
- Saw a conservative estimate of 9,000 walkers – compared to 7,000 in 2011
- Celebrated the 457 survivors who checked in – compared to 300 in 2011
- Raised $348,000 (and still counting) – compared to $288,000 in 2011
“What this tremendous support means is that no woman who needs a mammogram will ever be turned away – ever,” stressed Laurie Ott, President of University Health Care Foundation and Vice President of Community Services for University Health Care System. “We thank the many, many people who opened their hearts and opened their pocketbooks to assist University Hospital in the fight against cancer. You have joined forces with an incredible team, and together we save lives every day.”
The Miracle Mile Walk is an annual three-mile fun walk in which women and men in the CSRA have the opportunity to support a family member, friend or coworker diagnosed with breast cancer. It begins and ends with celebrations at the Augusta Common.
People who wish to support the effort to save lives can still give on line at www.themiraclemilewalk.org or by calling 706/667-0030. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this walk stay in the CSRA to help fight breast cancer.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION: From helping construct state-of-the-art patient care facilities to making medical procedures possible for uninsured and underinsured patients to giving children with asthma and diabetes a chance to enjoy a true camping experience and helping fund vital medical equipment, University Health Care Foundation is an important part of our heritage and success as a health care system. As the philanthropic arm of University Health Care System since 1978, the Foundation has helped provide innovative services and projects that truly make a difference in people's lives.