November 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Rebecca Sylvester, 706.828-2394
University Hospital Paints the Town Pink at 13th Annual Miracle Mile Walk for Breast Cancer
Augusta, GA. – Thirteen turned out to be lucky this year for University Health Care Foundation. On Oct. 19, more than 10,000 people gathered at the Augusta Common for University’s 13th Annual Miracle Mile Walk and raised more than $405,926.51 to support University’s Breast Health Center and Mobile Mammography Unit.
All of Augusta was pretty in pink except Wal-Mart, whose employees were decked out in their signature blue when they presented University Health Care Foundation with a check totaling $114,166.93. In addition to Wal-Mart – the walk’s largest contributor – other title sponsors included the University Hospital Volunteer Board, The Walking Company, McDonalds, The Knox Foundation, Be Still Displays and Sprint Food Stores.
Thank you to all who supported the Miracle Mile Walk, whether you went door to door and asked your neighbors to sponsor your participation, purchased a pink ribbon, volunteered or simply showed up all decked out in pink with your friends and family on Saturday morning, your participation allows University’s good work to save lives in this community to continue.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 18, 2014, gather your teammates, design your T-shirt and register online for next year’s walk at TheMiracleMileWalk.org.
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.