Fayette County


Piedmont Fayette hosting week of events in recognition of cancer survivors June 4-10

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Center will celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers June 4-10, 2017 in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4. The events are meant to serve as a celebration, as well as a means to find inspiration and support within the hospital and the community.
“Cancer patients are cancer survivors on the day they are diagnosed and throughout their cancer journey,” said Catherine Hoffman, Oncology Operations Manager at Piedmont Fayette. “These events help us honor the courage of the patients as well as their family members, friends and caregivers.”
The first event is a lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 outside the Cole Family Plaza at the 1267 Building on the Piedmont Fayette campus. In addition to a delicious barbecue meal, guests will get a chance to hear from Dr. Jonathan Bender, Medical Director for Piedmont Fayette Cancer Center, Dr. Melanie Crutchfield Whitten, breast surgeon at Piedmont Fayette, and Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. There will be games, discussions with the doctors and much more. An RSVP for this event is required. Please call 877.527.3712 to RSVP for this event.
Tuesday, June 6 is a Day at the Movies. Cancer survivors are invited to head to Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness on the third floor of the West Tower at Piedmont Fayette starting on Monday, June 5 to pick up a pair of free movie passes to NCG Cinemas in Sharpsburg. A limited number of tickets are available.
The final event of the week is particularly sweet. On Friday, June 9, all of Piedmont Fayette’s current oncology patients and Cancer Wellness participants are invited to enjoy some TCBY and toppings on the Cole Family Plaza leading into the 1267 Building from 10 am. to 4 p.m. It will be a great opportunity to have a cool treat and learn about upcoming Cancer Wellness programs.
Also on Friday, 10 percent of all pre-tax sales at Talbots at The Avenue in Peachtree City will be donated to Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette.
“Piedmont Fayette is committed to provide comprehensive cancer care, but that care doesn’t stop when treatment is finished,” said Hoffman. “We want all of our patients, and their caregivers, to know that we are always here to answer questions and lend support. I’m looking forward to seeing past and present patients that week and celebrating with them.”
For more information on the cancer services provided at Piedmont Fayette, visit piedmont.org/cancer.