Check us out! Oakhurst was mentioned in the article below from the Lincoln Journal Star
Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell and the Super Bowl host committee in Atlanta celebrated “Crucial Catch Month” with the American Cancer Society this week, honoring cancer survivors and community members currently receiving services from the Southside Medical Center and Oakhurst Medical Center, both of which are funded in part by the NFL and the ACS.
Campbell is an ACS ambassador.
In July, the society and the NFL awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to 32 health systems across the country, including $100,000 to Southside Medical Center, to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color. Additional funding through another group, the Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity (CHANGE), is being directed to Oakhurst Medical Center to focus on breast cancer screening and colorectal cancer screening.
This month, each NFL team is hosting a Crucial Catch game at its home stadium.
“As the only organization attacking cancer from every angle, we are so pleased to continue our life-saving work with the NFL and our Crucial Catch partnership, and to partner with the Super Bowl Host Committee as we work together to fight cancer, especially as we join forces in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 in 2019,” said Sharon Byers, the chief marketing and development officer for the American Cancer Society.
During Super Bowl week, the American Cancer Society and NFL will host an event to celebrate 10 years of partnership and raise awareness about the Crucial Catch initiative, which began in 2009 and has raised more than $18 million for the ACS.