GA-PCOM students, faculty and staff joined the Gwinnett event to help raise funds
for breast cancer technology and access to health care.
The cool, rainy weather on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018, didn’t dampen the spirits
of the Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) team members who took to the Coolray Field track, along with about 1,500 other participants,
to raise money for breast cancer through Paint Gwinnett Pink. This year, GA-PCOM was
a proud sponsor of the 5K walk/run event presented by Gwinnett Medical Center in partnership
with Paint Georgia Pink.
A team of 14 students, faculty and staff members, wearing pink t-shirts and specially
made GA-PCOM pink pompom beanies, participated in the event under the leadership of
Administrative Services and Events Manager Kim Lucier. Lucier said that many of the
team members have been touched by breast cancer either as survivors or as family members
of those with breast cancer.
GA-PCOM Chief Campus Officer Bryan Ginn said, “At GA-PCOM, we are committed to community service. I applaud our team for
working with Gwinnett Medical Center and Paint Gwinnett Pink to make a difference
in the life of our community.”
The proceeds from Paint Gwinnett Pink, which remain in the community, provide funding
for the latest diagnostic technology for breast cancer, access to mammograms and surgical
consultations, and patient comfort items needed during cancer treatment.
Lucier noted, “The community’s participation in the event was amazing. It was wonderful
to connect with the sponsors and participants, many of whom have been part of this
from the beginning.”
Aside from Team Captain Lucier, team members, who had the opportunity to bond while
either walking, running, eating breakfast and/or lunch, and participating in kickboxing
and Jazzercise, included: Lidia Aldea, Jana Byrd (Biomed ’19), Lisa D’Addieco, Michelle
Ingram, Shubha Kayarthodi, PhD, Daniel Maysonet (Biomed ’19), James McGary (PharmD
’20), Darnae Parks, Tamara Scaccia, Alisa Toney, Porshaye Watkins (Biomed ’19), Julie Wickman, PharmD, and Michelle Wood.
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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