PCOM Georgia Sponsors and Helps Paint Gwinnett Pink
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PCOM Georgia Helps Paint Gwinnett Pink

October 19, 2022

A large group of PCOM Georgia students and staff smile in pink shirts at the Paint Gwinnett Pink eventPCOM Georgia students, faculty and staff members showed up and showed out at the Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run event hosted by Northside Hospital on Saturday, October 15 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Wearing pink PCOM Georgia bandanas, a team of 50 participated in the event, which attracted hundreds with osteopathic medicine student Clint Seales (DO '24) taking first place with a time of 19:26.

School of Pharmacy students provided blood pressure screenings and diabetes risk assessments for community members under the supervision of Irandokht N. Khaki, PharmD, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. And the Simbulance, PCOM Georgia's mobile medical unit complete with mannequins, drew a big crowd.

For the fifth year, PCOM Georgia served as an event sponsor, with funding from the Office of the Chief Campus Officer and the Community Wellness Initiative. Kim Lucier, director of campus operations, led the event.

She said, “We had an amazing PCOM Georgia turnout for the seventh annual Paint Gwinnett Pink, the largest breast cancer 5K in Gwinnett County. Participating in events like these is rewarding for all.”

PCOM Georgia pharmacy students provide health information and screenings to patrons under a tentThis year, the fundraising proceeds will go toward continuing the purchase of digital tomosynthesis machines for the hospital's Gwinnett Breast Center locations, providing additional cutting-edge imaging technology, mammograms, transportation and other assistance needed for cancer treatments, with all proceeds staying in Gwinnett County.

According to the Paint Gwinnett Pink website, the event is dedicated to “celebrating survivors, supporting fighters, remembering the departed and raising awareness and funds for breast cancer programs.”

To date, the 2022 Paint Gwinnett Pink event has raised more than $1.2 million with PCOM Georgia's $1,350 donation placing the college on the event's team honor roll.

About the Community Wellness Initiative

With a strong commitment to student volunteer efforts and community wellness, PCOM President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ‘81, established the Community Wellness Initiative (CWI) to enhance the culture of holistic health and well-being on PCOM’s campuses and in the communities they serve. The CWI aims to promote cross-campus collaboration in educational and health services programming and resources to support the physical, mental, nutritional and environmental wellness of the College’s communities in Philadelphia and in Suwanee and Moultrie, Georgia. Focus areas include direct patient care, health and wellness education, and clinical and community-based research.

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About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a branch campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a private, not-for-profit, accredited institution of higher education with a storied 125-year history dedicated to the healthcare professions. Located in Suwanee (Gwinnett County), PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy. Graduate degrees are offered in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science and physician assistant studies. The campus joins PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state. Emphasizing "a whole person" approach to care, PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the community. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500. 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 pcomgeorgiahealth.org.

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Jamesia Harrison, MS
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