PCOM Georgia Helps Paint Gwinnett PinkOctober 19, 2022
PCOM 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.”
This 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 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. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia 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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