This Week is Surviving to Share Contest’s Final Week for Entries

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September 21, 2011

September 20, 2011, Rome, GA – This is the final week for breast cancer survivors to enter their story in the ninth annual Surviving to Share contest.  This event is annually held in October in recognition of breast cancer awareness month and is sponsored by Polk Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center.  

The survivor’s stories of hope and inspiration will impact the lives of women throughout Northwest Georgia.  Breast cancer survivors are encouraged to write their story, including when they were diagnosed, their treatment timeline, support system, how they feel today and any advice and encouragement they can offer to others facing the same battle.  Participants are also asked to submit a candid photo of themselves and their families.  Three winners and three honorable mentions will be selected.  Winners and a guest will receive a two night getaway package to the historic Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia.  

The deadline to enter is September 26, 2011.  Winners will be announced at a banquet at the Coosa Country Club on Tuesday, October 11 that will honor all participants.  Those who entered their stories last year, but were not chosen as one of the three winners, are encouraged to enter the contest again this year.  

Entry forms are available at Redmond Regional, Polk Medical Center, The Hope Center, Cartersville Medical Center, WRGA and are available for download online at www.redmondregional.com.  For additional information, contact Wanda Whitten at 706-802-3924 or Lisa Ingram at 706-802-3732.  

About our Breast Services
The Women’s Center at Redmond Regional and Radiology Department at Polk Medical Center are centers of advocates against breast cancer.  In partnership with local physicians, the centers offer affordable digital mammograms for only $99, the latest technology available for early detection of breast cancer.  

About Polk Medical Center
Polk Medical Center is a 25 bed critical access facility that began with a Board of Trustees in 1944.  Fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Polk Medical Center has a medical staff of 12 primary care physicians, a number of specialists and consultants, and a staff of approximately 100 employees.  In addition to excellent emergency medical care, Polk Medical Center provides a full range of services including mammography, lab work and x-rays, CT scans, rehab, and other inpatient and outpatient services. As an HCA facility, Polk Medical Center is also in partnership with Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.  

For more information on Polk Medical Center, visit www.polkmedicalcenter.com.            

About Redmond Regional
Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its healthcare partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.

Making excellent medical care convenient and available is Redmond’s first priority. With outstanding medical care and attention available 24/7, the hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. Redmond offers a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center. Other areas of excellence include emergency care, orthopedics, vascular care, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and more.  For additional information on Redmond Regional Medical Center, visit the Redmond website at www.redmondregional.com.  

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