American Cancer Society Launches Faces of Breast Cancer Campaign

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

With local services and support, the American Cancer Society continues to care for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in Savannah and surrounding areas.  ACS has created a new way to honor those currently battling breast cancer or who have lost their fight with a new campaign called “Faces of Breast Cancer.”
As part of “Faces of Breast Cancer,” participants can purchase a story board and portrait to honor loved ones or colleagues.  During the month of October, these portraits will be displayed at Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah, allowing the community to share in the struggle against this deadly disease.  Following the exhibit, the purchaser will receive the portrait.  All donations will benefit the American Cancer Society and will be used to fund breast cancer research, patient support and cancer education programs.
“Faces of Breast Cancer is a unique opportunity for the community to see and share in the struggle against cancer,” said Amy Riesinger, senior market manager for the American Cancer Society.  “Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way.  I hope that our community will come together to honor those who are fighting or have lost their fight through this campaign.” The first portrait for “Faces of Breast Cancer” was purchased in honor of Wendy Wilson who is currently battling breast cancer. “Wendy is working very hard spread the message of hope and survivorship in our community,” said Riesinger.  “We are supporting her in the fight against breast cancer.”
Businesses or individuals can purchase “Faces of Breast Cancer” portraits through October 2, 2015.  The “Faces of Breast Cancer” storyboards will be unveiled October 10, 2015 during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  For more information or to order a board, please contact Tory Culpepper, Special Events Manager, [email protected] or 912.355.5196.