Join Dr. Whiteman & The Sport of Giving for the Gwinnett Gladiators 3rd Annual PINK IN THE RINK!

Each season the Gladiators and The Sport of Giving team up to dye the ice Pink and wear special commemorative jerseys to help raise cancer awareness!

3 Great Games to Choose From:
Friday, Feb. 12 @ 7:35 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
Saturday, Feb 13 @7:05 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
Sunday, Feb 14 @ 4:05 p.m. vs. Florida Everblades

The Sport of Giving, a nonprofit organization committed to cancer care and prevention in your community, has committed to selling 600 ticket and/or vouchers. Each voucher is redeemable for a Premium Level Ticket to any of the three Pink in the Rink Games.

Tickets/Vouchers are $15 each ($3 off walk-up price).
***$5 from the sale of each ticket goes directly towards the Sport of Giving!

So get your office, your friends, your church, your family, and everyone you know together! Come out and enjoy the fun and excitement of a Gladiators Hockey game and help The Sport of Giving to raise money and awareness for cancer care and prevention in your community!

GROUP SALES POSSIBLE!! Buy tickets and sit all together! Groups can be designated IN HONOR or IN MEMORY of someone and group names will be shown “in lights” on the Gladiator video board. Contact us for more information.

Dr. David Whiteman at 770.622.9100

What color is your bra? Facebook grassroots campaign asks women this question in order to raise awareness for breast cancer

If you got onto your facebook account late last week or this weekend, you may have noticed a confusing trend – women posting colors as their facebook statuses. The statuses were answering the question, “What color is your bra?” Users were encouraged to only post the bra color in an intentional effort to confuse other users who were not aware of the breast cancer awareness campaign.

The cryptic color status prompted thousands of people to ask their friends and Google the question, “what does this mean?” – only to find out that this was a sneaky effort to promote awareness for breast cancer.

The campaign is suspected to have been started by a small group of facebook users through a series of inbox messages encouraging women to answer this question. Said one facebook representative:

“What is particularly unique about this grass-roots campaign is that it seems to have been started by a user or group of users, as opposed to an official entity, and spread virally throughout Facebook,” Facebook’s Malorie Lucich said. “It’s an ideal example of how an individual voice can be magnified to create awareness for a good cause and ignite action among millions by using a site like Facebook.”

This campaign is yet another example of the power of social media. What started from one facebook message turned into thousands of status updates and thousands of people talking and thinking about breast cancer when they normally would not.

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Older Women Who Drink Alcohol May Have Higher Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

A recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that older women who have three to four alcoholic beverages a week are more likely to have their breast cancer return.
The study, performed though Kaiser Permanente Northern California Cancer Registry, looked at 1,900 women who had beaten early-stage invasive breast cancer between the years of 1997 and 2000. The women, who self-reported the amount of alcohol they consumed weekly, were followed for eight consecutive years.

The findings revealed that the women who reported drinking less than a half a drink a day had no higher risk of the breast cancer returning. However, women who reported drinking three to four alcoholic beverages a week experienced a 30 percent increased risk of breast cancer recurrence. The more alcohol the women reported drinking, the higher the risk. The study also found the risk to be even higher in the women who were overweight.

Researchers believe the cause of these findings to be linked to estrogen. Many breast cancers are propelled by estrogen, and alcohol has been known to increase the rate in which a women’s body processes estrogen.

While these findings do not mean that if you drink alcohol you will get breast cancer or that your breast cancer will return, it is simply another reason to consume alcohol in moderation and strive to maintain your overall health.

Dr. Whiteman is a board member and serves as medical director for The Sport of Giving, a nonprofit organization that has raised over a million dollars in support of breast cancer care and prevention in the local area. It is progressive research such as this study that will help women to be informed about the disease and allow them to make the healthiest choices possible.

For more about Dr. Whiteman’s involvement in the breast cancer cause and to learn about his breast reconstruction ‘buddy system’ visit our website.