Mayor Bill Campbell

Mayor and First Lady Promote Awareness through National and  Community Organizations

Under the leadership of Mayor Bill Campbell, the city has worked as an active partner with numerous health, women. s, and non-profit organizations in educating the community at large about breast cancer awareness education and early detection. First Lady Sharon Campbell has joined the mayor in campaigning against this disease.

Support for Awareness Includes Fund-Raising

Mrs. Campbell is active in support of foundations and agencies that are committed to winning the fight against breast cancer. She has assumed many leadership roles with organizations that raise breast cancer awareness and research funds, including:

  • being present at the unveiling of the official breast cancer awareness postal stamp, sponsored by the United States Postal Service;
  • serving as co-chair with Shirley Miller, wife of Governor Zell Miller, for the Buddy Check 2 program, sponsored by WSB-TV/Channel 2;
  • participating in the Dark & Lovely Celebrating Life Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair, sponsored by Carson Products Company; and
  • participating in the Pink Ribbons Fashion Show and Luncheon, which supports the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

The Mayor and First Lady were also co-hosts in a ceremonial lighting of the South Trust Building to raise awareness of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and its annual Race for The Cure. Furthermore, in October of each year, the mayor. s office staff raises funds for this foundation by purchasing its pink ribbon pins and wearing them on a special day of observance.

The Campbell Administration will continue to take leadership roles and partner with organizations to raise awareness among the people of Atlanta, all the while hoping - - as others do - - eventually to find a cure.

Contacts: Samra C. Bolden, Public Relations Officer, 404/330-6100, and Glenda Minkin, Special Assistant to the Mayor, 404/330-6248.

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