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Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Capital Breast Care Center Pound the Pavement to Save Lives
Date:5/2/2009

und for them," said Beth Beck, MA, CHES, executive director of the CBCC.

The Center can currently see a maximum of 20 patients each day, but the new machine will allow them to screen up to 35 women on a daily basis. The upgrade will ensure the CBCC has the latest in mammography technology.

The Lombardi/CBCC team at this year's Avon Walk shares a vision of helping others -- family, friends, co-workers and their community. The team raised $40,000 and is among the top fundraising teams participating in the walk. Over the past year, the team sponsored bake sales and jewelry parties to raise funds. Mandelblatt also raises money for the team through her "Knit One, Cure One" initiative where she sells scarves that she makes, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research.

"We're all walking for different reasons," says Weiner. "There's a great sense of family and camaraderie."

About Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area.

About Capital Breast Care Center

The Capital Breast Care Center, part of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, seeks to provide and maximize comprehensive culturally-appropriate breast cancer screening services to women of the DC metropolitan area, regardless of the ability to pay, through clinical services, education and r
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