Zaxby’s, MedWest think ‘Pink’ Oct. 25

Oct 08, 2012
Photo by: Donated photo SUPPORTING FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER  — Pictured are, from left, Jim Wood, owner of Zaxby’s in Waynesville and Sylva; Darlene Beckett and Lynda Sossamon, breast cancer survivors and co-chairwomen of the Smoky Streak event held Oct. 6; and MedWest Foundations Executive Director Steve Brown.

To support MedWest Foundations’ annual Fall Fight against breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Zaxby’s restaurants in Waynesville and Sylva are donating 10 percent of their proceeds from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 to the MedWest Foundations to support the Power of Pink and Smoky Streak fundraisers.

By making purchases at the Zaxby’s restaurants at 424 Russ Ave. in Waynesville and 284 E. Main St. on Thursday, Oct. 25, customers can help support MedWest Foundations’ free mammogram programs for underserved women in Jackson, Haywood and Swain counties at local health departments.

Zaxby’s is one of the fastest growing fast-food chains in the United States, making it particularly special that the Waynesville and Sylva locations chose to get involved with the Fall Fight cause.

“We are very fortunate to live in communities that reach out on a daily basis to help people who are facing difficulty,” MedWest Foundations Executive Director Steve Brown said. “Zaxby’s should be commended for supporting such a worthwhile cause to prevent breast cancer.”

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in 2012 there have been 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancers and 39,510 breast cancer deaths with the average patient age being 35 years old.

MedWest Foundations’ Smoky Streak fundraiser held Oct. 6 in conjunction with MedWest-Haywood and its upcoming Power of the Pink event being held Oct. 27 in conjunction with MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain both raise funds to support the free mammogram programs.

MedWest also has other activities planned throughout October to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and resources.

For more information about MedWest’s Fall Fight activities in support of breast cancer awareness month, visit http://www.haymed.org/fall_fight.aspx.

MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest-Franklin, and through the 100-member MedWest Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.








Zaxby's supports MedWest's Fall Fight against breast cancer
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of MedWest Health System.
Photo caption: Zaxby’s in Waynesville and Sylva is donating 10 percent of its proceeds Thursday, Oct. 25 to the MedWest Foundations to support the annual Fall Fight against breast cancer. Pictured here are, from left, Jim Wood, owner of Zaxby’s in Waynesville and Sylva; Darlene Beckett and Lynda Sossamon, breast cancer survivors and co-chairwomen of the Smoky Streak event held Oct. 6; and MedWest Foundations Executive Director and Steve Brown.

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