Raise the beam: M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building begins to take shape

Media Advisory for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WHAT: Augusta University and health system leaders will celebrate a ceremonial beam signing commemorating the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14

WHERE: Georgia Cancer Clinic, 1411 Laney-Walker Boulevard

BACKGROUND: The Georgia Cancer Center is expanding up and out, transforming the 170,000-square-foot cancer research building at the corner of Laney-Walker and R.A. Dent Boulevards into the Georgia Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building. The expansion includes approximately 72,000 square feet of new construction and approximately 6,000 square feet of renovated space. A significant piece of the $62.5 million project is a five-story connector building that will span Laney-Walker, seamlessly connecting research and clinical missions.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Video and photo opportunities are available. If you are interested in covering this event, contact Haley Hughes at 706-729-2098 or hhughes@augusta.edu. Media parking is available in adjacent decks and lots. Due to construction, Laney-Walker is closed at the R.A. Dent intersection.

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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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