What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Sept. 30-Oct. 5

Woman getting a mammogram.

Next week at Augusta University, the Augusta University Police Department is ready to bond with community members over a cup of coffee and Augusta University Health’s Breast Health Center will begin offering Saturday mammograms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

 Augusta University Health offering Saturday mammograms

Finding the time for a mammogram can be challenging for busy women. However, a weekend mammogram might be your answer. October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Health Center at Augusta University Health is offering patients a chance to schedule a mammogram for any Saturday in October between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn more about the Saturday mammograms by scheduling an interview with Kellie Bedenbaugh, lead technologist at Augusta University Breast Health Center.

Warming up the semester with Coffee with a Cop

In honor of National Coffee with a Cop Day, enjoy a cup a Joe with Augusta University Police Department from 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the first floor of the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons. Designed to strengthen community engagement, Coffee with a Cop is an ongoing event that offers a safe environment for faculty, staff and students to bring questions, talk with an officer and enjoy free coffee.

Lighting the path to suicide awareness

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students in the United States, according to the Suicide Prevention Center. To help remove the stigma surrounding suicide, Augusta University will host the suicide awareness event Light the Path at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom to offer students a safe space to discuss issues related to mental health.

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts ready to provide timely, informative interviews on topics ranging from cybersecurity to business.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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