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May 18th Luncheon and Lecture Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the May 18th luncheon and lecture “LIVESTRONG at the YMCA” have been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


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Hear Tamara Hill: “No More Resolutions — Make a Change, Once and For All”

Tamara Hill, former WJBF NewsChannel 6 “Fitness Expert”, and Host of “Fat Chat”, Augusta, GA, will present a free lecture on how to get off the diet roller coaster.  She will speak Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 11:30 am at the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition’s luncheon at New Life Natural Foods, 2825 Washington Rd., Augusta.  This presentation is open to the public and lunch can be purchased from DiChickO’s to enjoy during the lecture.

Almost 19 years ago, I, Tamara Hill, was exactly where the average woman is right now. I was riding on that diet roller coaster year after year: LOSE-GAIN, LOSE-GAIN. Trying the latest diet, diet pill, shake, potion, or lotion I kept hearing about and seeing on TV. “Dieting” –what a Losing Game!! But, I’m happy to say that I won the war with my body and have kept 100 pounds off for almost nineteen years now. “If I can do it, so can you!”

There is “no perfect” way to lose weight or to good health, but I know for certain that quick fix remedies don’t work. Let me feed your head full of the good stuff. I’ve learned a few important lessons along the way. Small adjustments in routines, habits, attitudes, and behaviors in your lifestyle can and will reduce the risk of health problems and help you gain control of your weight. I’m living proof that my approach works. Let me help you get healthier, so that you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

So, if you are truly tired, frustrated, and discouraged from being on that diet roller coaster year after year and want to make a change once and for all, then please come hear me speak at the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition luncheon.

More About Tamara:

Guest on the Montel Williams Show in February 1996

Featured in: First for Women magazine – February 11, 2002

American Fitness magazine – Nov/Dec 2000

Successful Slimming magazine – March1998

McCall’s magazine – October 1997

Ms. Fitness magazine – Summer 1996

Prevention’s Guide to Weight Loss – June 1996

Radio Fitness Personality on James Brown Radio “Chit Chat” program, FOXIE 103, WTHB 1550AM in Augusta, GA and JOY 102 in Aiken, SC.

Health/Wellness guest on Christian TV Channel WBPI 49 with Dorothy Spaulding

One of 100 Regional Winners of the 1995 Milk Fit Woman Award

Motivational/Fitness Speaker at Health Fairs, Organizations, Church groups, and Corporations

Wellness Coordinator and Fitness Instructor for six years for Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken SC

Aiken Standard Newspaper Column entitled “Fat Chat” in 1997


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January 2013 Luncheon Meeting Announced

Save the date!

BCPC’s  First Quarter Luncheon Meeting
Speaker: Tamara Hill
“No More Resolutions — Make a Change, Once and For All”

Saturday, January 26, 2013
11:30 am
New Life Natural Foods
Conference Room
2825 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA
(Fairway Shopping Center)

Please arrive by 11:15 to order your lunch at DiChickO’s, located inside the New Life store.  You will find the menu online, and can call them at (706) 737-8805.  Only food purchased at DiChickO’s may be brought into the conference room.

No reservations are required, but please do come out and support our organization.

New Life Natural Foods

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Mark your Calendars: October 6, 2012

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) women and men have a unique opportunity to participate in two free Breast Cancer Prevention campaigns on October 6, 2012.  Plan to attend and bring a friend to enjoy both.

Hear Dr. Robert Pendergrast

“Breast Cancer:  Reduce Your Risk
with Foods You Love”

Saturday, October 6, 2012
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
New Life Natural Foods Conference Room
2825 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA
(Fairway Shopping Center)

This event is free and open to the public.

Did you know that certain foods help reduce your risk of breast cancer?  You will be surprised at how many of your favorites are also cancer busters.  Learn more from an expert as Robert Pendergrast, MD,  speaks at the CSRA Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition’s (BCPC’s)  fall meeting. Lunch and a short business meeting begin at 11:00.  Dr. Pendergrast’s presentation will start at noon.

Please RSVP to Nita Zachow (803) 279-6019 or Karen Eckert (803) 279-8031 by October 1.  You may purchase food at New Life Natural Foods to enjoy during the lecture. To pre-order a lunch, call DiChickO’s at (706) 737-8805 by October 5.  You will find the menu online.  Only food purchased at New Life Natural Foods may be brought into the conference room.

You can contact Dr. Pendergrast and find more wellness strategies at

After Lunch, head to the Pink-out Party at

Mimi’s boutique & Intimates

Mimi’s Boutique & Intimates is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the BCPC.  The Kick-Off Party starts at 1:00 at their Washington Road location.  Please stop by after hearing Dr. Pendergrast.  The party will include free bra fittings and massage therapist Susan Dykes. Susan’s services can be very helpful to women going through chemotherapy.

Mimi’s boutique & Intimates

Mimi’s has two area locations:

2701 Washington Rd, Suite 18 • National Hills
(by Fresh Market)
Augusta, GA 30909 • PH: 706-733-5547
Hours: M,T,W,F, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00-8:00 pm,
Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday closed

601 North Belair Square, Ste. One • Evans Town Center Blvd.
Evans, GA 30809 • PH: 706-210-2882
Hours: M-F, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday closed

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BCPC Members Meet with New GHSU Cancer Center Director

BCPC Members Meet Dr. Khleif

BCPC Board members Nita Zachow, Jane Faircloth, Karen Eckert and Celeste Spence recently met with Dr. Samir Khleif, the newly appointed director of the Georgia Health Science University (GHSU) Cancer Center. The BCPC members welcomed Dr. Khleif to GHSU and discussed various ways in which BCPC volunteers might work with the Cancer Center.  Nita also noted that the BCPC intends to donate $50,000 to GHSU for breast cancer research this year, and would like guidance on where to direct the contribution.

Dr. Khleif shared his priorities for patient care and research at GHSU.  As his plans evolve, he will suggest ways to incorporate BCPC volunteers.  He will also provide a list of needs related to breast cancer research where the BCPC’s $50,000 donation can make a difference.

For more information on Dr. Khleif and his background in cancer research, please see this January, 2012 GHSU article and a profile by the Augusta Chronicle from September, 2011.

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March 2012 Luncheon Meeting Announced

BCPC’s Spring Luncheon will be Saturday, March 24, at the River Golf Club in North Augusta from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Guests are welcome!

Our speaker will be Interior Decorator, Anjela Eubank, owner of Changing Spaces. Anjela will present decorating ideas for room design and getting ready for spring.

Lunch will consist of chicken, tuna and pasta salads and fresh fruit. No substitutions, please. The cost is $12.00 and includes drink and tip. To RSVP, send your check for $12.00 payable to Jane Faircloth at 962 Campbelton Drive, North Augusta, SC 29841, before March 19th. Your check is your reservation.

For more information, call Jane Faircloth at 803-279-4588 (evenings).

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January 2012 Luncheon Meeting Announced

The next BCPC Luncheon and Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21, from 11:30 until 1:00 at the home of Nita Zachow. The emphasis of the meeting will be on 2012 fundraising. It is important for all members to attend because we plan to assign schools for this year’s “Walk to Find a Cure” fundraiser.  Note: Executive Board members will meet at 10:00 a.m. then stay for the luncheon and business meeting.

Please RSVP to Nita by January 18 at (803) 279-6019. Her address is 38 Cannon Mill Court, North Augusta, SC.  Parking will be limited, so plan to carpool where possible.

Save The Dates

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming luncheons:

Saturday, March 24th at the River Golf Club 11:30 am to 1 pm – speaker and business meeting

Friday, May 4th, at the River Golf Club 11:30 am to 1 pm – business meeting followed by a tour of the Image Boutique and GHSU Cancer Center

Saturday, August 4th (location TBD) – fundraiser committee meeting to kick off the Walk to Find a Cure fall activities

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