RALEIGH, NC – April 20, 2009 – Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center (RPSC), a leader in providing aesthetic and
reconstructive excellence, is the first medical practice to join the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s brand new
sponsorship program—Doctors for the CureÒ. This new program allows the medical community to demonstrate
their commitment to eradicating breast cancer and to show support for patients fighting this disease. This year’s
13th Annual Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure® will be held on Saturday, June 13 and will start and finish on
the Meredith College Campus in Raleigh.
The Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure is the largest foot-race in North Carolina, attracting more than 24,000
walkers, runners and spectators in 2008. This event has raised more than $10 million to support breast cancer
research, education, screening and treatment programs. Supporting the efforts of the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation is inline with RPSC’s core values and objectives. The surgeons of RPSC have seen firsthand
the effects that breast cancer has on women—both emotionally and physically. Although the profession is often
associated with the nip and tuck aspects of plastic surgery, it’s the reconstructive aspect that truly defines what
Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center is all about.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast
cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in
Hispanic women and is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander,
and American Indian/Alaska Native women. In 2005 (the most recent year numbers are available), 186,467
women and 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Someone familiar with this issue is Kathi Sharp, breast cancer survivor and RPSC Surgery Center Coordinator.
“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer over 16 years ago, it was a plastic surgeon in Knoxville, Tennessee
that recommended I visit Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center and Dr. William Lambeth,” recalls Sharp, now in her 15th
year at RPSC. “The results of my surgery were beyond my expectations and hopes. The physicians at Raleigh
Plastic Surgery Center have seen the devastation of breast cancer and realize the hope that reconstructive
surgery can bring. They not only restored my body, but they restored my spirit. For that I am eternally indebted.”
Says Nancy Nicoll O’Neill, RPSC Administrator, “With every success story like Kathi’s, we also know that there
are stories that don’t end as well. We’re proud of our continuing sponsorship and involvement in this year’s Race
for the Cure and look forward to the day when a cure is found for this devastating and deadly disease.”
About Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center
Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center combines service with caring to provide patients peace of mind through
experienced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center is one of the few plastic
surgery centers in the area that provide their patients with added privacy and convenience by offering its own onsite
AAAHC accredited surgery center. More information about Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center can be found on
their website at www.raleighplasticsurgery.com.