Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Supporting Susan G. Komen

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The October “CAPS For the Cure” Event Raises over $10,000

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For the last 5 years, Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery has proudly hosted “CAPS For the Cure”, a fundraising event in support of Susan G. Komen. This year’s event, held on October 8th at J. Liu in Worthington, was attended by 250 supporters and raised over $10,000; the largest amount raised by CAPS to date. All proceeds from the event go to supporting Susan G. Komen, particularly the Columbus chapter.

Due to their high involvement with breast cancer survivors and their expertise in breast reconstructive surgery, Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery found that fundraising for the Susan G. Komen organization to be a perfect match. This year in particular, the event took on even more meaning as one of CAPS own staff members shared her cancer survivor story in front of all attendees.

Amber Preston, an aesthetician at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery’s MedSpa, shares why she felt moved to speak at the event this year:

“CAPS for the Cure is such a special event to me not only as an employee of CAPS, but as a reconstruction patient as well. When faced with the diagnosis of Breast Cancer and the reality of a surgery that takes away a part of your womanhood, it can be devastating and overwhelming. The Doctors and staff at CAPS are the absolute best. I am forever grateful for Dr. Wakelin and his team. Not only does CAPS for the Cure raise awareness for Breast Cancer, but it also gives us survivors a chance to celebrate the battle we have overcome and share that moment with the Doctors and staff that have been by our side during the process.”

Breast cancer survivors, family members, friends and the entire CAPS staff were present for the event. After celebrating the special evening that included a silent auction, music, drinks and food, Dr. John Wakelin discussed why Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery hosts this event:

“We have always been passionate about the care that we provide for our patients that are affected by breast cancer, and breast reconstruction has been a major focus of our practice since our doors opened. ‘CAPS for the Cure’ gives us an opportunity to celebrate the victories of our patients with the community while raising funds to provide resources for the Komen Foundation whose wonderful work speaks for itself. We are truly honored that this year's event was such a tremendous success.”

Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery plans to continue to host their annual event as a way to spread awareness and raise money for the cause.

About Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery consists of four Ohio based board-certified plastic surgeons: Dr. Timothy Treece, Dr. Susan Vasko, Dr. Robert Heck and Dr. John Wakelin, as well as the newest surgeon, Dr. Tyler Angelos. They specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, body and breast. Commonly performed procedures in their Columbus plastic surgery practice includes breast augmentation, tummy tucks, face lifts, liposuction, Botox, and much more. They also offer full service Columbus Medical Spa locations, and a certified laser skin treatment physician, Dr. Christine Edwards.

To find out more about cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, laser hair removal, medical spa services or laser skin treatments offered at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, go online to request a consultation today or call 614.246.6900. The physicians and staff look forward to meeting you, hearing your goals and discussing the exciting possibilities.

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Ashley Dawson
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