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Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery Donates $1,500 to 26.2 With Donna The National Marat

Ponte Vedra, Florida, April 19, 2012 – Staff members of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery proudly presented a check to Donna Deegan on April 18, 2012, to support her foundation dedicated to ending breast cancer. It was a dark day for the team of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery when they discovered one of their own was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was Thanksgiving 2011 when Shelly, a long-time receptionist for the plastic surgery center, reached out to her co-workers to inform them she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She knew she had a long journey ahead of her – but she’d soon find out she wasn’t alone. When Shelly was diagnosed, the entire staff at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery felt the urge to do something to help. It didn’t take long for them to create Team Shelley and sponsor The 26.2 with Donna National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. “Shelly has been so strong and so encouraging even while fighting off this terrible disease,” says Adrian Gibbs, Community Relations Manager at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. “Honoring her and showing her our support through “TEAM SHELLY” was the least we could do!” Supporting one of their own To support Shelly and all of those diagnosed with breast cancer, the team at PVPS donated their time and money to the 26.2 with Donna race. The team, which was comprised of 10 members divided into two relay teams, raised $1,500 for breast cancer research. As one of the pinnacle sponsors of the event, the entire team was able to share Shelly’s story and connect with survivors on a personal level both at the race day event and the convention prior. It's often said that when one person is diagnosed with breast cancer, everyone is. That's exactly how it felt for the staff at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. Together, they found a way to support a woman who was more like a sister than a fellow co-worker. And with a $1,500 check in hand, they gave back to a cause that hit too close to home. For additional information, contact Adrian Gibbs at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery is a leading plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery practice in Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Amelia Island and St. Augustine.

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