October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As part of the CORE Grant The Journey Inc. Grant, the Athens Nurses Clinic is able to provide breast health education, clinical breast exams and mammograms for our patients. We make it a priority to raise awareness about breast health in the community because  every piece of information has the potential to save lives.

Here are some facts about breast health that could save your life:

  • Self-administered breast exams should be done once a month
  • Feel in a circular motion around the breast for unusual lumps, mass or thickening of the skin
  • A limit of 1 drink per day can reduce risk for breast cancer
  • Starting menopause at a later age can increase risk for breast cancer
  • A healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce risk for breast cancer

October Beneficiary for Junk South

The Athens Nurses Clinic has been chosen at the Charity of the Month for Junk South, a junk removal service for residents and businesses in Athens. They will match up to $20 of all client donations as well as contribute $100 in addition to all funds raised and matched. Please check them out at

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2014 Chili Cook-Off Participant

 The Athens Nurses Clinic will be participating in the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. Hosted by the Athens Area Humane Society, 10 local nonprofit organizations will compete for the best chili and $300.

Attendees will be able to sample chili, learn about local nonprofit organizations and their missions, and drink beer from the new Creature Comforts Brewery.

The cook-off will be on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Creature Comforts Brewery.

Join us for some fun and great tasting chili!


In addition to providing quality healthcare, one of the Clinic’s priorities is making sure our patients have the supplies they need to maintain good hygiene. We usually create hygiene kits ourselves, or other organizations donate hygiene kits to us.

Items included in hygiene kits are:

  • Washcloths
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Socks
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Razors
  • Lotion

With the fall and winter rolling in, it is very important that we distribute hygiene kits to as many patients as possible. While we work to continue putting hygiene kits together, we would love your help in adding to the numbers.

If you are interested in donating or creating hygiene kits for us, please contact Melanie Burden at

Check out the “Behind-the-Scenes” Action


We will take good care of you!

“I’ve been a patient here probably since 1995, and the staff has always been wonderful. They have definitely taken care of my medical needs.” - Emily Sewell   “The staff is great, and they help me out a lot. They’re friendly, and I enjoy coming here.” - JoAnne Sims

DSC_0321 kelly transparent gray“I know a lot of people would be lost without this service because they’re just devoted, and they really help the people that are in need.”

- Kelly J. Codling