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September is Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month

September is Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month

ATLANTA -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a beacon of help and guidance to those touched by blood cancer.  Each September LLS observes Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month to shed light on these diseases and let the public know that there are resources available for blood cancer patients and their families.

Savings Nation: Couponing Basics (a coupon class)

Savings Nation: Couponing Basics (a coupon class)

Gas Prices are almost $4.00/ gallon what if I told you that its not affecting me as much as you would think? Why? Cause I feed my family on $35 a week through not only sales, coupons but also meal planning. Would you like to learn how you can cut your family grocery budget in half? 

 

 

Pretty Frugal Diva’sCoupon Class

 

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

Atlanta Commission on Women to host free Women's Health & Safety Forum Wed. 8/22

Atlanta Commission on Women to host free Women's Health & Safety Forum Wed. 8/22

The Atlanta Commission on Women (ACW), in partnership with various organizations including self-defense/protection company Practical Combat Applications, Atlanta Police Dept., and Health, Fitness & Life Coaching--will host a free Women's Health and Safety Forum, Wed. Aug. 28, 12PM noon at Atlanta City Hall.

Focusing on the topics: self-defense, diabetes, heart disease, fitness/nutrition, HIV/AIDS, obesity and preventive care; the free forum will take place in the old city hall chambers (3rd floor, city hall tower) on 68 Mitchell St, Atlanta. The public is invited.

The event will also feature: the Atlanta Fire Dept, AID Atlanta, Cynthia Jameson, Independent agent for health insurance and durable medical equipment, Pulse by Kayt Wolfe, and Sonali Sadeqee Nutrition and Lifestyle consultant.

Fulton County offers free session on managing asthma

Fulton County offers free session on managing asthma

As part of its Fulton Asthma Improvement and Reduction Project (F.A.I.R.), Fulton County Health Services will offer a free education session for all concerned residents to help them learn how to identify and manage asthma.  The session will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30331.

A licensed Respiratory Therapist will leach attendees how to:

  • Identify signs of an asthma episode
  • Identify asthma triggers
  • Manage asthma episodes
  • How to make your home healthy and
  • Receive asthma medication information

Light refreshments will be served.

Fulton County Seniors to Learn How to Guard Against Scams

Fulton County Seniors to Learn How to Guard Against Scams

Fulton County Seniors can take advantage of a workshop on how to protect themselves against scams.  The next session of “Be Aware of the Tricks of the Trade: Guarding against Senior Scams” will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012.  The one-hour program will be held at the Bethlehem Neighborhood Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.

The Bethlehem Neighborhood Senior Center is located at 87 Thayer Street in Atlanta, GA 30315. The session is sponsored by the Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development.

All Fulton County meeting facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements.  Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations and communication in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944.  For relay-type services, dial 711.

For more information, call Audra Pender at 404-612-3024.

 

Fourth of July fireworks in Atlanta

Fourth of July fireworks in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Fireworks are the pièce de résistance for any Independence Day celebration. Find out where you can see them in Atlanta this Fourth of July.

Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square
The largest fireworks display in the Southeast returns to Lenox Square in Buckhead this year. The fun begins at 10 a.m., when the mall itself opens. Local bands Party on the Moon and Sons of Sailors will begin gearing up the crowd at 6 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to start at around 9:35 p.m. Learn more about the Legendary 4th, courtesy of 11Alive contributor Atlanta News.