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Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program invites the community to join them for the sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. The race, which takes place on March 18th, 2012, starts and finishes at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The race course takes participants through many of the historic neighborhoods and landmarks of the city.

"This is the sixth year that the highly successful Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon takes place in our state and we are thrilled to be a part of it once again," says Maureen Davidson, Georgia’s Team In Training Director. "We anticipate a fun and exciting event and, and as a Team In Training participant, you also get to help find a cure for cancer in the process!"

'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Marietta Square is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money during National Breast Cancer Month.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Strand will screen Moulin Rouge, the hit 2001 film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, with 50 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"As a nonprofit, it's easy to get caught up in your own fundraising needs, especially in this tough economy," said Cassi Costoulas, director of business developing and marketing for the theatre.

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

Public Health grant will improve children's hearing

MARIETTA, Ga.

Lassiter High PINK OUT to raise funds for breast cancer research

Lassiter High PINK OUT to raise funds for breast cancer research

MARIETTA, Ga. -- For the fourth year in a row, the DECA club at Marietta's Lassiter High School will hold a Friday night PINK OUT to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

During the Oct. 7 football game against Cherokee High, Lassiter DECA members will sell pink T-shirts and spirit items, and the cheerleaders will collect donations to breast cancer research. This year's PINK OUT will be held in honor of Pam Hutchinson Butler, a breast cancer patient and Lassiter alumna.

DECA members hope to collect $3,500 this year.

The Lassiter-Cherokee game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Frank Fillman Stadium. All attendees are asked to wear pink and donate to show their support for eliminating breast cancer.

Sam's Club offers free health screenings for women

Sam's Club offers free health screenings for women

ATLANTA – Sam’s Club is offering free women’s health screenings to help members take charge of their health.

This event, being held to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will test women’s blood pressure, BMI and test them for thyroid issues. Thyroid disease, in women, can often be a symptom of other issues like cancer and infertility.

According to Sam’s Club, “the disease causes the body to use energy either more slowly or quickly than it should, causing weight loss or gain, hot or cold flashes or drastic changes in energy level. Many people who have thyroid problems do not know until they are tested.”

Sam’s Club will, also, offer free samples of women’s health-related products and awareness information. For more information, times and locations of free health screenings in participating Sam’s Club locations, visit SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Medication Disposal Day planned this Saturday

Medication Disposal Day planned this Saturday

The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in water comes from the improper disposal of unused medications flushed down drains. Organizations in Cobb have teamed up to educate the public about this issue and reduce pharmaceuticals in our waterways. Kaiser Permanente is partnering with Keep Cobb Beautiful, Cobb Water System, Cobb Public Safety and Cobb Senior Services to provide safe disposal of unused, expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

A Medication Disposal Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. This is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of outdated or unused medications without even leaving their cars.

Medication Disposal Day planned this Saturday

Medication Disposal Day planned this Saturday

The largest source of pharmaceutical byproducts in water comes from the improper disposal of unused medications flushed down drains. Organizations in Cobb have teamed up to educate the public about this issue and reduce pharmaceuticals in our waterways. Kaiser Permanente is partnering with Keep Cobb Beautiful, Cobb Water System, Cobb Public Safety and Cobb Senior Services to provide safe disposal of unused, expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

A Medication Disposal Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. This is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of outdated or unused medications without even leaving their cars.