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Smashburger to donate proceeds to Komen Foundation

Smashburger to donate proceeds to Komen Foundation

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one local restaurant is doing its part to help end this devastating disease.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Atlanta-area Smashburger restaurants will give a portion of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Atlanta Smashburger franchise owner Phil Wilkins feels very close to this important cause, as his mother was a breast cancer survivor.

Anyone who eats at Smashburger between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. next Wednesday will know that they are helping to eliminate the fight against breast cancer.

Smashburger has three Metro Atlanta locations:

Prive Salon will be honoring Breast Cancer survivors with a "Day of Beauty"

Prive Salon will be honoring Breast Cancer survivors with a "Day of Beauty"
If you know of anyone personal or in your community that is a survivor or battling with breast cancer, please forward a letter to admin@priveatl.com stating why she is deserving of a full beauty make over (valued at $750) by October 17, 2011.  

Fulton County Launches Discount Dental Program to Provide Savings

New dental discount program offers savings from 5% to 50% on dental procedures

In response to the economic times, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health and Wellness is offering the National Association of County Officials (NACo) Dental Discount Program to provide residents with discounts on certain dental services and procedures when used at an approved provider.  Dental Discount Program information is available county facilities such as health centers, public libraries, and senior centers.  Interested residents can call 1.877.354.6226 (NACO) for more information.

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!"

Aames, The Pink Plumber Hits the Road for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 17

Aames, The Pink Plumber Hits the Road for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 17

Aames, The Pink Plumber is committed to pulling the plug on breast cancer. Since 2010, the company has donated 5 percent of its net profits to a national breast cancer charity. To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aames, The Pink Plumber is upping the philanthropic ante and donating 5 percent of its net profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Donations made through October 31 will go toward providing mammograms for under- and uninsured women.

 

In addition to its capital commitment, Aames, The Pink Plumber has taken its mission to the street. The company painted its 40-truck fleet bright pink, raising awareness about breast cancer and the commitment to finding a cure. On October 17, all 40 service trucks will take part in a drive-around on Interstate 285 to further bring attention to the fight against this disease.

 

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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.