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North Fulton Mocha Moms, Inc. & United Nations Foundation Partner for Shot@Life Campaign

North Fulton Mocha Moms, Inc. & United Nations Foundation Partner for Shot@Life Campaign

 

ATLANTA, GA -- Did you know that pneumonia & diarrhea are the two leading causes of death in children under the age of 5, accounting for 1/3 of childhood deaths worldwide? According to the United Nations Foundation, over 1.5 million children globally die annually from preventable childhood diseases such as polio, and measles due to lack of access to the life saving vaccinations. Statistics show that one child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could easily be prevented through immunizations.

April 21st-28th, 2012 celebrates World Immunization Week, which aims to raise global awareness on the disparities of global health and promote the importance of keeping children healthy by providing families in marginalized countries with increased access to vaccination programs.

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

 

Atlanta Braves recognize that you’re “Never too Old to Play” through the donation of 200 tickets to Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The month of May is when the nation honors older Americans and the theme for 2012 —Never Too Old to Play!— recognizes the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities. Throughout May, Fulton County will shine the spotlight on the important role older adults play in our community.  The celebration officially begins May 2, when the Fulton County Board of Commissioners issues a proclamation honoring senior adults living in Fulton County.

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Residents with formalwear collecting dust in the closet urged to donate

The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Prom Closet Program.  HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2012.  The donated formal wear will allow young men and women without the financial resources to purchase a tuxedo or dress to choose a free outfit with accessories. Priority will be given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents.

Items needed for the Prom Closet include:

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

ATLANTA -- Three extraordinary children from all across metro Atlanta are among the 80 semifinalists in this year's Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program.

The Huggable Heroes are recognized for being leaders in the efforts to make their communities better. Every year, 10 winners are selected to receive $10,000 -- $7,500 for a scholarship and $2,500 for the charities of their choice.

Mackenzie Bearup, 18, Alpharetta
Mackenzie founded Sheltering Books, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects and donates books to homeless children. So far, Sheltering Books has collected more than 100,000 books for shelters in 35 states and low-income schools in two countries. Mackenzie has also raised $50,000 and helped several schools host book drives.

Students 'jump' to help one of their own

Students 'jump' to help one of their own

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta Elementary School students and teachers alike are committed to being healthy in 2012.

Several students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a program that raises money for the American Heart Association -- and this year, they're jumping for one of their own.

Millie Morris, the three-year-old daughter of physical education teacher Allyson Morris, suffers from a rare disorder known as Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome. WPW involves an abnormal electrical connection between the heart's atria and ventricles, resulting in a rapid heartbeat. Millie also has a small hole in heart and will eventually need surgery to repair it.

Allyson Morris said she was very touched when some Jump Rope for Heart participants came to school with paper hearts bearing her daughter's name.