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Save 50% off 10 Free Plays at My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Buckhead ($70 value)

Save 50% off 10 Free Plays at My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Buckhead ($70 value)

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J. Christopher's Pumpkin Pancakes Raise Awareness for the Cure

J. Christopher's Pumpkin Pancakes Raise Awareness for the Cure


ALPHARETTA, Ga.-- What’s round, fluffy and orange all over? Pumpkin Pancakes for the Cure! The entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you-(yes you!) can help find a cure to end this devastating disease that claims the lives of over  39,000 women annually.


 J. Christopher’s Alpharetta, has teamed up with Susan G. Komen Atlanta for a wonderful fundraiser that raises Breast Cancer awareness and supports the organization’s continued research and early-detection efforts. During the month of October, for every  order of Pumpkin Pancakes purchased, J. Christopher will donate $1 to Komen Atlanta.


GPC hosts domestic violence project

GPC hosts domestic violence project

ATLANTA -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and all five campuses of Georgia Perimeter College want to make sure that no women goes unheard on this important issue.

All week and next Monday, the local college will hold forums where victims of domestic violence and advocates for its prevention can share their feelings.

The Clarkston campus held its talk on Monday; the remaining four events are:

Tuesday: Dunwoody (2101 Womack Road)
Wednesday: Newton (239 Cedar Lane, Covington)
Thursday: Decatur (3251 Panthersville Road)
Monday, Oct. 31: Alpharetta (3705 Brookside Parkway)

All events take place from noon until 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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:

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.

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.

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

ATLANTA – Sawanda Spinks was eight-months-pregnant when she learned her first child would be born with hydrocephalus.

“I had never heard of it; I didn’t know what it was but when I heard the risks, I started crying; I couldn’t take listening to that”, she said.

Spinks had gone into the emergency room for a pulled muscle but when she left her life was changed, forever.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that affects 1-in-500 infants. The condition, also known as having “water on the brain”, happens when fluid accumulates on the brain and in the skull cavities.

As any first-time parent would Spinks visited countless specialists, searching for good news, before she would give birth to her son a month later; she heard none.

“Doctors didn’t give us much hope but they were doing their job, they’re supposed to tell you the worst case scenario”.   

“We heard it all.