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LIVE STREAM- Spelman College Hosted Town Hall meeting to discuss Diabetes and its impact

LIVE STREAM-  Spelman College Hosted Town Hall meeting to discuss Diabetes and its impact

Atlanta, GA--  Where U Live, 11Alive's community websites, streamed live as Spelman College hosted a town hall meeting to address diabetes and its impact on African-Americans.

14.7% of African Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.  This is a growing epidemic that has led the CDC to identify 644 counties within mostly southern states, including Georgia, as the "diabetes belt".

At the event leading medical, health and fitness experts candidly discussed the causes and preventative practices needed to be taken in order to fight against diabetes.

The panel includes:

WHO:
* Kendall Simmons, former NFL guard
* A.J. Johnson, actress, fitness expert, founder, The AJ Zone
* Doxie Jordan, associate vice president, Diabetes Sales Southeast, Novo Nordisk
* Dr.

2011 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure

2011 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure

It's that time again! For Mother's Day Weekend, Saturday, May 7 it's the 2011 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure!!

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate is the local resource for women who need breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support. Through annual events, including the Race for the Cure, and individual contributions, Komen Atlanta raises funds that enable women to detect and survive breast cancer

Early Registration is going on right now until April 15 at 5pm
Adults tickets are $30 and kids (12 and under) are $20

It will be at Atlantic Station  a 5K/1 Mile Walk

Find out more information on how you can become a sponsor, make a donation or organize a team here

Who are you going to race for?

More Than 10,000 Metro Atlantans Expected to Participate in Hunger Walk/Run

More Than 10,000 Metro Atlantans Expected to Participate in Hunger Walk/Run

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by ACFB.org)  Unemployment remains at record levels in Georgia, causing many more people to seek help to feed their families.  The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and others are working harder than ever to meet the continued demand and are hoping Hunger Walk/Run 2011 will bring out a record number of participants to help raise funding, awareness and hope for the issue of hunger.

The Food Bank, along with five other local hunger-relief programs and thousands of metro Atlantans will gather at Turner Field’s Green Lot on Sunday, March 13 to walk and run through Downtown, marking the 27th year of the annual eventGates open at Noon and the walk/run steps off at 2 p.m.

The number of people needing emergency food assistance in metro Atlanta has risen to a critical level in recent years. According to the latest US Census Bureau American Community Survey report released in September 2010, nearly 1.6 million Georgians are living in poverty, up from 1.4 million in 2008.  So far this fiscal year, the ACFB’s distribution to its more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies has increased by 40 percent.

$5 for One Gift Pack of non-toxic lip balms + glitter shadows from Nattie's Naturals ($10 value)

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An Insight into Georgia's Happiest Camp: Camp Sunshine, Helping Children with Cancer

An Insight into Georgia's Happiest Camp: Camp Sunshine, Helping Children with Cancer

When I first heard of Camp Sunshine my mind immediately took me back to the time when my baby brother was diagnosed with cancer. I was a child by then, but I remember vividly the toll this took on my family. Looking backwards, what a difference would it have made to our family if we had participated in a program aimed to help families coping with terminal illness. Childhood cancer is a cruel disease that has a tremendous impact on the families affected. At any given time, cancer holds 10,700 American children in its grip. It robs them, and their families, of the laughter and joy that should be part of every childhood.

You’re Invited to “Capture the Flag” with Diet Coke® and The Heart Truth® on Feb. 22

You’re Invited to “Capture the Flag” with Diet Coke® and The Heart Truth® on Feb. 22

DIET COKE KICKS IT OLD SCHOOL TO “CAPTURE THE FLAG”

AND HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR HEART HEALTH IN ATLANTA!

WHAT: A fun “Capture the Flag” game to raise awareness and funds for heart health!

Clark Atlanta University will have four teams of six students competing in games of "Capture the Flag" and the finalists will play for DeKalb Medical and West End Medical Center. The winning team will receive $10,000 and even the losing group will walk away with $5,000. Diet Coke® will present both health organizations with checks at the end of the game.

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day: The United Way Shoebox Project

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day:  The United Way Shoebox Project

Atlanta, GA--   The 2011 United Way Shoebox Project is currently underway, and like every year individuals and companies throughout the Atlanta area are filling up empty shoeboxes with much needed toiletries for homeless women and children.  Last year over 80 homeless shelters in the area received more than 15,000 shoeboxes to help fight homelessness.

Ways you can get involved 

  • Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to fill a shoebox with a combination of new, unopened items from the items needed list. To allow for safety inspections, please make sure your box can be opened. 
  • You can host your own shoebox party, and invite friends and neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together.
  • Check online for drop-off locations and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.