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APS Lunches to go Local and Grass-Fed

ATLANTA, GA -- White Oak Pastures Owner and Georgia Organics President Will Harris is proud to announce that on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, he will be providing 158 cases of his grass-fed beef to feed students at all 90 Atlanta Public Schools.   On this day, all Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will be serving whole wheat penne pasta with meat sauce featuring Harris’ grass-fed beef that is grown and raised on White Oak Pastures farm in Bluffton, Georgia.  This is an initiative on behalf of School Food Focus to raise awareness about how easy it would be for large school districts to source grass-fed and locally grown meats for more healthful meals.

Aid Atlanta and Mo Stegall Host to HIV/AIDS Benefit at Actor's Express on 9/28

Atlanta, GA--  AID Atlanta, the largest HIV/AIDS service organization in the Southeast United States is set to host the second annual HIV/AIDS benefit, “I Can Be,” Tuesday, September 28, 2010, from 8-10pm at Actor’s Express. Hosted by Atlanta philanthropist and advocate Mo Stegall, alongside the breathtaking and nationally known model, Dawn Montgomery, the night will feature performances by many of the city’s top entertainers.

Free Flu Shots for Existing Patients

CVS Caremark, in conjunction with Direct Relief USA recently announced that nearly 350 community clinics and health centers across the country will participate in CVS Caremark’s donation of up to $5 million in free shots to patients who lack health insurance.  The participating clinics and health centers will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a free flu shot voucher, which is redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location.

Below is a list of the Atlanta clinics that will be distributing the vouchers:

Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services (424 Decatur St.)

Grant Park Clinic (1340 Boulevard SE)

Free flu shot vouchers will be available for their current patients beginning this week until supplies last.

SafeHouse Outreach Hosts its 4th Annual Health Day for the Homeless on Sept. 19th

Atlanta, GA--  Hundreds of Atlanta Homeless will recieve a day of healthy checkups, food, companionship and general attention.

Atlanta Mom Inventor Wins $15,000 Grant from Huggies

Atlanta, GA--  Kimberly Clark's Huggies brand has awarded Atlanta resident, Dr. Amy Baxter with 1 of its 12 $15,000 grants aimed to help fund and resource and "innovative, real-world product idea."

Selected from almost 400 applications, Dr. Baxter successfully demonstrated her unique childcare product idea to make life easier for moms and dads.  The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program was created to provide the resources and seed capital for moms to either turn turn their great ideas inspired by personal motherhood experience into successful businesses or help take their existing businesses to the next level.

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Atlanta Celebrities Set to Fundraise for Grady Hospital on Sept. 10th

Atlanta, GA--  Atlanta celebrities are joining forces with Grady Hospital to support a new grassroots fundraising campaign designed to inspire community giving and increase awareness for Atlanta's only Level I Trauma Center.
 
Jermaine Dupri, DJ Drama, Frank Ski, Rashan Ali, Chilli from TLC, Kandi ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"), Bobby Valentino and songwriter Cristyle will become ambassadors of "G2G" or "Give to Grady," a campaign set to launch Friday, September 10, at 12:30 p.m. EST with a mass messaging event on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Fans will be encouraged to text "GRADY" to 50555 to donate $5 to one of Atlanta's oldest healthcare facilities. Supporters can also make their donation at www.gradyhealthfoundation.org.
 
"We are extraordinarily excited that Atlanta's entertainment community will join Grady in what may be the only grassroots fund-raising campaign of this kind in the country.

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Today in the U.S., there are more than 86 million registered organ, eye, and tissue donors who have made the decision to improve and even give life to others. In Georgia, 3,487,019 individuals are registered organ donors. However, more than 100,000 individuals still die each year awaiting a life-saving organ. Some of the reasons for this disparity lie in the complexities of the qualifications required to be a transplant donor. Not every designated donor is eligible to donate organs at the time of death. There are three types of donation that can occur: organ, tissue, and corneal donation.