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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.

Commissioner Gail Hambrick To Unveil Flat Shoals Park Renovations During Park Festival

Commissioner Gail Hambrick To Unveil Flat Shoals Park Renovations During Park Festival

Clayton County Board of Commissioner Gail Hambrick (District 2) will host her annual community festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The event is free and will take place from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Flat Shoals Park located at 1915 Flat Shoals Road, Riverdale, GA, and will open with  Sand Konscious African Drummers.  The public is invited to attend.

In addition to cooking and tennis demonstrations, Commissioner Hambrick will unveil the park’s newly renovated tennis court, bathrooms, pavilion, as well as brand new playground equipment, a state-of-the-art batting cage, and park fencing.

Councilmember Kenny Ruffin's letter to encourage the community to join the Walk Off

Councilmember Kenny Ruffin's letter to encourage the community to join the Walk Off

Dear Community Leader:

I would like to cordially invite all Clayton County children, elected officials, civic

organizations, local fire and police officials to join us for the 1st Annual Let’s Move Walk‐Off,

an interactive and fun community event to support First Lady Obama’s campaign against

childhood obesity.

The WALK‐OFF will take place on Saturday, September 24th at 10AM at the Riverdale Town

Center wi

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

Creekview High among schools that 'rock' for MDA

CANTON, Ga. -- More than 60 schools participated in this year's School ShamROCKS Program sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Together, these schools raised over $34,000 to fight muscular dystrophy.

Creekview High School in Canton was this year's big winner, raising $2,000 for MDA.

Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

 

 

Chili’s Restaurant at Mt. Zion cordially invites the public to join them for a birthday celebration in honor of Clayton County Commission Vice Chair Wole Ralph on Monday, September 26, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Vice Chair Ralph continues his efforts to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. One hundred percent of the restaurant’s net proceeds for the evening will be donated to the hospital.  The restaurant is located at 2230 Mt. Zion Parkway, Morrow, GA. 

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by spending an evening with the people of Clayton County as we work together to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  I thank Chili’s for their efforts and am proud to be a part of this fundraiser.  I hope you will join me.”

To date, Chili's Corporation has raised more than $30 million for the children of St.

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.

Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer

Metro Atlanta buildings go blue for prostate cancer

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta buildings have started turning blue this week and the skyline will eventually turn even bluer to bring awareness to prostate cancer.

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Georgia has the 11th highest death rate of prostate cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

This year, 241,000 new cases are expected across the nation.

The "Who do you wear blue for?" campaign will benefit the national Prostate Cancer Foundation and local prostate cancer coalitions, such as Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition.