Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cancer-free participants are needed for an American Cancer Society prevention survey that starts in March.
Thursday, February 28
Four Cobb YMCA locations, including both in the Northeast Cobb area, will be participating in an American Cancer Society research project next month. The ACS's Cancer Prevention Study 3 will take place at 21 locations throughout metro Atlanta, including the following YMCA branches in Cobb: Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are urged to participate in the study. The ACS is seeking to enroll 5,000 residents of metro Atlanta and 300,000 people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The study will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. To enroll in the study, individuals will be asked to do the following: Upon …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings area is kicking off this weekend. Find out how you can participate and help fight cancer.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the Relay for Life Vinings-Smyrna Kickoff Party. The kickoff event will be held this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria. The actual Relay for Life event will be held in May at The Lovett School in Vinings. To sign up, start a team, or donate, visit http://RelayForLife.org/ViningsSmyrnaGA. For more information, check out this Facebook page, send a tweet to @ForBirthdays, or contact Amy Haygood at Amy.Haygood@cancer.org.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here are some fun events happening in and around Cobb County this weekend.
Gospel Jam! What: Gospel Jam is an informal gathering of musicians, singers and listeners, meeting on the second Friday nights in the Fellowship Hall of Poplar Springs Baptist Church for around 15 years. String instrument players (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro, bass, autoharp, etc.) and singers gather to play hymns and Gospel tunes, stand around the piano and sing and enjoy food and fellowship. Usually, there are about 25 musicians from many churches. Everyone is invited to participate - either by playing, singing, clapping hands and patting feet or listening. "Come give it a try, and help us make a Joyful Noise to the Lord," says Larry Holland, one of the organizers. Where: Poplar Springs Church 2056 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
More than 200 teams gathered at Jim Miller Park for one of the biggest cancer fundraisers in the nation.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Thousands of people in more than 200 team gathered Friday at Jim Miller Park for the Relay for Life of Cobb County, the annual all-night celebration of life and the fight against cancer. The official count on the Relay website is $606,426 raised by 2,998 people in 208 teams, but the dollar total for the American Cancer Society could rise after the 12 hours of fun and fundraising from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. today. And you still can donate at the Relay site. Last year's Cobb Relay raised more than $636,000. You can read more about Relay for Life efforts on Northeast Cobb Patch, and Mom About Town columnist Katie Barrentine has chronicled her reasons to Relay: