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Fulton County Encourages HIV/AIDS Testing for Residents

Atlanta, GA--  Free information and testing for HIV/AIDS available at county locations.

WHAT:            While there have been great strides in the prevention of HIV transmission and care of HIV infection and AIDS since AIDS was first recognized in 1981, many people still have questions about HIV and AIDS.

Local Breast Cancer Survivor and Doctor to Speak at BJ's Wholesale Club in East Point

Atlanta, GA--  With October marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BJ’s Wholesale Club in East Point is hosting a Pink Picnic for the community featuring a local breast cancer survivor who will share her battle with the disease. In addition, a doctor from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University will talk about important and state-of-the-art information about breast cancer screening, treatments and research. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers.

BJ’s Vendor Partner Procter & Gamble® (P&G) will also host its Look Good. Feel Good. experiences to give survivors and guests the opportunity to sample a selection of “Pink Ribbon” products.  Guests will participate in a consultation with a P&G Beauty Expert covering skin care, hair care and oral care.  The experience will give members, breast cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to focus on feeling well both on the inside and outside.

Freash Produce and a Healthy Expo at the Forest Park Farmer's Market

Atlanta,GA--  C.H.O.I.C.E.S.

SPARC Atlanta in East Point

Local College Park Youth Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research at Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA-- Chalyse Ford has big dreams of someday becoming a professional dancer. Just 12 years old, the College Park resident has already accomplished more than many adults.  A 7th grader at Hapeville Charter School, Chalyse Ford is a dancer, walker, and yes, a philanthropist.  Lately, she has focused a lot of time on walking for a good cause--to raise funds to support cardiovascular research at Morehouse School of Medicine.

A member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., Chalyse has organized a walk-a thon for cardiovascular research at her church for the past two years, contributing more than $1,500 to MSM to benefit the Institution’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, a nationally recognized center of research excellence in cardiovascular science.

Chalyse’s interest began when she learned a church member experienced symptoms of stroke. Fortunately, the member took quick action and today is doing well.

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.