Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Here are 10 ways you and your team can use Acworth Patch for FREE to honor victims and survivors and help raise cancer awareness and money for a cure.
The culmination of months of fundraising, Relay For Life of Cobb County—an event during which participants will honor cancer victims and survivors and raise awareness and money for a cure—will be held May 17 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Nearly 150 local teams, with a total of 1,784 participants, have already raised $153,702.11, according to the American Cancer Society's event website. They include teams of volunteers from local groups and organizations, schools, churches and businesses. Relay teams (and any other local group or organization) can use Acworth Patch for FREE to promote their efforts, potentially reaching tens of thousands of local residents, including many outside their existing networks. Here are 10 ways you and your team…
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. Learn how you and your family and friends can participate in the first ever Relay for Life in the Smyrna-Vinings community, and help support a good cause. 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.
Monday, October 22, 2012
American Cancer Society is hiring.
The American Cancer Society is looking for a Relay for Life college event manager in Kennesaw. Among other things, the manager will start new college events and grow existing ones. Candidates must have three years experience managing successful Relay for Life events or a combination of education and experience. Click here for more information. To peruse the Acworth Patch classifieds, click here. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Acworth Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause around Acworth.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Rashmi Raman
Saturday, October 6, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Kennesaw and beyond: In addition to these events, the Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway. There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure…
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, …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
More than 200 teams gathered at Jim Miller Park for one of the biggest cancer fundraisers in the nation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thousands of people in more than 200 team gathered at Jim Miller Park Friday 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 Acworth Patch, and Mom About Town columnist Katie Barrentine has chronicled her reasons to Relay: