Friday, May 17, 2013
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. In the county next door, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news: What is Relay For Life? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from @PauldingRelay and @CobbRelay. We’ll also be following the tweets that you make from the …
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 at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday 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, March 19, 2012
Get a fresh start with a free program offered to Cobb County residents hoping to quit smoking.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners has officially designated Thursday as Kick Butts Day, a day to quit smoking for good. If South Cobb Commissioner Woody Thompson gets his wish to ban smoking in public facilities and parks, smokers in Cobb may have even more incentive to kick the habit. The American Cancer Society has also created a Freshstart program, which is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing them with all of the essential information and strategies needed to direct their own efforts at stopping. The program, which is free for all Cobb County and Douglas County residents, focuses on an active pragmatic approach to quitting smoking through active participation and group support. Participants are encouraged to …