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Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

Swimming class to host tribute to veterans

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The young synchronized swimmers at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center are getting ready to host their fourth annual performance for veterans and military families.

The patriotic show will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The synchronized swimming group is made up of girls ages 8-14 who love to swim and are interested in honing their water skills in a creative way. Their Nov. 3 show is free and will be followed by a short reception.

For more information, visit gwinnettparks.com. Collins Hill Park is located at 2200 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age

This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Call up your girlfriends and come out to a FREE healthcare breakfast event, This One’s for the Girls: Keeping yourself healthy at every age, hosted by Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett. This program will take place Friday, October 26, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Gwinnett Technical College, 700 Building (Busbee Center) 5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Attendees will hear from GMC women’s health experts, enjoy massages and enter to win great door prizes!

So put on your PINK in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy our Fight Like a Girl photo booth and take home a memory of you and your favorite ladies!

Some discussion topics include:

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

Sam's Club offering free diabetes screenings

ATLANTA -- Several Sam's Club Pharmacy locations throughout metro Atlanta will offer free diabetes and vision screenings this weekend.

The screenings will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are valued at more than $150. They include glucose, A1C, vision, blood pressure and BMI tests.

"Knowing the links between risk factors, choices and solutions prepares our members to better manage or even prevent diabetes," Sam's Club Health and Wellness senior VP Jill Turner-Mitchael said in a statement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed every year. If this trend continues, one out of every three U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Diabetes is also the leading cause of new cases of blindness in U.S. adults, according to the CDC.

Participating Sam's Club locations include:

Alpharetta
10600 Davis Drive

Atlanta
2901 Clairmont Road

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You

DULUTH, Ga. -- Please join Gwinnett Medical Center for a FREE healthcare breakfast event, Advancements in Joint Replacement: Why the Latest Innovations May Be For You. This program will take place Friday, September 21, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Gwinnett Chamber’s 1818 Club (6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097). Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in joint replacement from two physicians who are experts in their field, as well as have the opportunity to win great door prizes!

The two innovations being discussed will be:

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement procedure, presented by Mary Jo Albert, MD
  • iTotal Knee Replacement implant, presented by Gary Levengood, MD

Both doctors will be available for a Q&A session following their presentations.

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

Georgia SPCA 3rd Annual Benefit Bash! Viva Las Vegas!

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Pound Dog" 

 Last year over 100,000 adoptable animals were needlessly  euthanized in the metro Atlanta area. Georgia SPCA mission is to reduce the umber by implementing successful adoption programs, offering low cost spay/neuter to the public, and by promoting responsible pet ownership through the education of our community.
 
 
Join us in the Gwinnett Center Ballroom for a fabulous evening
benefiting the Georgia SPCA!
 
Great food, casino games, a silent auction, live entertainment
featuring Cliff-E (Elvis Tribute Artist), BackFlash Premier Party Band,
& Willingham, Stedman and Carter.