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Churches Unite for a Cause-Fashion Show
Posh for a Purpose, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that raises money for those affected by breast cancer, recently hosted the inaugural Churches Unite for a Cause Fashion Show at the Grand Venue at 200 in downtown Atlanta. The event, which included representatives of three of the largest African-American churches in Atlanta, included a fashion show with breast cancer survivors and their caregivers from each church serving as models. Nonprofit founder and CEO Wendy Jackson speaks.
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Israeli soldiers honored
More than 500 community leaders gathered recently at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Atlanta Gala Dinner, raising more than $500,000 to support the men and women of the Israel Defense Forces. The evening, one of the Atlanta Jewish community’s largest events, which has grown in attendance by almost 100 people over last year or 25 percent, saluted the women soldiers of the Forces who served during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, several of whom attended the gathering. For more information, visit From left, Home Depot co-founder and Georgia Aquarium founder Bernie Marcus and his wife, Billi, with Maj. Gen. Meir Klifi-Amir, a reservist and the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ national director and CEO, and Brig. Gen. Gila Klifi-Amir, a reservist and the keynote speaker. (Special / Gregg Mooney)
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Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta wins national award
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Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Monday announced it was named Affiliate of the Year at the Dallas, Texas-based global breast cancer organization’s annual Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. Headquartered in Buckhead, the Atlanta affiliate was recognized for exhibiting the best overall effort in advancing the Komen vision and promise to end breast cancer forever, as well as having demonstrated a commitment to collaboration across the organization.
“This significant recognition points to Komen Atlanta’s tireless efforts to enable everyone in Metro Atlanta to detect and survive breast cancer,” Cati Diamond Stone, executive director of the Atlanta affiliate, said in a statement. “We are forever thankful for the support of our sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers who make this lifesaving work possible.”
Komen Greater Atlanta is dedicated to moving the organization and the mission forward. Through a steady and pragmatic process that includes a commitment-to-excellence approach, it has achieved tremendous success with its mission work, board engagement, partnerships within the community, branding and overall operational excellence.
Among its many accomplishments, Komen Greater Atlanta has worked to enhance its presence in its service area by reintroducing Komen to the community and broadening its scope in media outreach. This year, it launched two highly successful campaigns that placed it at the forefront in Atlanta.
It has demonstrated excellence in its ability to diversify revenue, introducing two new programs; engaged new board members who serve as an accurate representation of the diversity and leadership found within its local community; and revitalized the relationships with its sister Affiliates and Komen headquarters, participating in countless pilot programs and providing key input in the development of a new breast cancer education toolkit established to reach African-American women.
To better address specific needs identified by its community profile — a in-depth analysis the Komen organization conducts of each community it serves in order to target areas and populations of greatest need of breast health services and education — Komen Greater Atlanta worked to expand programs targeted at reaching its area’s Latina, African-American and LGBT communities. For example, it expanded its Worship in Pink screening program to include Spanish-speaking communities and expanded its grant making priorities and mission programming to better serve people along the entire breast health continuum of care. In partnering with Latinas, LGBT individuals, recent immigrants and homeless individuals, Komen Greater Atlanta is now able to provide culturally competent education and care to those with minimal access to breast health care.
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Local doctor retires
Ten physicians from Marietta, Buckhead and Sandy Springs recently co-hosted a retirement celebration for Dr. Goodman Basil Espy III at the Georgian Club in southeast Cobb County. Espy, a Sandy Springs resident and an obstetrician/gynecologist, has been practicing in Marietta for about 50 years and has delivered more than 15,000 babies. From left, Espy with Pat and Dr. Thomas Daly. (Special Photo)
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The Pink Affair
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Sandy Springs recently hosted The Pink Affair, its annual fundraiser at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit in Brookhaven. This year’s event was one of the most successful in its 14-year history, highlighted by the fact it was the first sellout and had 330 people in attendance.  It was also the first time The Pink Affair was held in the Perimeter area. Ashley Franks gave a moving speech about her battle with breast cancer and the impact TurningPoint has had in her journey. The Pink Affair also included silent and live auctions, dinner, drinks and music by the band Masterpiece. TurningPoint’s next fundraising event is the Tourney for TurningPoint Aug. 30 and 31. For more information, visit From left, Lisa Eisele and Mo Fitzpatrick sell tickets for the game of Heads or Tails. (Special / James Duckworth)
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