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Column: Go Red luncheon focuses on heart health for women
by Sally F. White
Northside Neighbor Columnist
June 18, 2013 04:25 PM | 2750 views | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
Sally White, Northside Neighbor Columnist
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The annual inspirational Go Red for Women luncheon hosted by the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association June 27 will bring women and men together to hear survivor stories as guests learn more about prevention and how to help stop heart disease.

The elegant benefit at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead will feature a formal seated luncheon program with a keynote speaker. It also will include complimentary health screenings and morning breakout sessions focused on preventing heart disease and staying healthy.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including cancer. Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented, and that spurs the goal of the association’s national campaign.

Funds from the luncheon support awareness, research, education and community programs to fight heart disease in women.

Tickets and information: (678) 224-2071 or visit www.goredforwomen.org.

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Timed to coincide with the summer baseball season, Oakland Cemetery near Atlanta’s Grant Park is offering baseball-themed tours of its historic grounds pinpointing where long-ago players are buried — including a doctor, a fireman and Atlanta’s first player injured during a game.

Oakland’s Boys of Summer Baseball Tour, hosted by Historic Oakland Foundation July 4 through 6, will recall Atlanta’s baseball heritage as guides chronicle the first Atlanta game in 1866 between the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club. It was a colorful re-beginning on a playing field just beyond the smoldering ruins of Gen. William T. Sherman’s devastation. The city needed something to celebrate, and the two hometown teams gave them a whooping good game.

Oakland was founded in 1850 as a 48-acre garden-style cemetery and is now a meticulously landscaped area with burial sites, restored mausoleums and historical monuments. It is the final resting place for many of Atlanta’s original settlers, builders and notable citizens, including author Margaret Mitchell, golf legend Bobby Jones and 27 former Atlanta mayors and six ex-Georgia governors.    

Founded in 1976, the volunteer-based nonprofit foundation partners with the city of Atlanta to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland with the public as an important cultural resource and an island of tranquility in the heart of the city. The cemetery is open to the public 365 days a year. No reservations are necessary to participate in the tours.

Information: (404) 688-2107 or visit www.oaklandcemetery.com.
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