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Bleckley Cancer Awareness Event Raises Near $2,300

Bleckley Cancer Awareness Event Raises Near $2,300

Crystal Bambrough, organizer of this year's Streak Your Hair, Show You Care event said Tuesday that approximately $2,300 was raised. 

The money will go toward people in Bleckley County battling cancer and their families.  Bambrough also said that remaining event T-Shirts on sale and that she would accept donations through the end of September. 

Call her at 478-934-0706 to purchase a shirt or make a donation.

Church Youth Group Presenting Series on Depression

Church Youth Group Presenting Series on Depression

The Cornerstone Church of Cochran Youth Group, the Rock, is currently doing a three-part series on depression during their Monday meetings.  It began with "Un-Masking Your Depression" on September 9. 

An informational flyer says the next two parts of the series will be "Swallowed Hole" on September 16 and "Facing Your Depression" on Septmeber 23.  Both programs start at 7 pm. 

Cornerstone Church of Cochran is located at 106 West Dykes Street.

Glitz Pageant to Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta

Glitz Pageant to Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta

Applications are available now through Jennifer Kirkley Spires jenspires07@yahoo.com or Facebook. This is a Charity event for Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta. We encourage everyone to make get well cards for either boy or girl.

The cards will be judged and the winner will receive a HUGE trophy.

Anyone can enter the card contest. Not just contestants.  The cards will be sent to the creative coordinator at RMH of ATL. Thanks so much!

 

Prescription Assistance Program Available For Uninsured Residents

Prescription Assistance Program Available For Uninsured Residents

The Prescription Assistance Program, sponsored by the Middle Georgia Community Action Network and Heart of Georgia Commuity Action  Council can help obtain prescription medications free of charge for uninsured residents who qualify.  Counties served through Middle Georgia Action  include:  Houston, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs and Upson.  Through Heart of Georgia:  Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler and Wilcox. 

A release states the program is for long-term medications only and not an immediate needs program.  For guidelines and and more information, call 478-328-0333 or 1-800-422-9063 and ask for Ponda Bell or Amanda Farmer.

Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

Houston Co. American Cancer Society Chapter Participates in Preventative Study

The Houston County chapter of the American Cancer society is participating in ACS CPS-3 (Cancer Prevention Study.)   According to their website, the purpose of CPS-3 is to "better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations."

It's open to anyone ages 30-69 who has never been diagnosed with cancer (exculding basil or squamous cell skin cancer.)  To particpate, schedule an enrollment appointment (you can do so here) At that appointment, you will sign an informed consent form, fill out a brief survey, provide a waist circumference measurement, as well as give a small blood sample (taken by a certified phlebotomist.) 

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

When you treat yourself to a Dairy Queen blizzard this Thursday, you're also treating the Children's Miracle Network.

Thursday marks Miracle Treat Day, a day where at least a dollar from every blizzard will go to Children's Miracle Network, according to a release.

Last year nationwide and in Canada, the fundraiser brought almost $5 million to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

The Children's Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

American Cancer Society Asking Central Georgians Help

For the third time in four years, the American Cancer Society is asking central georgians for their help.

It's called the Cancer Prevention Study-3. It's research that will help scientists better understand how genetics, lifestyle and the environment affect cancer. They are looking for at least 250 volunteers to enroll for the November Houston County event.

You'll have to answer a survey, allow a waist measurement, give a small amount of blood and sign a consent form.

Six years ago Heather Griffin's mother was diagnosed with cancer.

"I thank the lord that she found it early and she is doing great. But every female that's passed away on my mothers side of the family has died from some form of cancer," said Griffin.

That's why the study is so close to her heart, so much so that she participated in it. "I don't want to have another person hear the words you have cancer," she said.