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Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Imagine a hurricane making landfall on Georgia’s coastline, with winds 150 mph or greater causing terrible damage.  The tropical cyclone spawns several tornadoes as it moves inland and heavy rains cause major flooding.  High winds also persist resulting in uprooted trees and down power lines.

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Fun run to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CUMMING, Ga. -- Polo Golf and Country Club will host a fun family event this weekend to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Activities include a 2.5-mile fun run and a post-race party with trophies, a bounce house and a barbecue lunch.

The race will be held Saturday, Apr. 27. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

In honor of its 25th anniversary, the country club plans to donate $500 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit that helps injured servicemen and women, at the event.

"We are very excited to be celebrating Polo's 25th anniversary and are happy to be directly involved in this great cause," club general manager Dan Moscar said in a statement.

Registration for the fun run is $25 through Apr. 24 and $35 after.

Visit pologolfandcountryclub.com for more information and to sign up.

Don't miss the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival

Don't miss the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival

MILTON, Ga. -- Get ready to celebrate our planet and the many fun things we can do to keep it healthy, because on Saturday, April 20, the City of Milton and Milton Grows Green are proud to the present the 2013 Milton Earth Day Festival.

Now in its fourth year, this Earth Day Festival is shaping up to be the best ever! Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in beautiful Crabapple at Friendship Community Park, this year's festival features food, family friendly entertainment, environmental vendors, and much more. Parking is available at Crabapple First Baptist Church.

Thanks to presenting sponsor Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Milton Grows Green is able to bring more a wide variety of activities educational exhibits and environmentally friendly products and services to the community, including:

Food vendors

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

Fulton County Health and Human Services answers call to action to reduce health disparities

ATLANTA -- April is National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme, “Health Equity Can’t Wait: Act Now in Your CommUNITY!”, is a call to action and unity for the nation to get involved and invested in reducing health disparities.  Since 2009, Fulton County Health and Human Services has been providing integrated services to residents in an effort to address health disparities and assist them with living healthier lifestyles.

“Fulton County continues to address health disparities that affect some of our communities more than others,” states Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. “Everyone has a stake in community health; we have to work together to find solutions.”

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA -- Area residents are invited to join the Safe Kids Fulton County Coalition to celebrate 20 years of service to help keep kids safe.

The special event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29  from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA located at 1600 Pryor Street, SE. They will recognize current members and partners dedicated to saving kids’ lives by developing and conducting programs that reduce or eliminate preventable, unintentional injuries and deaths.

The coalition targets the four most common areas of unintentional injuries through education and awareness:

  • Traffic Injuries (passenger, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Fires and Burns
  • Drowning and near drowning
  • Poison Prevention

For more information about Safe Kids Fulton County and the celebration, call 404.613.3671

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Fulton County Health Services to Hold Community Listening Sessions

Residents Invited to Provide Input about Access to Healthcare

 

Fulton County Health Services will host three “Community Listening Sessions” to provide valuable information about the many high quality services available at the county’s community integrated health centers and to learn from the community about their service needs.  Each session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place:

 

Thursday, March 14th

Neighborhood Union Health Center

Large Community Conference Room

186 Sunset Avenue, NW

Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Thursday, March 21st

Adamsville Regional Health Center

Community Room

3700 M.L. King Jr. Drive, SW

Atlanta, GA 30331

 

Thursday, March 28th

North Fulton Service Center

Community Room #232

7741 Roswell Road

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'