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Panera's pink-ribbon bagels to raise funds for breast cancer awareness

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Panera Bread Co. is teaming up with local organizations to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

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During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company will sell its signature Pink Ribbon Bagel, a twist on the Cherry Vanilla Bagel, a mix of cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar. A portion of the proceeds of the Pink Ribbon bagel will be donated to local nonprofits across the country. 

Erin Barnhart, community relations manager for a Panera Bread franchise based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said each participating market has its own breast cancer partners.

"The partner really does make a difference," she said. "We appreciate our local partners, as their support can make all the difference in achieving our goals of building awareness and raising funds for treatment and research."

Panera has more than 1,600 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. 

Select markets offer a 100 percent donation day, during which the entirety of that day's sales of Pink Ribbon Bagels is donated to breast cancer focused organizations, according to Panera's website.

In Dayton, Ohio, proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit Pink Ribbon Girls and the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.

"We make this campaign a priority every year for a reason," said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based franchisee of Dayton-area Panera Bread restaurants. "The funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bagel are helping to save the lives of local women with breast cancer. There's no better feeling than knowing you can help make difference."

Pink Ribbon Girls provide free direct services to patients and their families undergoing breast and other women's reproductive cancer treatment through their programs.

Mikki Clancy, chief operating officer of Miami Valley Hospital, survived breast cancer and said she benefited from the services of Pink Ribbon Girls and the hospital.

"Pink Ribbon Girls and Miami Valley Hospital were a godsend in my treatment and recovery," she said. "Supporting these community assets serves hundreds of local patients in their fight against cancer."

Twelve participating West Virginia area Panera locations will donate to Susan G. Komen West Virginia.

"We are so excited to partner with Panera Bread for the sixth year to raise funds and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month," said Donna DeHart, executive director West Virginia Susan G. Komen. "The Pink Ribbon Bagels are always a big hit with our survivors, volunteers, grantees and supporters. Money raised from the October campaign will be used to provide uninsured and under-insured West Virginians with life-saving screenings and awareness."

According to the Panera website, the franchise has raised tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer partners through Pink Ribbon Bagel campaigns in the past 10 years.

"It's not a hard sell," Barnhart said. "People want to be involved in whatever way they can. That's what's so great about the Pink Ribbon Bagel. People might say, 'I can't write a check, but I can buy a bagel.'"

Read more at PaneraBread.com.

Marcy's Mulligan Golf Tournament

Marcy’s Mulligan is a golf tournament and silent auction presented by 97.1 The River's Kaedy Kiely in memory of Marcy Scott, along with other friends and family we have lost to cancer.

Proceeds benefit the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, a nonprofit that serves cancer patients free of charge. They employ nutrition, relaxation, exercise, education, and support programs throughout cancer patients' entire journey.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fairways of Canton • 400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Registration: 8:30am

Shotgun Start: 10:00am, with box lunch

Awards Presentation/Celebration Buffet following tournament

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams

Contests: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Hole in One

Click here to sponsor the event, register to golf or donate funds.

Individual: $200   Foursome: $750

For more information, email marcysmulligan@gmail.com

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 13 for the 13th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service, Fulton County and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and fosters a sense of community around the river that serves more than 4 million people and 70% of metro Atlanta.

The RACE is an 8-mile course with Class I-II rapids. It begins at 9 a.m. at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Awards, including Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration, will be presented after the race. Companies, schools, and clubs can also participate in the Team Challenge.

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Advanced registration is available through June 9 for the fee of $50 for solo boats and $70 for tandem boats. After June 9, onsite registration costs are $70 for solo and $90 for tandem boats and will be available based on capacity. All registered paddlers will receive a gift bag, race t-shirt, boxed lunch, and one-year membership to CRK.

As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the race by the SweetWater Beer Barge with sodas, water, and SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and older) before going ashore for the festival.

NEW THIS YEAR: Racers – now your paddle strokes can do more than propel you across the finish line. Help protect clean water by raising money for every mile of your race. Click here to learn more

The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is FREE and family-friendly with live music from three bands plus an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers market vendors.

For the kids: Frisbee dog demonstration, face painting, balloon artists and other fun activities.

Photos: 2015 Met Gala red carpet

Marcy's Mulligan Golf Tournament

Marcy’s Mulligan is a golf tournament and silent auction presented by 97.1 The River's Kaedy Kiely in memory of Marcy Scott, along with other friends and family we have lost to cancer.

Proceeds benefit the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, a nonprofit that serves cancer patients free of charge. They employ nutrition, relaxation, exercise, education, and support programs throughout cancer patients' entire journey.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fairways of Canton • 400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

Registration: 8:30am

Shotgun Start: 10:00am, with box lunch

Awards Presentation/Celebration Buffet following tournament

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams

Contests: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Hole in One

TO SPONSOR THE EVENT, REGISTER TO GOLF OR DONATE FUNDS, CLICK HERE.

Individual: $200   Foursome: $750

For more information, email marcysmulligan@gmail.com

Pass the Plate Challenge

Since its founding in 1971, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless Food (HFTH), a Christian international aid organization, distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda. The organization maintains an average administrative overhead of 14 percent -- ensuring the poor receive 86 percent of all donations.

Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless follows the principle that education and self-help must fortify charity work so recipients learn to break the cycle of poverty. HFTH prevents homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, financial literacy and GED classes, distribution of school supplies and book bags to children, annual Christmas children’s party, intensive case management and support to programs to teach recipients how to develop small businesses and co-ops while providing leadership training to independent farmers.

Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Their vision was instrumental in guiding Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless as it became one of the most significant human services organization in the Southeast United States providing services for some 50,000 people per year. In 2000, Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami, who have extensive experience in program development and an in-depth knowledge of meeting the basic needs of families in crisis so those families don’t become homeless especially the  working poor and the homeless, tripled the numbers served and expanded HFTH to a year-round human service organization. Mrs. Omilami assumed the Presidency in 2000 and provides the leadership for Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless during this time of explosive growth.

Created to help destitute people in the United States, Hosea Feed The Hungry has forged a spirit of cooperation between individuals, corporations and churches of the First World and of the Third World. Established as a 501(c)(3) charity, HFTH collects funds and Gifts-in kind year-round. Hosea Feed the Hungry was named one of the top charities in Georgia for its Katrina relief program to over 6,000 hurricane survivors by the Georgia State Senate.

Simple Steps to participate in the Pass The Plate Challenge:

  1. Change your social media profle picture to the OFFICIAL Hosea 15 day challenge picture (found on our FB page): https://www.facebook.com/4hosea?ref=bookmarks
  2. Fast for 10 hours (save the money that you would have used to eat with during the 10 hours of fasting)
  3. Donate the funds saved (a mimimum of $10) to Hosea via the Ga Gives site: https://www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/4hosea
  4. Tag 10 of your friends to take the challenge 
  5. Create a video urging your friends to get involved and make a difference with the Hosea Pass The Plate 15 Day Challenge

We need each of you to join in and help us help another family.  We are entering into the holiday season and no one should go without a hot meal.  Please help! 

Remember, we are here to be our brother's keeper. We are here to lend a helping hand. We are HOSEA HELPS!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Omilami

CEO of Hosea Feed The Hungry

Movember

WHAT is Movember?

Movember is a movement committed to changing the face of men’s health by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

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WHEN

Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003. It is now seen around the globe every November 1st – 30th, with campaigns in 21 countries.

WHY

To create conversations about men’s health and to find breakthrough solutions that produce tangible improvements in the lives of those dealing with prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

HOW

Men (also known as Mo Bros) sign up online. Start clean-shaven on November 1st then donate their face for 30 days by growing and grooming the best moustache they can muster, raising funds and awareness along the way.

Women, (also known as Mo Sistas) play a key supporting role by signing up as team captains, recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds, and also encouraging the men in their life to action when it comes to their health.

FUNDS

Funds raised are committed to combatting prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems and have supported over 800 men’s health programs to date.

Specifically:Prostate Cancer - Men living with and beyond prostate cancer have the treatment and care needed to be physically and mentally well.

Testicular Cancer - Men living with and beyond testicular cancer have the treatment and care needed to be physically and mentally well.

Mental Health – Men are mentally healthy and take action to remain so. Those who experience mental health problems take action early and live lives free of stigma and discrimination. 

 

About The Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.   The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.   The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

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Movember

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S.? Or that more than 12 percent of men 18 years and older are considered in fair or poor health? Join 97.1 The River's Clapper in taking the Movember challenge - Learn More!

 

About Movember

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.   The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.   The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

Donate Now

Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday June 14th for the 12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival.

Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service and city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and fosters a sense of community around the river.

The RACE is an 8-mile course with Class I-II rapids. It begins at 9:00am at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Awards, including Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration, will be presented after the race. Companies, schools, and clubs can also participate in the Team Challenge.

As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the race by the SweetWater Beer Barge with sodas, water, and SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and older) before going ashore for the festival.

 

Race registration has SOLD OUT. On-site registration will not be available. Join us at the festival!

The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park from 10:00am-3:00pm, is FREE and family friendly with live music plus an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers market vendors.

For the kids: Frisbee dog demonstration, face painting, balloon artists and other fun activities.

Band Lineup:

10:30am-11:30am: Music Matters"Rock U" bands

11:45am-12:45pm: The Tommy Talton Band

1:45pm-3:00pm: Sol Driven Train

How you can give to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

The scale of the devastation in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan is immense.  The death toll is over 1,700 and rising.  Many predict it to reach over 10,000.Those who have survived have gone days without food or fresh water.  Doctors are desperate for medicine to treat the wounded.Air Force Capt. Antonio Tamayo told the Associated Press:  "It's overwhelming.  We need more medicine. We cannot give anti-tetanus vaccine shots because we have none."The longer survivors go without help, the greater chance of disease.According to the AP:  "a reporter drove through the town for around 7 kilometers (4 miles) on Wednesday, seeing more than 40 bodies. He saw no evidence of any organized delivery of food, water or medical supplies, though piles of aid have begun to arrive at the airport. Some people were lining up to get water from a hose, presumably from the city supply."How can you help?There are many organization which have set up websites for funds for disaster relief.   The American Red Cross will take your donations online.  The link for its website is here.  UNICEF reports an estimated 4 million children were affected by the storm.  You can also give via 'UNICEF Responds' by clicking this link. UNICEF will also accept donation via text. Just text RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.Save The Children has set up a Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund.  You can access the information here.The Salvation Army has a web page for you to give as well.  Here is the link.  According to the Salvation Army, you can also text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 and reply YES to confirm your donation.CARE is asking for donations which can be made via this online link or by calling 1-800-521-CARE within the U.S.

Unfortunately, there are also thieves ready to steal your money during this horrible human tragedy.  Clark Howard has more information on how to donate and not get ripped of by clicking here.

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