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The Melting Pot raises $80K for CHOA

The Melting Pot raises $80K for CHOA

ATLANTA -- After several fundraising campaigns throughout the year, representatives from the Melting Pot presented Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with an $80,000 donation.

Mark and Layla Gunn, who own and operate all four Atlanta-area Melting Pot locations, joined forces with Broadway Across America and Pure Imagination Charity to raise the money.

To show its appreciation for the restaurant chain's generosity, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite dedicated Examination Room 18 to the Gunn family.

The Melting Pot has locations in Midtown Atlanta, Duluth, Kennesaw and Roswell. Learn more at www.themeltingpot.com.

North Fulton Hospital volunteers to host fundraiser

North Fulton Hospital volunteers to host fundraiser

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The volunteer organization at North Fulton Hospital will host a fundraising event at the Chandlery in Historic Roswell next month.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, ten percent of sales at the Chandlery will go to the volunteers' general fund and scholarship program. In 2010, the NFH volunteers gave away nearly $30,000 to local charities and high school students who are considering medical careers.

The fundraising event will feature food, door prizes and some of the best Christmas shopping in Roswell, thanks to the Chandlery's unique selection.

To learn more about the event or the NFH volunteer program, visit www.nfultonhospital.com/volunteer.

The Chandlery is located at 950 Canton Street.

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips


ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

DEALCHICKEN: $39 for $229 at Fish Family Chiropractic

DEALCHICKEN: $39 for $229 at Fish Family Chiropractic

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Take care of your aching back with Wednesday's astounding DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members receive an unprecedented 83 percent off services at Fish Family Chiropractic. That's $229 worth of spinal adjustment, X-rays, a 30-minute massage and a contour pillow to take home -- all for only $39!

Make sure you're in good shape this holiday season by paying a visit to Drs. Gary and Carolyn Fish. Their one-of-a-kind deal expires on May 9, 2012.

Fish Family Chiropractic is located at 445 West Crossville Road in Roswell.

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Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.

Bake sale raises $1,500 for STAR House

Bake sale raises $1,500 for STAR House

ROSWELL, Ga. -- North Fulton Hospital's fall 2011 bake sale raised $1,500 for a Roswell children's charity.

Debbie Keel, CEO of NFH, presented the big donation to Michelle Newton, executive director of STAR House Foundation, on Monday.

STAR House supports at-risk children in North Fulton by providing tutoring, school supplies, leadership activities and recreational programs in a friendly after-school environment.

NFH is pleased to continue supporting this worthwhile cause by fundraising and volunteering at local elementary schools.

Power of Pink raises $19K for Komen Atlanta

Power of Pink raises $19K for Komen Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. -- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ended Monday, but North Fulton Hospital got started a little early by raising well over $19,000 in September.

The money was raised during the Power of Pink, a breast cancer awareness luncheon hosted by the hospital on Sept. 23.

"To raise such a significant amount of money at an inaugural event is a point of pride for the hospital," said Debbie Keel, CEO of North Fulton Hospital.

Power of Pink, which was held at the Country Club of Roswell, treated attendees to lunch and a fashion show in which breast cancer survivors modeled the latest fall fashions from Dillard's. Money raised during the event went to the Greater Atlanta office of Susan G. Komen.