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Join Us for GET UP Atlanta

   

B98.5 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and B98.5 is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta for GET UP Atlanta!   

Visit KomenAtlanta.org to get more info, sign up to pledge 8 hours of physical activity in October, then record your hours of exercise and share your progress. 

Why 8? Everyday in Atlanta, 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and one will die. Puts things into perspective, don’t you think?

Friends and family are invited to sponsor or become involved in the fitness program themselves, which has an entry fee of $35. 

The challenge runs through the month of October and has a goal to raise $40,000 for Komen Atlanta. 

Every day in Atlanta, seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and one will die. 

Komen Atlanta works to educate the community about the importance of early detection and provides thousands of free breast health services each year to ensure that every woman has access to everything she needs to detect and survive breast cancer.    

On October 23, a special celebration will be held at the Monday Night Brewing Garage located at 933 Lee St. SW. Entry to the celebration is free for Get Up Atlanta participants and $30 for non-participants.

  

Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Trust us, we heard you. And we want to help, too.  

So we're collecting bottled water, filling up a truck and taking it to Houston!  

This version of "Convoy of Care" will be hosted by Cox Media Group - specifically, News 95-5 and AM 750, KISS 104.1, B98.5, 97.1 The River, WSB-TV, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  

If you're interested in donating, bring your bottled water to our studios (1601 W Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309) between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  

So help us spread the word using #AtlantaCares and we'll see you at the truck!  

Thanks to Atlanta Peach Movers for providing the truck and movers to help load it!

B98.5 Komen Race Photobooth

Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure®

B98.5’s Madison James has some training tips to get you ready for the Komen Race at Lenox Square, on June 24

Join B98.5 and participate in the 27th Annual Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure® and show everyone that you are bold, your are fearless, and you are More Than Pink™ in your determination to support Greater Atlanta's survivor community. 

Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure® Saturday, June 24, 2017 1-mile Walk - 7:30am 5k Run/Walk - 8am  Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA 

Komen Atlanta's Race for the Cure® will feature a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile walk followed by an exciting and inspiring post-Race festival. We'll close out our morning with the Survivor & Thriver Strut and ceremony to honor and celebrate all who are fighting, have fought, or those who have lost their battles with breast cancer. 

You do not want to miss this inspiring event!

All funds raised at Komen Atlanta's Race for the Cure® support local education, screening, and diagnostic programs and global research efforts to find the cures. 

Register today and help us meet our ambitious $1,000,000 goal.

Together we will Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be More Than Pink™.

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.

Komen Atlanta's Race for the Cure

Every day in Metro Atlanta, seven women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Together, we must fight to change this statistic.  Help run breast cancer out of town and join us at this year’s Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 7 at Lenox Square.

Register today at komenatlanta.org/race and use the code “teamB98.5” for a 10% discount on all adult 5k and 1-mile registrations.  (Not valid on Kids for the Cure or Sleep in for the Cure registrations)

Race for the Cure is Komen Atlanta's biggest event, aiming to convene 10,000 people and raise more than $1.2 million to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.  So sign up, lace up, and show up to help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.  http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/img/photos/2016/04/19/7f/c4/Header_BreastCancer_SurvivorStories.png

Cati Diamond StoneNearly six years ago, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  My cancer was aggressive, and so was my treatment: chemotherapy, radiation, a mastectomy and numerous reconstruction surgeries. But one treatment ultimately saved my life: a medication called Herceptin, which was made by possible by funding from Susan G. Komen.  Not very long ago, women with my diagnosis generally did not survive. But I did, thanks to Komen and its many supporters. But did you know that, in our 25+ years of service, Komen Atlanta has also enabled more than one million Metro Atlantans to access life-saving breast health education and screenings, ensuring the survivorship of so many? Help run breast cancer out of town and join us at this year’s Race for the Cure on May 7th at Lenox Square.  Race for the Cure is Komen Atlanta's biggest event, aiming to convene 10,000 people and raise more than $1.2 million to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.  So sign up, lace up, and show up to help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.  Register today at komenatlanta.org/race and use the code “teamB98.5” for a 10% discount on all adult 5k and 1-mile registrations.  (Not valid on Kids for the Cure or Sleep in for the Cure registrations)Susan FulginitiI am a breast cancer survivor.  As I reflect on my journey, one thing is clear:  knowledge is power in the fight against breast cancer.  Eleven years ago I noticed an abnormality in my right breast, and just after my 40th birthday, I went in for my first mammogram.  Two weeks later my life was turned upside down, as I met with a breast surgeon to chart a course of action for how to combat my breast cancer diagnosis.  Eight rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and full reconstruction surgeries filled the next year of my life.  That was over a decade ago, and this year I will celebrate my eleven-year cancer-versary!  But, the following advice still remains incredibly important to my family and me:  Understand your risk.  Know your normal.  Get screened.  Ask questions.  Komen Atlanta empowers people in our community with information and resources so they, too, can detect and survive breast cancer.  Help run breast cancer out of town and join us at this year’s Race for the Cure on May 7th at Lenox Square.  Race for the Cure is Komen Atlanta's biggest event, aiming to convene 10,000 people and raise more than $1.2 million to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.  So sign up, lace up, and show up to help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.  Register today at komenatlanta.org/race and use the code “teamB98.5” for a 10% discount on all adult 5k and 1-mile registrations.  (Not valid on Kids for the Cure or Sleep in for the Cure registrations)Taurus DotsonWhen I was 42 years old, my first, routine mammogram led to a biopsy, which later revealed a breast cancer diagnosis.  My son was 2 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I knew right away that I would fight as hard as I could to be here for him.    After discussing my options with doctors and family, I settled on the course for my treatment: a mastectomy along with a tram procedure, followed by reconstructive surgeries.  My outlook on life has been transformed by breast cancer, and my needs have changed too.  As a breast cancer survivor, I know first-hand how important it is to empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to lead a healthy life and the importance of organizations like Komen Atlanta.  I was referred to TurningPoint for physical therapy that changed my whole world.  TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a Komen Atlanta grant recipient, so much of that organization’s work - and the work of so many others in Metro Atlanta - is made possible by Komen Atlanta and its many supporters.  Help run breast cancer out of town and join us at this year’s Race for the Cure on May 7th at Lenox Square.  Race for the Cure is Komen Atlanta's biggest event, aiming to convene 10,000 people and raise more than $1.2 million to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.  So sign up, lace up, and show up to help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.  Register today at komenatlanta.org/race and use the code “teamB98.5” for a 10% discount on all adult 5k and 1-mile registrations.  (Not valid on Kids for the Cure or Sleep in for the Cure registrations)Lila HertzWhen I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 1998, I was preparing to send my daughter to college and training for a marathon.  I could not let the diagnosis slow me down.  Through early detection, excellent medical care and healthy life choices, I was able to make a full recovery.  I had a lumpectomy and radiation, and it was exercise that gave me the energy to keep going. Exercise became an emotional and physical outlet for me, and an integral part of my journey.  I completed the marathon and beat breast cancer!But in Metro Atlanta, the race is not over.  Women in Metro Atlanta have higher breast cancer mortality and late-stage diagnosis rates than other cities in Georgia. And Georgia has higher rates than the United States as a whole.  We must not stop until everyone in Metro Atlanta has access to lifesaving breast cancer services and treatments.Donations to Komen Atlanta save lives.  75 percent of funds raised stay in Metro Atlanta to provide breast health services for people who might not otherwise be able to afford them, and the remaining 25 percent of funds raised support national research efforts to find cures for breast cancer.  Help run breast cancer out of town and join us at this year’s Race for the Cure on May 7th at Lenox Square.  Race for the Cure is Komen Atlanta's biggest event, aiming to convene 10,000 people and raise more than $1.2 million to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research.  So sign up, lace up, and show up to help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.  Register today at komenatlanta.org/race and use the code “teamB98.5” for a 10% discount on all adult 5k and 1-mile registrations.  (Not valid on Kids for the Cure or Sleep in for the Cure registrations)

Run for the Rescues 5K & Festival

Saturday, March 26, 2016Suwanee Town Center Park330 Town Center AveSuwanee, GA 30024REGISTER HERE

Join B98.5 for the Georgia SPCA 6th Annual Run for the Rescues.

We encourage everyone to bring their dogs for this event to benefit homeless pets. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Dogs crossing the finish line in the 5K.

After the race, stick around for raffle prizes, food and beverages, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids and treats for dogs, cats and runners alike. Vendors of all kinds will have samples and products for sale.

Planned Pethood will be providing low-cost vaccinations, and the Georgia SPCA will be providing microchipping for dogs ($25.00).

REGISTRATION FEES: $25 - 5K $30 - 5K after March 11, 2016 $15 - Fun Run $20 - Fun Run after March 11, 2016

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Festival 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun Run 8:30 a.m. 5K Race 9:15 a.m. Raffle Prizes for Runners 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Linda and Xena (the Warrior Puppy) 12 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. Contest: Longest & Shortest Ears 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Gina Adepoju of Dog Authority"Teaching Your Dog Tricks" 12:20 p.m. Best Trick Contest 1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Games You Can Play with Your Dog (Gina) 1:15 p.m. Dog/Owner Look-Alike Contest 2 p.m. Tallest/Shortest Dog Contest 3 p.m.

Komen Atlanta's Bubbles & Bling

On January 30th, join B98.5's Madison James for Komen Atlanta’s 3rd annual Bubbles & Bling at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, this year featuring an 80s theme!

Guests will enjoy delicious 80s themed foods and an open bar, an 80s band, a silent auction and a raffle for a one-carat diamond.

All net proceeds from this event benefit Komen Atlanta’s mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer. So get out your 80s prom dresses, tight roll your jeans, hairspray those bangs and buy your tickets today at komenatlanta.org/bubblesandbling.

Jeff & Melissa Save Christmas Toy Drive

Photos: 2015 Met Gala red carpet

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