Posted on: Jul 6, 2015 Posted by: The Current Hub Comments: 0

Good Times for a Good Cause

By Debbie Keel

When I first relocated to the North Fulton Community,

I was surprised by a few things.

First, I learned that the best Shrimp and Grits is found in Atlanta area restaurants—many of them serving an  outstanding version rivaling the same dish served in my home town of New Orleans. Never thought I’d see that.

I also learned what it was like to live in a place with four distinct seasons. Shortly after I arrived in September of 2009, I saw leaves change color and fall gracefully to the ground (due to something other than hurricane-force winds). I enjoyed not having to wear shorts on Christmas and watching the azaleas bloom wildly in the spring.

Then I learned the best lesson of all, it’s easier than you think to give back to a community, especially in North Fulton. Opportunities abound for both individuals and businesses to extend a helping hand to people in need, whether through donations of time or money.

So North Fulton Hospital created an event where we give our time and money and you can, too. And this while having a blast supporting the fight against breast cancer.

The event: Power of Pink Casino Night, 6 p.m., Saturday, September 26, at the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta.

The cause: One hundred percent of sponsorships and tickets go directly to support Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. Seventy-five percent of that funding goes into support of outreach and community programs in metro Atlanta and 25 percent supports global breast cancer research.

What is needed: Sponsorships by local businesses and individuals, starting at $1,500 or casino table sponsorships at $500.

But you get much more for your money than knowing your company or you directly contributed to the fight against a disease which has victimized so many women

and their families in our community. There’s lagniappe (New Orleans’ French term for “a little something extra”). The event itself is a BLAST and the closest you can get to Las Vegas without getting on a plane. Great food and drinks and fun playing casino style games where win or lose, you’ve done the kind of thing we do here in North Fulton: help someone.

Don’t be left out of the elite group of sponsors and supporters of the 2015 Power of Pink Casino Night. Contact Christina.kern@tenethealth.com or call 770-751-2867 to be part

of the action.

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