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Johns Creek Presents 'Super CPR Saturday'

Johns Creek Presents 'Super CPR Saturday'

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- In conjunction with American Heart Month, Johns Creek's "Super CPR Saturday" returns on Feb. 26.

This day of free lifesaving classes, which is part of the city's Heart Ready program, teaches local residents and business owners how to perform CPR and use an AED.

The classes will be taught by Johns Creek firefighters and paramedics at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Newtown Community Clubhouse (Newtown Park, 3115 Old Alabama Road, 30022).

The non-certification classes are recommended for people ages 10 and older.

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.

Blood Donations Desperately Needed

Blood Donations Desperately Needed

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region (9851 Commerce Way, Douglasville, 30135) reports that this week's winter weather has resulted in more than 2,600 units of blood and platelets that could not be collected due to closed donation centers and cancelled blood drives.

"The result of the cancellation of that many blood drives and consequently all those blood donations translates into as many as 24,000 blood products that we now do not have available for patients who may need them," said Chris Hrouda, executive vice president of Red Cross Biomedical Services.

Hrouda noted that more than 6,000 blood donations could not be collected in the Southeast because of the storms that crippled the region. Nearly 2,000 blood donations were not collected in the Northeast on Wednesday, Jan.

Race for Smiles Raises Money for Children's Healthcare

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Johns Creek Pediatric Dental Town is hosting a 5K/1K "Race for Smiles" to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Children's Cancer Fund of America.

The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8:00 a.m. at Dental Town (4330 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Suwanee, 30024). Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate; walkers and strollers will be welcomed.

The cost for adults to run the 5K is $20, but this fee is reduced to $15 for established Dental Town families. Children ages 12 and under who participate in the 1K are $10. Register at the race's Active site no later than Friday, Nov.

Accelerate the Cure Diabetes Walk This Weekend

ATLANTA -- Over 10,000 Georgians will walk this weekend to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The Accelerate the Cure Walk to Cure Diabetes, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), will hold two Atlanta-area walks:

Saturday, Oct. 16
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Centennial Olympic Park (265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, 30313)

Sunday, Oct. 17
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Technology Park/Johns Creek (12000 Findley Road, Johns Creek, 30097)

On average, 38 Georgia children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each month.

Johns Creek to Host Household Hazardous Waste Workshop

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Fulton County Public Works Department will host a free household hazardous waste workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Ocee Branch Library (5090 Abbots Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30005).

A typical home can contain many types of hazardous household products used for cleaning, painting, beautifying, lubricating and disinfecting the house, yard, workshop and garage. Chemical-based household products in a single home may seem insignificant, but when millions of homes across Georgia use similar products -- handling, storing and disposing of them improperly -- the combined effort can become a major problem.

The hazardous waste workshop will educate residents on how to use alternative household cleaners.