2012 Walk of Heroes 5k

The Cancer Support Community will be offering a special series of Kid Support starting Sept. 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  This is a peer support group for children (ages 6-12) who have a parent, grandparent, other family member, or friend with cancer (either in treatment or post-treatment) or who have cancer themselves.  The program will be held  at the Cancer Support Community, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Bldg. C – Ste. 225. To register, call (404) 843-1880.

Registration is open for the 7th annual Walk of HEROes 5K and Tot Trot will be held on Sept. 21 in Kirkwood. This charity event raises support for clients receiving mental health, substance addiction and developmental disability services from DeKalb Community Service Board. There will be awards, music, drawing prizes and refreshments. To register as a participant or donate, visit walkofheroes5k.com.

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital has launched a new lung cancer screening program to improve early detection of the disease. Patients deemed as “high risk” for lung cancer (age 50 and older) will be able to participate in the new program, which uses a low-dose CT (computed tomography) screening to detect the disease. Since insurance does not typically cover these screenings, Piedmont Atlanta will offer the tests at a discounted rate of $99. For more information, visit piedmontcenter.org/lung.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.