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Fayette neighborhoods commemorate cancer

Fayette neighborhoods commemorate cancer


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Help the American Cancer Society (ACS) paint PTC purple. In honor of the ACS Relay for Life on April 29, the entire month has been declared “Paint the Town Purple” month in Peachtree City. 

Residents can help decorate City Hall Plaza with purple bows for plaza light posts, trees, and fencing.

To participate, stop by City Hall to purchase a bow for $3 (or two bows for $5) to honor someone you love who has fought the disease. 

Bows can be placed on your home mailbox or at City Hall Plaza (light poles, trees, and fencing), with all funds from the bows going to the Relay for Life. 

Seventh Annual Race for Riley to be held in Chattahoochee Hills

Seventh Annual Race for Riley to be held in Chattahoochee Hills

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Fayette County residents should gear up because the Seventh Annual Race for Riley is on the horizon. This 5K/1 Mile Walk, Tot Trot and Bike Ride will be held on April 30 and the proceeds will be dedicated to nine-year-old Riley’s school, The Joseph Sams School.

This year, The Race for Riley will be held at Serenbe in the City of Chattahoochee Hills. The bike ride and run have three courses for participants to choose from; they cover 13, 2 and 65 miles.

Riley, who this event is named for,  is the daughter of Rodney and Waynette Peek, the coordinators of this event.

According to The Citizen, “proceeds from the initial events went to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, the organization dedicated to the debilitating, systemic condition with which Riley was diagnosed when she was two years old.

Fayette Medical Office Now Open To Patients

Fayette Medical Office Now Open To Patients

ATLANTA – (submitted by Kaiser Permanente) Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Fayette County now have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Fayette Medical Office—Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Fayette County—opened to patients this week.  

The 6,400 square foot facility, located at 101 Banks Station in Fayetteville, is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 240,000 members in Georgia. “This medical office allows us to better serve our growing Kaiser Permanente membership in and around Fayette County,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “We look forward to providing quality, affordable health care to residents of these communities for many years to come.”

The Fayette Medical Office currently employs seven health care professionals, including Eddra Marchand, M.D. and Mark Becknell, M.D.

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Conyers and Fayetteville

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Conyers and Fayetteville

ATLANTA – Kaiser Permanente announced today it will invest more than $4.6 million to open two new medical offices in Rockdale and Fayette counties.

The Conyers Medical Office–Kaiser Permanente’s first site in Rockdale County–will be located at 1478 Dogwood Drive, Suites B and C. The Fayetteville Medical Office at 101 Banks Station will be the organization’s first location in Fayette County.

Physicians of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group will provide internal medicine and pediatric services for Kaiser Permanente members at the new locations. Additional specialties may be added. Each medical office will have 8-12 health care professionals on staff and the capacity to serve 10,000 members.

King & Spalding’s Discovery Center pushes “fore” a cure

The King & Spalding Discovery Center’s annual golf tournament to raise money for blood cancer research was held on October 5th at the White Water Creek Country Club in Fayetteville. The event raised $36,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is the fourth year the organization has hosted the golf tournament. In the four years they have hosted the event, the event has raised more than $100,000 for the cause.


The golf tournament is called ‘The Polly’ after Polly Hatcher, a King & Spalding employee who lost her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

"No Flu 4 U" a Success in Fayette County

Coordinated by Fayette County Public Schools and the Fayette County Health Department; No Flu 4 U, has been a largely successful program for students, employees and their family members. Many Fayette county residents have taken advantage of this opportunity to get their flu vaccines early and at convenient school locations throughout the county.

Although participants are receiving the nasal vaccine, injections are available for those who cannot use the nasal vaccine due to specific medical conditions.   

While the nasal spray seems simple, the nurses working the clinics are finding it is not always so easy to get students to take the vaccine. “They hate putting things in their noses for some reason. Sometimes it is easier to get them to take shots than it is to put spray up their noses.