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IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

Forsyth County begins prescription drug savings program

Forsyth County begins prescription drug savings program

CUMMING, Ga. -- Forsyth County announced Monday that it has joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program.

This initiative allows county residents to save on the cost of their prescription drugs. Everyone is invited to sign up, regardless of age, health or income level.

"With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most," Forsyth County Commissioner R.J. Amos said in a statement.

The Coast2Coast Rx Card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; lab and imaging tests; and diabetes supplies and equipment.

Learn more about the program at coast2coastrx.com. Other participating counties include Barrow, Banks, Cherokee, Cobb, Greene, Habersham, Jackson and Union.

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

Ga. movie theater ads target drugs, underage drinking

Ga. movie theater ads target drugs, underage drinking

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Public service announcements provided by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities that target underage drinking, drugs and alcohol abuse are being shown in AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas across Georgia and in Screenvision Theaters in Columbus.

The ads, which are scheduled to run through June 30, 2014, are part of an initiative led by the department's Division of Addictive Diseases to reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related deaths, according to a statement released by the Georgia agency.

The campaign, referred to as the Alcohol Prevention Project (APP), is funded by a Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming

Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. --Have you heard about the brand new Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming?

When we first shared this photo on our Facebook page – gosh, you all got excited!!  And I admit it, I got excited when I first saw it too. We have long talked about when a Whole Foods or Trader Joes would open in Cumming or Forsyth. Remember my post -- Is Whole Foods opening in Cumming? – so yes, I’m excited!

The Georgia Farmers Market will be remodeling the space next door to Stars & Strikes (formerly occupied by Overstock Floors).

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2013 Labor Day 5K/10K

​​CUMMING, Ga. -- Forsyth County’s 2nd Annual Labor Day 10K/5K, hosted by Totally Running will be held on September 2 starting at 7:30 am with the Funny Runny starting at 9 am.

The Labor Day Run for Autism is an out and back 10K/5K Road Race on Peachtree Parkway/GA-141. The out and back event will start and end at Totally Running, located at 405 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming. The route is flat and fast paced, chip timed and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. The 5K is walker and stroller friendly.

Custom awards will be presented to the top three overall runners, overall male/female  masters, and top three in all five year age groups (10 and under through 65+).  $500 Brooks merchandise will be awarded to the overall male/female winners. All participants who register by August 20 are guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt.  The event will conclude with a finish line festival in the parking lot of Totally Running, located in the Shoppes at Brannon Crossing.

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

10K/5K to raise money for autism research

CUMMING, Ga. -- A special race to benefit people with autism will be held in Forsyth County on Labor Day.

The Labor Day 10K will raise money for Talk About Curing Autism, a national 501(c)(3) that provides resources and support to families touched by autism.

It will be held Monday, Sept. 2 at Totally Running in Cumming. Packet pickup starts at 6 a.m., with the 10K and its accompanying 5K scheduled to be off and running at 7:30 a.m.

Registration is $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K through Tuesday, Aug. 20. Sign up no later than that date to be guaranteed a T-shirt. After Aug. 20, the fee goes up to $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Totally Running is located at 405 Peachtree Parkway, across the street from The Avenue.