Monday, February 4, 2013
Kerri Mercer Brooks is battling stage 4 cancer.
Monday, February 4
by Regina Brewer A longtime teacher at Mary Lin Elementary School, Kerri Mercer Brooks, was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2009. She underwent surgery and was cancer free for three years. In August and then again in December of 2012, the cancer returned and Kerri once again had two additional surgeries. This spring she will undergo chemotherapy and radiation and will continue her fight against cancer. She has a two-year-old daughter, Kaylee, and is expecting her second daughter in May. Kerri has long been a loved 5th grade teacher at Mary Lin. She is one of those teachers that kids look forward to having each year. Kerri has a wonderful sense of humor and an incredible singing voice. She uses both of these talents to inspire her students …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Magic of Life event lets survivors share triumphs.
Magic of Life, an Atlanta-based non-profit hosted dedicated to celebrating cancer survivors and offering support, held its 20th Magic of Life Celebration for Cancer Survivors Sept. 30 at Zoo Atlanta. The event, presented by Georgia Cancer Specialists, CSI Laboratories and Northside Hospital, gave cancer survivors a chance to celebrate their triumph over the disease. They also shared stories of love and inspiration with others who have walked in their shoes in a fun, informal setting. This year, more than 450 cancer survivors and their guests enjoyed free admission to Zoo Atlanta, a barbecue lunch, and live music. Despite rainy weather, the dance floor was full as survivors and their families celebrated a collective 800 years of cancer …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Organizers say the Atlanta event raised $6.5 million.
Sunday was the final day of Atlanta's Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure which saw 2,400 walkers embark on a 60-mile route to raise money to fight breast cancer. Patch brought you reports about the remarkable people making this 60-mile trek to fight breast cancer. Click the play button above to review our coverage. The event started Friday morning and the route wound its way through Stone Mountain and several communities including Decatur, Virginia-Highland, Buckhead, Midtown and East Atlanta. It took 425 volunteers to make it all happen. If you or a loved one took part, we want to hear from you and we hope you will share your photos with the Patch community. (You can click on the camera icon below to upload a photo and use the comments box…