A Taste of Hope is only 3 weeks away!

A Taste of Hope is the signature fundraising event for the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation. The evening will feature food and wine pairings, the music of Kelley O'Neal and the Kayoband, along with jazz vocalist CeCe Phillips.  The multi-talented Jaquitta Williams will be the emcee for the evening and Sherri Graves Smith--award winning author and philanthropist--will also be among the cancer survivors who will be speaking.

Space is limited - to join the guest, visit: http://atlantacancercarefoundation.org/tickets/

Thank you to Sherri Graves Smith & the Ladies of the Houndstooth

ACCF is grateful for The Ladies of the Houndstooth, a social group for The University of Alabama Alumni & Booster Club of Atlanta, and Sherri Graves Smith for supporting the foundation this past Sunday at Corso Coffee in Buckhead.  Sherri, an award winning author, held a book signing and reading for her Game Day Rules book series for children.  Sherri donated the profits from the book sales yesterday to the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, which totaled $253.02! 

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Ladies of the Houndstooth "Coffee, Cocktails, & Conversation"

Join the The Ladies of the Houndstooth for “Coffee, Cocktails and Conversation” on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Corso Coffee in Buckhead featuring Alabama alumna and author, Sherri Graves Smith.  Smith is the creator and author of the Game DayRules (GDR) book series for children, which emphasizes good sportsmanship and character.  Registration is $15 per person and is open to all.  There will be appetizers and drink specials.  

Books will be available to purchase at the event and a portion of the book sales will benefit the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation.  Sherri will be available to autograph your book(s).  These books make great holiday gifts and/or great additions to your child’s personal library. 

For event details, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/Ladies-of-the-Houndstooth  For additional information, please contact Jennifer Turner at [email protected]

ACCF Receives Grant from Snapping Shoals EMC's Operation Round Up Program

The Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) is the recipeint of a $6,000 grant from Snapping Shoals EMC as part of the Operation Round Up program. Operation Round Up offers a way for Snapping Shoals members to help their neighbors in need by rounding up each monthly power bill to the next dollar to contribute.  The funds raised by these contributions are used to directly support social, charitable and civic programs in the communities served by Snapping Shoals EMC.

The Operation Round Up grant to ACCF will be used to fund Patient Financial Assistance grants for applicants living in the Snapping Shoals EMC service area, which includes all or part of Newton, Rockdale, Dekalb, Henry, Butts, Walton, Jasper or Morgan counties. 

Luminaries: Summer 2015 Edition

The latest issue of Luminaries, the ACCF newsletter, is now available! Click here or on the image below to view the PDF. To subscribe to our email newsletter (includes Luminaries and other news, such as late-breaking information about upcoming events), click here.

To request that a print version of this issue be mailed to you, contact us at [email protected].

Adobe Acrobat may be required to view the PDF. Download for free here.

Beating the Heat During Cancer Treatment

A hot, humid Atlanta summer can be especially miserable if you are undergoing or have recently completed cancer treatment. Heat can increase cancer-related fatigue, and some treatments may increase sensitivity to sun exposure. Here are a few suggestions for staying comfortable this season:

  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and eliminate or limit alcohol and caffeine, which are dehydrating. If you’re going to be outdoors in the heat, it’s important to hydrate before you go out, as well as during activities.
  • Be protective: Avoid sun exposure and outdoor exercise during the peak sun intensity hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Use sunscreen and/or protective clothing anytime you go outdoors, and consider using a sun umbrella with UV protection.
  • Party on: If you’re invited to an outdoor gathering, ask the host if shade or air conditioning will be available nearby so you can easily take breaks if you feel overheated.
  • Dress for comfort: Breathable, loose-fitting styles and natural fabrics are best for staying cool. If you have hair loss due to chemotherapy, consider a cotton scarf or turban rather than a wig for summer.
  • Listen to your body: Be prepared to be more easily fatigued as the temperature rises, and respect your body’s signals that it needs rest.
  • Listen to your doctor: If you are currently in treatment (or recovering from it), check with your doctor to find out if there are any restrictions on the types of summer activities you enjoy.

Let's Get Cooking for ACCF!

ACCF is preparing to publish our first cookbook, and we need YOUR recipe! We’re seeking original recipe submissions from cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members, and healthcare providers. All types of dishes are welcome! Be sure to let us know if you have a special story or photo related to your recipe. Proceeds from cookbook sales will benefit our Patient Financial Assistance program. Submit a recipe online at atlantacancercarefoundation.org/recipes, or call us at (404) 213-1667 and ask to have a form mailed to you. Submission deadline is September 1, 2015.

Homestead Hospice Sponsoring A Taste of Hope

We are very pleased to announce our second Patron of Hope Sponsor for A Taste of Hope: Homestead Hospice.

About Homestead Hospice

Headquartered in Atlanta and with offices across Georgia, South Carolina and Arizona, Homestead Hospice was founded to provide hospice care that goes above and beyond the basics to address the needs of patients and their families faced with terminal illness.

Learn more about Homestead Hospice

Learn more about A Taste of Hope


Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia Sponsoring A Taste of Hope

We are pleased to announce Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia as the first Patron of Hope sponsor for A Taste of Hope, ACCF's new signature fundraising social event, to be held on October 22.

About Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia

Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia uses the latest radiation technology and meticulous research to treat men and women with different types of cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, colon, lymphatic and many others. It is also home to the oldest and most successful prostate seed implant program in existence.

Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia has offices throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Learn more about Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia

Learn more about A Taste of Hope

Use Your Kroger Plus Card to Benefit ACCF!

Supporting ACCF has never been easier -- just shop at Kroger and use your Kroger Plus Card!

  1. Visit krogercommunityrewards.com
  2. Sign in to your online account, or create an account (you will need your Kroger Plus Card number to create an account)
  3. Once signed in, click “Enroll Now”
  4. Search for “Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation” or enter our Organization ID, 35212
  5. Select us and click “Enroll”

Kroger will donate a portion of the $600,000 they have designated for local charities this year to ACCF based on the total amount of qualifying purchases made using enrolled Kroger Plus Cards, so be sure to use your card every time you shop at Kroger! If you don’t have a Kroger Plus Card, you can get one at any register or customer service counter at your Kroger store -- the card is free! For more details, visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards

Luminaries: Spring 2015 Edition

The latest issue of Luminaries, the ACCF newsletter, is now available! Click here or on the image to view the PDF. To subscribe to our email newsletter (includes Luminaries and other news, such as late-breaking information about upcoming events), click here.

To request that a print version of this issue be mailed to you, contact us at [email protected].

Adobe Acrobat may be required to view the PDF. Download for free here.

ACCF Receives Grant From It's the Journey, Inc.

It's the Journey, Inc. Executive Director Kimberly Goff and ACCF Executive Director Angie Wallace
It's the Journey, Inc. Executive Director Kimberly Goff and ACCF Executive Director Angie Wallace

On March 2, 2015, the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation was awarded a grant in the amount of $8,000.00 by It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The grant will help fund our Patient Financial Assistance Program in the Metro Atlanta community. This grant is one of 28 grants awarded by It’s The Journey this year to breast cancer programs across Georgia.

“It is an honor to fund critical breast health organizations’ efforts to bring breast cancer services to women and men in their communities. This year, we will reach nearly 90 counties and fund screening, diagnosis, genetic testing, and supportive services for 16,000 Georgians,” said Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey. “We are proud that our grants remain focused on local needs and impact the lives of Georgians, from basic clinical exams and breast health education to genetic testing and services helping patients navigate their breast cancer diagnosis.”

It’s The Journey, Inc. produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, an annual endurance walk that raises funds for breast health and breast cancer programs in Georgia.  In 12 years, It’s The Journey has raised $11 million and funded 242 breast cancer and breast health programs in the state. For a complete listing of the 2015 grant recipients and descriptions of their programs, visit http://itsthejourney.org/2015-grantees.

The 2015 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer takes place October 3-4. All of the money raised here stays here in Georgia. To register for the 2-Day Walk, visit www.2daywalk.org.

Metal Against Cancer 2015 Makes Some Noise!

Metal Aginst Cancer

The 3rd Annual Metal Against Cancer benefit show on February 28, 2015 was a huge success, raising more than $16,000 for the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) and providing a good time for all! The show took place at the 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta, with many metal fans and ACCF supporters in attendance.

In addition to host band Halcyon Way, who closed the night with a fantastic performance, the show included sets by Überstout, Rigorism, Bishop Lake, Killing Grace, and the Cherry Bombs, who also assisted as volunteers between their stage appearances.

The evening also featured a raffle, with restaurant gift certificates, personal care services, local attraction tickets, and luxury stays at some of Atlanta’s best hotels among the prizes.

Metal Against Cancer was organized by Jon Bodan, who is the guitarist for Halcyon Way. “As a cancer survivor, I saw firsthand how the cost of treatment and the inability to work during that time can affect a family, so I’m very excited to be able to give back a little bit by putting on this event,” said Bodan.

Bodan, who joined the ACCF Board of Directors in 2014, intends to continue Metal Against Cancer as an annual event. Future plans include bringing nationally known acts into the lineup and eventually moving the show to a larger venue.

ACCF thanks all of the bands and performers who donated their time and talents, as well as the sponsors, donors, ticket buyers and amazing volunteers who helped to make the event possible! See pictures of the event on our Facebook page, and be sure to bookmark http://metalagainstcancer.com/ for next year's show!