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ATLANTA 2-DAY WALK FOR BREAST CANCER RAISES OVER $780,000 FOR GEORGIA BREAST CANCER PROGRAMS

ATLANTA, October 7, 2013—This past weekend, over 800 walkers, 200 crew and 100 volunteers participated in the 30-mile route through downtown Atlanta for the 11th annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, produced by It’s The Journey, Inc. More than $760,000 was raised through individual donations to support breast cancer programs throughout Georgia. Walkers and volunteers included men and women from 139 cities and towns in Georgia and 16 states.

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 10,000 Georgians are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and Georgia has one of the highest rates in the country of death from breast cancer. Since 2003, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised more than $9 million and awarded 188 grants to breast cancer programs in the state. The only distance walking event solely focused on supporting Georgia breast cancer organizations, participants in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk individually raise funds as part of their experience. “Every dollar raised stays here in Georgia and helps our fellow Georgians – it’s powerful to know that what you’re doing directly helps your neighbors affected by or at risk of breast cancer,” said Kim Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey, producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

“The impact of this one weekend will resonate with every single walker,” added Goff. “For some it was sharing the challenge of walking 30 miles; for others it was for walking in honor of a friend or family member; and for still more it was the incredible spirit of the walkers and volunteers dedicated to doing something to help those affected by breast cancer. And the impact for our grantees – breast cancer organizations here in Georgia – will be felt every day in the year ahead and beyond.” This year’s route explored Downtown, Decatur, Emory, Druid Hills, Georgia Tech and Virginia-Highlands, as well as the Beltline. Walkers enjoyed lunch on the lawn of Agnes Scott College on Saturday and on Sunday, 2-Day Walkers, Crew and volunteers all walked the last ½ mile together over the 17th Street bridge and into Atlantic Station for Closing Ceremonies.

The 12th annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will be held October 11-12, 2014. Registration is now open at www.2daywalk.org and a special early registration discount is available now through this Sunday, October 13, 2013. Registrants for next year can use the discount code “earlybird” at the secure online registration.

About The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer – The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile walking event that raises funds to support organizations working in Georgia’s breast cancer community. Each year, walkers individually raise funds before striding through a 20-mile walk on Saturday and a 10-mile walk on Sunday. Since 2003, the 2-Day Walk has raised more than $9 million and awarded 188 grants to breast cancer organizations in Georgia. These local organizations provide awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, wellness and more to their local communities.

About It’s The Journey, Inc. – It’s The Journey, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization raising funds for selected Georgia-based breast cancer organizations. Known best for its flagship event, The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, the nonprofit focuses on raising funds mean to serve and build our Georgia breast cancer communities. For more information, please visit www.itsthejourney.org.

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THE ATLANTA 2-DAY WALK FOR BREAST CANCER BEGINS ITS 30 MILE, 2 DAY JOURNEY FOR BREAST CANCER PROGRAMS IN GEORGIA

WHEN:            Opening Ceremonies 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Hard Rock Café Closing Ceremonies 12:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Atlantic Station

WHERE:        This year’s event takes walkers through Downtown Atlanta, Decatur, Druid Hills and Emory, including lunch on the lawn at Agnes Scott College. Sunday’s route passes through Georgia Tech and the Virginia Highland community before finishing at Atlantic Station for closing ceremonies at Noon.

WHAT:        800 registered walkers, 200 crew members and over 100 volunteers will participate in the 11th annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, raising more than $800,000 in individual donations for breast cancer programs dedicated to serving Georgia communities. The Atlanta 2-Day Walk is the only walking event in Georgia where all funds raised stay in state and support Georgia-based breast- cancer organizations. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 10,000 Georgians are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

“The impact of this one weekend will resonate with every single walker,” said Kim Goff, executive director of It’s The Journey, producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

“For some it will be sharing the challenge of walking 30 miles, for others it will be the walking in honor of a friend or family member, and for still more it will be the incredible spirit of the walkers and volunteers dedicated to doing something to help those affected by breast cancer.  And the impact on the breast health programs we support in Georgia will be felt every day in the year ahead and beyond.”

Since 2003, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised over $9 million and awarded 188 grants to breast cancer programs in Georgia. “Every single dime raised stays here in Georgia and helps our fellow Georgians – it is powerful to know that what you’re doing directly helps your neighbors affected by or at risk for breast cancer,” added Goff.

About The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer - The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile walking event that raises funds to support breast cancer and breast health programs in Georgia. Each year, walkers individually raise funds before striding through a 20-mile walk on Saturday and a 10-mile walk on Sunday. Since 2003, the 2-Day Walk has raised more than $9 million and awarded 188 grants to breast cancer organizations in Georgia. These local organizations provide screening, education, diagnosis, treatment, counseling and more to their local communities. For more information, please visit www.2daywalk.org.

 About It’s The Journey, Inc. - It’s The Journey, Inc. is a 501(c)3) non-profit organization raising funds for selected Georgia-based breast cancer organizations. The non-profit known best for its flagship event, The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, focuses on raising funds to support Georgia’s breast cancer community. For more information, please visit www.itsthejourney.org.

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Local Georgia Organizations Receive Over $500,000 in Grants from It’s The Journey, Inc., Producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

Atlanta, GA – (March 5, 2013) It’s The Journey, Inc. awarded grants totaling over $500,000 to 19 breast health and breast cancer programs across Georgia. It’s The Journey, producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, provides grants annually for Georgia programs that focus on breast cancer screening, early detection, education, treatment, counseling and support services.

“We are thrilled to continue our decade long history of providing critical funds to breast health organizations in Georgia.  In fact, we expanded our footprint by selecting new grantees in Bartow County and East Georgia,” says Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey. “We wanted to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical exams to hereditary screening and follow-up treatment for breast health. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in Georgia.”

It’s The Journey held its annual grantee reception at Maggiano’s in Buckhead last evening to celebrate the recipients and the vital work they do in their communities. The money distributed to these organizations was raised during the 2012 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer last October.

“PINK at Piedmont”, a longtime It’s The Journey grantee, is a comprehensive wellness program for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  Designed to speed recovery and reduce reoccurrence, PINK is a rolling 12-week exercise, nutrition, and support program offered free-of-charge to Piedmont and non-Piedmont breast cancer patients in the Atlanta area.  “The funds we receive from It’s The Journey allow PINK to offer Cancer Wellness programs and services to any Atlanta area breast cancer patient no matter where they were treated,” says Carolyn Helmer, LCSW, Cancer Wellness manager at Piedmont Cancer Center.  “We are grateful for this grant from It’s The Journey, as are our many clients who benefit from our services.”

Other grant recipients are Athens Nurses Clinic, Athens Regional Foundation, Bartow Health Access, Cancer Support Community – Atlanta, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, DeKalb Medical Foundation, East Georgia Cancer Coalition, Emory University, The Good Samaritan Health Center, Lighthouse Lymphedema Network, Northside Hospital, Northside Hospital and Greater Atlanta Hadassah, Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Hospital – Genetics, St. Joseph’s/Candler – Savannah, St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, and TurningPoint Women’s Healthcare.

For a more detailed listing of grant recipients and a brief description of their programs, visit www.itsthejourney.org.

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, taking place the weekend of October 5 – 6, 2013, coupled with other fundraising efforts by the organization, enables It’s The Journey to support worthy programs across Georgia. To register for the walk, please visit www.2daywalk.org.

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It’s Time to Register to “Do The 2!”

 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer to Hold

Registration and Kickoff March 24

ATLANTA (March 19, 2012) – The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will kick off its 2012 registration season on Sat., March 24, with an Orientation and Training Walk at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta.

The event will include a continental breakfast, walker registration, and an orientation beginning at 8:00 a.m.  A three-mile training walk through Buckhead will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Register at the event and receive $25 off the registration fee for the 2012 2-Day Walk on Oct. 6-7.

This year marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer and It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk, is proud  to celebrate this exciting milestone with the breast cancer community throughout Georgia.

For more information, or to register, please call 404-531-4111, or email info@2daywalk.org.

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 About The 2-Day Walk

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile walk to raise money and awareness for Georgia breast cancer organizations.  In less than ten years, the walk has generated more than $8 million to fund 169 grants, assisting programs in Georgia that help provide awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.  For more information about sponsorship, becoming a walker, or making a donation to the Atlanta2-Day Walk, visit www.2daywalk.org, e-mail info@2daywalk.org or call 404-531-4111.

It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for education, early detection and support services via their 2-Day Walk and other fundraising events throughout the year.

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from It’s The Journey, Inc., Producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

Atlanta, GA – (March 7, 2012) Monday evening, It’s The Journey, Inc. awarded grants totaling over $475,000 to 23 breast cancer organizations across Georgia. It’s The Journey, producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, provides grants annually forGeorgia organizations that focus on breast cancer awareness, education, early detection, treatment and support services.

“We are thrilled to continue our decade long history of granting critical funds to breast health organizations in Georgia.  In fact, we expanded our footprint by selecting new grantees in Savannah, Vidalia, Athens and Northwest Georgia,” says Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey. “We wanted to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical exams to hereditary screening and follow-up treatment for breast health. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in Georgia.”

It’s The Journey  held its annual grantee reception at Maggiano’s in Buckhead to celebrate the recipients and the work they do in their communities. The money distributed to these organizations was raised during the 2011Atlanta2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah stepped to the stage to receive one of the grants from It’s The Journey. The goal of the project, Breast Care for Those in Need, is to decrease breast cancer morbidity and mortality in southeast Georgia through increased access to breast cancer screening, early detection of existing cancers, and prompt treatment for the uninsured and underinsured (underserved). “The funds we receive from It’s The Journey are integral to our ability to serve those in our community who may not receive care otherwise,” says Lora Sapp, Director of Breast Care for Those in Need. “We are incredibly thankful for this grant from It’s The Journey as are our constituents will continue to benefit from our services.”

Also receiving grants are Athens Nurses Clinic, Athens Regional Foundation, Inc., Cancer Support Community – Atlanta, Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc., Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc., DeKalb Medical Foundation, Emory University, The Good Samaritan Health Center, Inc, Grant Park Clinic, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Health System, Meadows Regional Medical Center, Northside Hospital, Northside Hospital Hereditary Cancer Program, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, Inc., Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Hospital – Genetic Testing, Piedmont Hospital – PINK, St. Joseph’s/Candler – Savannah, St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Inc., TurningPoint Women’s Healthcare, Women’s Health Enterprise, Inc., and Young Survival Coalition – Atlanta Affiliate.

For a more detailed listing of grant recipients which includes a brief description of their programs, visit www.itsthejourney.org.

The Atlanta2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, which will take place the weekend of October 6 – 7, 2012, coupled with other fundraising efforts by the organization, enables It’s The Journey to support worthy programs across Georgia. To register for the walk, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

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Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Raises More Than $650,000
for Georgia’s Breast Cancer Organizations

Nearly 700 Walkers Participated in the Ninth Annual Event

 ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2011—Along a beautiful, rolling, 30-mile Atlanta course in perfect fall weather, nearly 700 walkers completed the ninth annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, raising more than $650,000 in individual donations for breast cancer organizations dedicated to serving Georgia communities. Walkers and volunteers at this past weekend’s event included men and women from 137 cities and towns in Georgia and 20 states. The Atlanta 2-Day Walk is the only walking event in Georgia where all funds raised stay in state and support Georgia-based breast-cancer organizations.

“The impact of this one weekend will resonate with every single walker,” said Kim Goff, executive director, It’s The Journey, producers of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. “For some it will be sharing the challenge of walking 30 miles, for others it will be for walking in honor of a friend or family member, and for still more it will be the incredible spirit of the walkers and volunteers dedicated to doing something to help those affected by breast cancer. And the impact for our grantees – breast cancer organizations here in Georgia – will be felt every day in the year ahead and beyond.” This year’s walk took walkers through Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, including lunch on the lawn of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, as well as historic intown neighborhoods and parkways before finishing at Pemberton Place at The World of Coca-Cola.

Since 2003, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised more than $7.5 million and awarded 146 grants to breast cancer organizations in Georgia. The only distance walking event solely focused on supporting Georgia-based breast cancer organizations, participants in the Atlanta 2-Day Walk individually raise funds as part of their experience. “Every single dime raised, stays here in Georgia and helps our fellow Georgians – it’s powerful to know that what you’re doing directly helps your neighbors affected by or at risk of breast cancer,” added Goff. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 10,000 Georgians are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

The tenth anniversary of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will be held Oct. 6-7, 2012. Registration is now open at www.2daywalk.org and a special early registration discount is available now through this Friday, Oct. 1, 2011. Registrants for next year can use the discount code EARLY BIRD at the secure online registration.

About The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile walking event that raises funds to support organizations working in Georgia’s breast cancer community. Each year, walkers individually raise funds before striding through a 20-mile walk on Saturday and a 10-mile walk on Sunday. Since 2003, the 2-Day Walk has raised more than $7.5 million and awarded 146 grants to breast cancer organizations in Georgia. These local organizations provide awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, wellness and more to their local communities.

About It’s The Journey, Inc.

It’s The Journey, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization raising funds for selected Georgia-based breast cancer organizations. Known best for its flagship event, The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, the nonprofit focuses on raising funds mean to serve and build our Georgia breast cancer communities. For more information, please visit www.itsthejourney.org.

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Editor’s Notes

  • High-resolution images from the 2011 event are available
  • Kim Goff, executive director, It’s The Journey is available for interview

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Atlanta’s Jim Ellis Dealerships Launch “Drive 2 Survive”

Jim Ellis Buick GMC Dealers Sponsor Car Giveaway to support It’s The Journey, Inc., Georgia’s Breast Cancer Organization

Drive 2 Survive 2011 GMC Terrain Giveaway to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and support

Drive 2 Survive GMC Terrain

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Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011

Next week will mark the official launch of the Jim Ellis “Drive 2 Survive” GMC Terrain Raffle benefiting It’s The Journey, Inc. This promotion will culminate in the presentation of a “PINK” 2011 GMC Terrain to the winning raffle ticket holder next January. At that time, there will be a presentation of funds raised for It’s The Journey. Jim Ellis Buick GMC Atlanta and Jim Ellis Buick GMC Mall of Georgia, along with Jason Pullman of 94-9 The Bull, have teamed together to support It’s The Journey, Inc., a charitable organization serving Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for education, early detection and support services.

Jim Ellis Buick GMC will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday, April 14, 2011, at its Atlanta dealership to unveil the “Drive 2 Survive” vehicle. Raffle tickets are being sold by It’s The Journey, Inc. at events throughout the year. Links to the raffle can also be found on the sponsors’ websites. Raffle tickets are five dollars or supporters can “Do the 2″ and get five raffle tickets for twenty dollars. Local dignitaries, Jim Ellis managers, Buick GMC representatives and Caffeinated Radio’s Jason Pullman will launch the promotion. (94-9 The Bull’s Jason Pullman is the Jim Ellis Buick GMC spokesperson.)

“I’ve been personally touched by breast cancer experiencing this terrible disease with my wife,” said Chuck Miller, General Manager of Jim Ellis. “Going through that ordeal with her made me frustrated. We’ve all got to do something to fight breast cancer. We need to get the word out and that’s just what the Drive 2 Survive Campaign is designed to do. I can’t win the car, but I bought the first tickets because we want to raise a lot of money!”

The pink 2011 GMC Terrain will be on hand for country concerts with 94-9 The Bull, Jim Ellis Buick GMC promotions, training events for It’s The Journey, Inc. and the 2011 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on September 24 and 25, 2011 in Atlanta.

“It’s The Journey is so grateful for this exciting opportunity to promote awareness and raise funds for Georgia’s breast cancer community,” said Kimberly Goff, new Executive Director for It’s The Journey, Inc., producers of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk. “The Drive 2 Survive promotion will allow us to reach tens of thousands of Georgians, raise funds for Georgia breast cancer organizations and sign up new walkers for The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.”

Listeners can tune into Jason Pullman during Caffeinated Radio (Monday through Friday, 5am until 9am) on 94-9 The Bull to find out where to see the “Drive 2 Survive” 2011 GMC Terrain and can purchase tickets on It’s The Journey’s website (http://www.itsthejourney.org) or online at http://www.949thebull.com, keyword “Ellis”. Raffle ticket sales will end December 31, 2011 and the drawing will be held in January of 2012.

“Jim Ellis Buick GMC Atlanta supports 94-9 The Bull and the Atlanta 2-Day Walk because this worthy cause is something near and dear to our customers and the Jim Ellis Family,” said Mark Frost, General Manager of Jim Ellis Buick GMC Atlanta. “The Drive 2 Survive 2011 GMC Terrain Giveaway is a great platform to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and support. We don’t sell hot pink GMC Terrains, but you could win one!”

To have the pink “Drive 2 Survive” 2011 GMC Terrain come to a local event, contact melissakrinsky@clearchannel.com. Visit http://www.2daywalk.org for official contest rules.

About Jim Ellis Automotive Group
Jim Ellis Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated business with multiple dealerships throughout Atlanta, Marietta, and Buford, Georgia. Jim Ellis has served the Atlanta area for over 40 years providing sales and service of new and used cars including Audi, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Saab, Volkswagen, and Wheego. The Jim Ellis Automotive Group strives to have a positive impact on surrounding communities through active involvement in programs and events. To learn more about Jim Ellis dealerships, browse their new and used car inventory, or find out about other community events that Jim Ellis Automotive is involved in, please visit http://www.jimellis.com.

About The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer
The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is the flagship event of It’s The Journey, Inc. The 30-mile event consists of a 20-mile walk on Saturday and a 10-mile walk on Sunday. Since 2003, the 2-Day Walk has raised over $7.5 million and awarded 146 grants to breast cancer organizations in Georgia. These organizations fund programs in Georgia that help provide awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. In 2011, the 2-Day Walk celebrates its ninth anniversary and will be held September 24-25 in Downtown Atlanta. For more information about sponsorship, becoming a walker, or making a donation to the Atlanta 2-Day Walk, visit http://www.2daywalk.org, e-mail info@2daywalk.org or call 404-531-4111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 404-531-4111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

About It’s The Journey, Inc.
It’s the Journey, Inc., producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that raises funds for Georgia breast cancer organizations via their 2-Day Walk and other fundraising events throughout the year. For more information, please visit http://www.itsthejourney.org.

About 94-9 The Bull and Clear Channel Communications
94-9 The Bull (WUBL-FM) is Atlanta’s Most Country Music Guaranteed, and dedicated to serving the Atlanta metropolitan area with the best in country music such as Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney. More information is available at http://www.949TheBull.com. WUBL-FM is owned by Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a global media and entertainment company specializing in “gone from home” entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company’s businesses include radio, television and outdoor displays. More information is available at http://www.clearchannel.com.

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from Georgia’s Breast Cancer Foundation

It’s The Journey, Inc., the producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Announces Recipients of its 2011 Grants

Atlanta, GA – (March 8, 2011) Last night, It’s The Journey, Inc. awarded grants to 19 breast cancer organizations across Georgia. It’s The Journey, Inc., producers of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, provides grants annually for Georgia organizations that focus on breast cancer education, early detection, awareness and support services, as well as the unmet needs in Georgia’s breast cancer community.

“Even in these tough economic times, the board of directors was able to grant essential funding for many local organizations,” says Kim Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey, Inc. “We wanted to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical exams to hereditary screening and follow-up treatment for breast care. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in our community.”

It’s The Journey, Inc. held their annual grantee reception at Maggiano’s in Buckhead last night to celebrate the recipients and the work they do in their communities. The money distributed to these organizations originated from proceeds of the 2010 Atlanta Walk for Breast Cancer.

Women’s Health Enterprise in Atlanta stepped to the stage last night to receive one of the grants from It’s The Journey, Inc. With a vision to care for all ages, Nurse Practitioner Dorothy K. Gallaway started Women’s Health Enterprise in 1995. Today, the clinic, with a staff of nine, treats their extended patient family with excellent care, even going along with the patient without family support to doctor appointments and staying with them during tests, biopsies, and surgeries.

“We are so appreciative of the funding we receive from It’s The Journey, Inc.,” Gallaway says. “The grant fills in the gap when hospitals and other partnerships are unable to serve a client in need.”

In the waiting area, colorful pushpins in a wall map of the world represent the more than 20 countries that are homelands to patients that have been served by Women’s Health Enterprise since its beginning just over 15 years ago.

Also receiving a grant was the Cancer Navigator’s Breast Health Navigation Program in Rome, Georgia. This program will provide patient navigation services including Nurse Navigation, Service Navigations and Education Navigation to more than 90% of all patients diagnosed with breast cancer in Floyd, Chattooga and Polk counties. The program utilizes a specially-trained team that includes one full-time Breast Health Nurse Navigator and two Social Services Navigators. The program will offer to breast cancer patients both a single, consistent point of contact for all clinical questions and a resource to help meet other needs brought on by their illness.

Other organizations receiving grants include those who provide treatment to underserved communities, educate patients on early detection practices, offer multi-language treatment options and much more. For a complete listing of grant recipients and a brief description of their program, visit www.itsthejourney.org.

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, which will take place on the weekend of September 24 – 25, 2011, coupled with other fundraising efforts by the foundation, enables It’s The Journey, Inc. to support worthy programs across Georgia. To register for the walk, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

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Georgia Community Development Pro Named Executive Director for It’s The Journey, Inc.

ATLANTA (March 7, 2011) — Kimberly Goff will be adding pink to the spectrum of colors she has collected as a community and economic development leader for nearly 20 years. She has accepted a new challenge from the Board of Directors of It’s The Journey, Inc. as the Executive Director of Georgia’s foremost breast cancer community support organization.

Having managed successful Red and Green Carpet economic development tours for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, pre-Olympic training programs for athletes from 106 countries representing all the continents of the five-color Olympic rings, and even finding a home in Georgia for the 90’s sports phenoms, The Silver Bullets women’s professional baseball team, Goff’s new Journey began on March 1.

“We feel extremely fortunate to be able to attract an executive of Kim’s stature and career portfolio,” said It’s The Journey Board Chairman Laurel Sybilrud. “Her extensive experience in philanthropic work and community development programming are skills which will be crucial to our growth in supporting breast cancer organizations across Georgia.”

It’s The Journey, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for education, early detection and support services. The organization is also the producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer (“Do The 2”) which will step off on September 24 – 25, 2011for the ninth straight year providing a total of 146 grants for Georgia breast cancer organizations. The event has raised more than $7.6 million since its inception in 2001.

“I couldn’t be more determined, motivated and excited about any opportunity than I am with meeting the goals of It’s The Journey, Inc.’s mission. Every step I take will be alongside the thousands of workers, volunteers and corporate sponsors whose commitment has been and remains dedicated to strengthening Georgia’s breast cancer community,” Goff said. “I will ensure that both The Atlanta 2-day Walk and our on-going work throughout the year are meaningful and maximized for everyone involved.”

Through the years, Goff has served as Director of the Georgia Sports Alliance and the Georgia Olympic Training Alliance while at The Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (now Georgia Department of Economic Development) and as Senior Vice President for Economic Development for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. She was the founding Executive Director of Hands On Georgia, coordinating volunteer efforts in all 159 Georgia counties and was, most recently, a consultant to the Chason Group for executive searches and strategic planning.

Goff holds an A.B.J. in marketing from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. in international business from Georgia State University.

 For more information about It’s The Journey, Inc. events, registration information for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk or information on how to volunteer, visit www.itsthejourney.org or call 404.531.4111.

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More than 320 Pairs of Feet Prepare to Fight Breast Cancer

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Holds Kick-Off 2010

 ATLANTA, Ga. (March 29, 2010) — It’s the Journey, Inc., Atlanta’s premier breast cancer non-profit organization and producer of The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, welcomed more than 160 previous supporters and new registrants at this year’s annual Kick-Off, all preparing for The Atlanta 2-Day Walk being held this October 2nd and 3rd in downtown Atlanta. The Kick-Off officially launches the 2010 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

“The Kick-Off is our first rally of walkers for The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. It brings to life everyone’s energy and enthusiasm and gets our feet and our hearts ready for the big weekend in October,” said Robin Cohen, Executive Director of It’s the Journey, Inc. “To see walkers, sponsors and volunteers re-ignite their passion for increasing breast cancer awareness and support is truly inspiring. Every step walked in preparation for the 2-Day enhances the excitement and support generated by walkers and community sponsors that specifically benefits individuals living in Atlanta who are dealing with breast cancer.”

More than 160 walkers registered for The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer throughout the day, which kicked off at 8:00 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy-Buckhead. Kick-Off attendees were provided an orientation about the 2010 Walk, highlighting details of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk and how It’s The Journey is helping walkers reach their personal fundraising goals. Ike from Ikemacs hosted a warm-up exercise for the three-mile training walk, and the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders energized attendees by leading the training walk, signing autographs and showing attendees how they can continue to be involved and help support walkers’ personal fundraising goals. Last year, various walker groups were able to raise nearly $10,000 using Falcons fundraising initiatives. Maggiano’s Little Italy-Buckhead, a long-time supporter of The Atlanta Two-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, continued its support and provided breakfast during registration. Cappuccino Now also supplied coffee treats to walkers and the Pink Ribbon Link was on-site for participants to purchase their Pink Ribbon needs and walker supplies.

Participants in The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer raise awareness, critical funds and support for Atlanta’s breast cancer community by walking 30 miles through downtown Atlanta over two days: 20 miles on the first day and 10 miles on the second day. Proceeds from the Atlanta 2-Day Walk go to strengthening Atlanta’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local Atlanta organizations that focus on breast cancer education, detection, awareness and support services, as well as assisting the unmet needs of Atlanta’s breast cancer community.

The 2010 2-Day walk will be held on October 2 and 3. For information and to register for The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, or to donate to a walker, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

About the Atlanta 2-Day Walk

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is Atlanta’s premier breast cancer community event, granting more than 70 percent of all money raised to Atlanta-based breast cancer support, financial assistance and awareness programs. All money raised stays in the Atlanta-metro area. Since 2003, The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised $6.6 million, supporting 127 Atlanta-area breast cancer organizations. Visit http://www.2DayWalk.org or call 404.531.4111, for more information or to volunteer.  

 About It’s The Journey

It’s The Journey, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening Atlanta’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local Atlanta organizations that focus on breast cancer education, early detection, awareness and support services, as well as the unmet needs in the breast cancer community. Visit www.2DayWalk.org or call 404.531.4111, for more information.

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It’s the Journey Grants $770,000 to Atlanta-Area Breast Cancer Organizations

ATLANTA (March 1, 2010) —It’s the Journey, Atlanta’s premier breast cancer non-profit organization and producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, granted $770,000 to 20 Atlanta-area breast cancer organizations at its 7th Annual Grant Party on March 1. The money, raised through the 2009 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, by walkers, sponsors, and donors, brings total funds distributed by It’s the Journey to $6.6 million since 2003.

It’s the Journey exists to support the organizations that serve Atlanta’s breast cancer community,” said Robin Cohen, Executive Director of It’s the Journey, Inc. “The walkers, volunteers, sponsors and the entire Atlanta community have given a significant amount of their time and energy to assist our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends living with breast cancer. Tonight’s event is about celebrating those individuals and their tireless efforts in support Atlanta’s breast cancer community.”

It’s the Journey presented checks to area hospitals, organizations and health centers that focus on breast cancer education, research, early detection, awareness and support services. Grantees include the American Cancer Society, Breast Friends, Inc., Cancer Navigators, Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Center for Pan Asian Community Service, DeKalb Medical Foundation, Floyd Healthcare Foundation, Georgia Cancer Foundation, Northside Hospital: Hereditary Cancer Program, Piedmont Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Turning Point Women’s Healthcare, and the Young Survivors Coalition: Greater Metro Atlanta Area.

“Cancer ravages more than a person’s health. It often has a devastating effect on finances, crippling a family’s ability to meet financial obligations,” said Sandy Ray with the American Cancer Society. “Thanks to a grant from It’s the Journey, Inc., the American Cancer Society is able to help breast cancer patients in the Atlanta area who are facing eviction, are behind in their mortgage payments or are unable to pay their utility bills due to the overwhelming costs associated with fighting and treating cancer.”

During the 2009 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, participants walked 30 miles through downtown Atlanta, raising more than $1.1 million. The participants walked alongside breast cancer survivors in support of friends, relatives and loved ones suffering from this debilitating disease. The 2010 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will be held on October 2 and 3. For information on registering, or donating to a walker, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

About the Atlanta 2-Day Walk

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is Atlanta’s premier breast cancer community event, granting more than 70 percent of all money raised to Atlanta-based breast cancer support, research, financial assistance and awareness programs. All money raised stays in the Atlanta-metro area. Since 2003, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised $6.6 million, supporting 127 Atlanta-area breast cancer organizations. Visit http://www.2DayWalk.org or call 404.531.4111, for more information or to volunteer.

 

About It’s The Journey

It’s The Journey, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening Atlanta’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local Atlanta organizations that focus on breast cancer education, research, early detection, awareness and support services, as well as the unmet needs in the breast cancer community. Visit www.2DayWalk.org or call 404.531.4111, for more information.

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