The Pink Agenda will be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by partying with a purpose at their annual fundraiser.  the pink agendaThe second annual Toast to a Cure will be held at Mason Murer Fine Art on October 16.

The goal of the The Pink Agenda is to raise money, raise awareness and raise hell. And that is exactly what they plan to do at this fun-filled party. The night will include an open bar, great music, delicious food, and a huge silent auction with some amazing prizes.

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and tickets start at $75.

To find out more about The Pink Agenda, check our October feature article on Kiera Palmer, who heads up the Atlanta chapter.


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For Day 10 of 30 Days of Pink, we decided to shake things up and do a recipe from Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine‘s Sandi Edelson. These Magic 10 Cookies contain 10 powerful antioxidant ingredients (marked with an asterisk),  that are effective in maintaining a healthy diet. Antioxidants have been shown to lower certains risks associated with  cancer. They are also delicious!

Magic 10 cookies


*1/3 cup canola Oil
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
*1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
*1 teaspoon ground ginger (or to taste)
*1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
¾ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tablespoons maple syrup or dark corn syrup
*1 cup grated carrots
*1/2 cup dried cranberries
*1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips(can be omitted)
*1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds (toasted at 350 degrees in oven for 10 minutes) Cool and roughly chop into halves.
*1 cup White whole wheat flour (King Arthur brand is non GMO)
*1 ½ cups quick rolled oats


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix first 10 ingredients, beating well. Add syrup and carrots, cranberries, chocolate, nuts and mix well, then stir in flour, then oats.Drop tablespoon sized balls of dough, leaving about 1 ½” between the cookies. Bake about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheets. They will be very soft. Don’t try to transfer them until cool. Store cookies in a covered container, with parchment or waxed paper between the layers to avoid sticking. About 30 cookies.

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Instead of specialty cheese, try pairing your favorite wine with spirits of a different sort. Ghosts of Marietta offers a Spirits and Spirits Tour, combining fine wine and ghost stories for a tasty, spooky gathering. ghostlogoMarietta’s long history holds plenty of frightening tales, from civil war soldiers to mysterious residents of Marietta’s older homes. You will hear about all of them on this tour, which begins at the Marietta Wine Market with a glass of wine and a few ghost stories. Then the tour takes to the streets for a lantern-lit one-hour walking portion. Public tours are available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and private tour dates are available upon request.

Details: (770) 425-1006,

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At six o’clock on a weekday evening, the fast food chains on your drive home may tempt you with their convenience. Christophe’s To Go offers an option that is just as simple and affordable, but much better for you. christophes to go Born and trained in France, Chef Christophe Le Metayer prepares gourmet to-go meals from scratch for pickup in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and a new location in Dunwoody. Every day, he uses fresh, local ingredients in dishes such as Paleo turkey lasagna, spinach and kale quiche, and eggplant parmesan. Whether you order online in advance or just walk into the store, picking up a to-go meal has never been such a tasty, healthy option.


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Dance the night away while supporting an incredible cause! On October 18, LiviRae Lingerie will host the second annual Burlesque for Breasts Under the Big Top at the Westside Cultural Art Center.

In a partnership with Empreinte, LiviRae created this event as a way to raise funds for I Will Survive, Inc. It is their goal to raise awareness about breast cancer while educating women about how a correctly fitting bra can affect your breast health.BFBreasts Event Flt-1 (2)

But while the subject of breast cancer is serious, the ladies of LiviRae hope that through a fun-filled event, women will gain much needed knowledge about their health while still having a great time.

“With this event, we’re bringing everyone together to party with a purpose, raise funds, and spread awareness about breast cancer!” said Molly Hopkins, Owner and Co-founder of LiviRae Lingerie.

This year’s event promises party-goers a ton of excitement with Christy Blair as the Mistress of Ceremonies, an over the top lingerie showcase from Empreinte and LiviRae, and live music.


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As we head into fall, you may find yourself setting aside the sunscreen or otherwise neglecting your skin care routine. But cooler temperatures introduce new variables into your skin’s health, not to mention the health of the products’ ingredients themselves. Make sure you keep your skin healthy year-round with these tips from Elisa Townsend, certified esthetician from Spa Sydell, and Sally Larsen, owner of Sally B’s Skin Yummies.



It seems basic, but cleansing twice a day, every day is a must. Larsen says, “Dirt and debris clog pores and cause your skin to appear dull.” Keep your glow going by cleansing regularly.


Townsend says, “A basic exfoliant will help to remove superficial dead skin cells and will make pores appear smaller.” When you select a scrub, Larsen says, be sure to evaluate your options. “Abrasive scrubs, like those containing apricot pits, can create tiny cuts in the epidermis. Scrubs with plastic beads are gentle on your face but hard on the environment.” Instead of those, she recommends exfoliating with a toner with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA).


Your skin needs year-round protection both from the sun and from harmful ingredients that fill many skin care products. Townsend says, “Use a daily moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF of 25. I recommend choosing one that is free of parabens, fragrances and chemical dyes.” When evaluating a sunscreen’s ingredients – or the ingredients of any skin product – use your resources. Larsen recommends, “Use the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep online database or their free app to identify and avoid toxic chemicals in your personal care products.”

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A facelift without surgery!

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These days, going under the knife is not always necessary to improve the appearance of your skin. Ulthera is a relatively new skin-lifting procedure that uses ultrasound waves to spur collagen growth deep below the epidermis without harming the outer layer of skin. It’s FDA-approved, and a single treatment can improve the skin on the neck, eyebrow and under-chin in patients roughly 35 to 55 years old. Non-invasive surgery means no downtime, but some do experience discomfort during the 45-minute procedure. Immediate results can be seen with one treatment, and full results can take up to six months to appear. To learn more or schedule a consultation, visit

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Walking 30 miles in two days might sound a little crazy to some, but to the devoted champions of It’s The Journey, a local breast cancer support organization, it is the perfect way to raise awareness around breast cancer. atlanta 2 day walk On October 11 through 12 at the Atlanta 2-Day Walk, men and women from across Georgia will walk the 30 miles through downtown Atlanta, all the while raising funds for breast cancer programs based out of Georgia.

Randi Passoff, the founder of It’s The Journey, created the Atlanta 2-Day Walk as a “kinder and gentler breast cancer walk.” Instead of staying in a tent between walking days, the walkers get to stay in a plush hotel to unwind after a long walk. Walkers also have the option to walk the whole 30 miles over the two days, to walk only 20 miles on Saturday or to walk only 10 miles on Sunday.

Since its inception in 2002, It’s The Journey has funded more than 213 grants totaling over $10 million to breast cancer programs across the state.


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Bert Show Big Thank You

Help The Bert Show give our troops that are serving overseas a Big Thank You this holiday season. The radio show’s “Big Thank You” campaign was created as a way for each man and woman who is serving our country overseas to get a handwritten thank you letter on Thanksgiving Day.Bert Show

Since they started the campaign, The Bert Show has been able to collect more than one million handwritten letters for our troops. The campaign’s success has been recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton, and a number of celebrities and large corporations have taken part. The letters come from all over the United States, some even from Spain and Puerto Rico.

The deadline for the letters is October 30, so be sure to send yours to The Bert Show at 780 Johnson Ferry Road, 5th Floor Atlanta, GA 30342 by then. You can also drop your letter off at any of the locations listed on

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Suzette Clements, DPM from Flat Shoals Foot & Ankle Center answers a reader’s question about ingrown toenails.

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Q: What are ingrown toenails, and when should I seek treatment if I think I have them?

A: Ingrown toenails curve and grow into the skin. This can create pain, redness and swelling in the toe. You should seek professional treatment if you have one or more of the following: pain lasting longer than 24 hours, signs of infection such as nausea, vomiting, chills and fever, redness, swelling, drainage or pus at the toe, or if you have a high-risk medical condition such as diabetes, nerve damage or poor circulation.

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