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Loving Arms Cancer Outreach's Newsletter

Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a great start to the year. Loving Arms Cancer Outreach is excited to see what this new year brings. Dancing With The Stars of Cobb County was such a successful event that we have decided to make it an annual event! We raised almost $40,000 thanks to so many of you and our fabulous dancers, instructors, sponsors and many volunteers. If you know a local star that would like to dance at this year's event, please send us an email. Make sure you put September 26th on your calendar!! 

We would like to announce that Diana Hurst retired from Loving Arms at the end of 2014. While we will greatly miss her generous and thoughtful heart, we are excited for her to go into a new adventure.

Shamichael Traylor has taken on the role of President with proficiency and enthusiasm. The Board and staff have met to plan out the new year. We have narrowed our coverage area for financial support to 7 counties to better serve those in our direct community. The counties we now serve are Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Carroll, Cherokee, Bartow, and Pickens. Wigs, hats, and support group remain available to all cancer patients in Georgia. We have faith that we are going to be an even better support service to our local area.

Get ready for our Masquerade Ball on March 28th. It will be a great night of dinner, dancing, and music. Don't forget your mask! 

Finally, below we have one of our most dedicated volunteers telling how he became a part of Loving Arms. We are so thankful for Dennis and all he does for cancer patients and Loving Arms during the midst of his own cancer journey. THANK YOU, DENNIS!!

Blessings,
Janet Graham
A Personal Testimonial
My name is Dennis, I volunteer at Loving Arms Cancer Outreach. I was first introduced to LACO by Shay when I was going through chemo at the NGOC cancer center in early 2013. Shay invited me to one of their support groups, but being a man I was not interested in something like that at the time. Sometime in May or June Shay asked if wanted to attend the Survivors Day that year, again I was not really interested in attending. At that time she said she would be singing and that made all the difference and I said sure.
 
While at the Survivors Day I recognized one of the patients Pat and introduced my self. At our next chemo we began to talk and became very good friends. A few months after our treatment was over Pat mentioned that LACO was moving to a new office and needed help packing for the move. I had been on an oral chemo for a few months and was feeling better than I had in a long time and thought I could give back for some of the help I had received while going through my different chemo treatments. After showing up at their old office on Plaza way and meeting Angel we packed stuff for the next 2 months. I thought once I had helped them move that would be the end of it, but little did I know the volunteer bug had bitten me and there is no known cure.
 
While helping around the office and having contact with other cancer patients I did not realize I had a life changing event take place. I discovered I had a passion for helping and talking with other cancer patients. I cannot put into words how this makes me feel. I know I get a lot more out of it than I give. The weekly "knitting and quilting" class i.e. support group has been one of the events I look forward to each week. I hope to have a long and rewarding relationship with LACO and this only the beginning.

--Dennis
 
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Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
833 Campbell Hill St.
Ste. 220
Marietta, GA 30060
www.lovingarms.support
 EMAIL: info@lovingarms.support 
P:770-590-5153
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach needs your Coca-Cola bottle caps. If you or your work place drink Coke products, please collect them and mail them to our Marietta address or drop them by and check us out. Thank you.
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Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets!
Come join the fun at our Masquerade Ball
March 28th

UPCOMING EVENTS

Batson-Cook's Clay's for a Cause Telethon:
February 13th

Batson-Cook Clay's for a Cause, Griffin, GA
March 13th

The Masquerade Ball: March 28th

Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

Bake Sale: April 3rd
8AM-2PM
Kennestone Cancer Center Lobby

Kennesaw's Big Shanty Festival: April 18th and 19th
We will be cooking up hot dogs and BBQ to raise funds for Cancer Patients. Come see us behind Eaton Chiropractic.

Bake Sale: June 29th
8AM-2PM
Kennestone Cancer Center Lobby

Dancing with the Stars of Cobb County: September 26th
Lassiter High Theater
 

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS:

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach's
General Support Group meets

Every Tuesday
1-3PM

Great time of fellowship. Light lunch is served. 

Teal Time hosts
The Ovarian Support Group at our office 

3rd Tuesday of the month
7PM

Email us at:

info@lovingarms.support for more information.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Stone Forest Materials, one of our annual supporters, has a FREE Landscape Design Class on February 28th 10-11AM. Use this link to learn more and sign up. Make sure to check out the current Mulch Madness Sale, future classes, and the upcoming nursery opening! Visit: stoneforest.net
If you haven't signed up for Kroger Community Rewards, you can help Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, click HERE for instructions. It's easy and your purchases help LACO without interfering with any of your personal rewards! It's a win-win! 
Don't forget: Loving Arms Cancer Outreach now has an amazing video to help share our story! Click HERE to see the video.  Please share with your friends and colleagues. 
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