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Mission D.A.D. to Host Benefit Golf Tourament

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Mission D.A.D., a Cobb County-based, non-profit status pending diabetic alert dog fund, will host its first annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 22.

Mission D.A.D.'s purpose is to raise awareness of diabetes and the benefit of diabetic alert dogs, and to encourage transparency for individuals living with the disease.

This new breed of service dog is trained to detect glucose changes for individuals within the diabetic population who are unable to recognize the potentially dangerous and life-threatening signs of radical hypoglycemic episodes.

Nearly 20% of people living with type 1 diabetes are affected by these episodes.

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic in Cherokee County

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Tuesday, Oct. 5 is the best day for procrastinators to finally get vaccinated. The Cherokee County Recreation Center (7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) will host a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, courtesy of the Cherokee County Health Department.

The clinic is for people aged six months and older. Shots will be $20; Medicare, Medicaid and State Health Benefit Plan insurance (UnitedHealthcare and Cigna) will be accepted.

As an added bonus, TDaP (which guards against adult whooping cough) and pneumonia vaccines will be provided free to those who qualify.

For more information about the flu shot clinic, call the Cherokee County Health Department at 770-345-7371 or 770-928-0133.

WellStar Ranks in Top 10 of 100 Best Companies

MARIETTA, GA -- The Working Mother 100 Best Companies initiative has selected WellStar Health System as one of the nation's top 10 organizations for 2010.

"WellStar is committed to world-class healthcare while being an exceptional workplace," said David Anderson, executive vice-president of human resources and organizational learning/chief compliance officer for WellStar Health System. "Through competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, innovative work/life programs and our concierge service, we are nationally recognized as an employer of choice. Given that 83% of our workforce is female, we are honored to be a Working Mother top 10 company."

The 100 Best Companies' family programs adeptly help employees in all areas of their lives.