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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.

Acworth Woman Wins $1M on "Celebration"

ACWORTH, GA -- An Acworth woman is breaking out the confetti, the cupcakes and the cash. Julia Kohler, 55, has won a whopping $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Millionaire Celebration.

The lucky lottery winner, who enjoys traveling worldwide, anticipates planning future trips.

"I at least want to go on one trip a year," said Kohler, who volunteers in her community. "I'll eventually get a new car."

Kellogg Creek Market, 3569 Kellogg Creek Road in Acworth, sold the winning ticket. Kohler was at home when she scratched it.

"It didn't look like anything I'd ever seen," she said. "I pulled out three pairs of glasses from my purse, and I kept looking at it."

All of the zeroes she saw were quite a surprise, Kohler admits.

"It still does not seem real," she exclaimed. "I'm very excited about receiving a few more dollars every year."