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DeKalb Medical Receives Grant from It's the Journey

March 19, 2012

Atlanta, GA -- DeKalb Medical has been awarded a grant in the amount of $35,000 by It’s The Journey, Inc., producers of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The grant will fund breast cancer screening and diagnosis in the in the Metro Atlanta community. This grant is one of 23 that It’s The Journey awarded this year to organizations throughout Georgia. “Even in these tough economic times, the board of directors has been able to grant funding for many Georgia organizations,” says Kim Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey, Inc. “We want 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 Georgia communities.”

Its the Jounrey March 2012 35k Grant

PHOTO CAPTION: Glenn Martin, Chairman of the Board of It's The Journey (left) and Laurel Sybilrud,Grants Chairperson, It's The Journey (right) present $35,000 check to Janet Rizan, RN, (center) of DeKalb Medical

It’s The Journey, Inc. recently held its annual grantee reception at Maggiano’s in Buckhead to celebrate the recipients and the work they do in their communities throughout Georgia. Grants were awarded to 23 organizations across the state. These organizations include those who provide treatment to underserved communities, educate patients on early detection practices and offer multi-language treatment options. For a complete listing of grant recipients and a brief description of their programs, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

The 10th Anniversary Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will take place October 6 and 7 of this year. All of the money raised here stays here in Georgia. To register for the walk, visit www.2DayWalk.org.

About DeKalb Medical

With more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties, DeKalb Medical combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnose and treat our patients. A leader in cancer, heart attack treatment and orthopedics, the DeKalb Medical system has been growing with metro-Atlanta’s medical needs for 50 years.

The 627-bed not-for-profit health system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds) and the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group. Committed to pushing beyond to excel in patient satisfaction and service, our quality is reflected in many clinical excellence awards throughout our three-hospital system including recently ranking in the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by HealthGrades® (2011).

About The 2-Day Walk

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile, 2-Day Walk to raise money and awareness for Georgia breast cancer organizations. In less than ten years, the 2-Day Walk has generated more than $8 million to fund 169 grants, assisting programs in Georgia that help provide breast cancer awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. For more information about sponsorship, becoming a walker, or making a donation to the Atlanta 2-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 its 2-Day Walk and other fundraising events throughout the year.

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