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Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology

Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology Held at Skidaway Island State Park Benefiting Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology lead a skin cancer awareness excursion — “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” — at Skidaway Island State Park.

Howington and her staff led a short hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. The hike was originally planned to span 3-miles, but was shortened due to inclement weather issues.

Melanoma Take a Hike Skin Cancer Expedition with Low Country Dermatology

Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology and her staff lead a three-mile hike for skin cancer awareness at Skidaway Island State Park, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma. Pictured: Left to right front row: Sherri Spellman; Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology; Skylar Lanier; Sherry Williams; Cecilia Russo Turner; and Elizabeth Brennan; Low Country Dermatology Physician Assistant. Left to right back row: John Spellman; Elise Spellman; Kelli Hartley, Low Country Dermatology office manager; Roz Hager; Megan Haubein; Heather Haubein; Bobby Haubein and Josh Hodnett.

National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, is celebrated in May to raise awareness of the risk of skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection.

“For those of us who live along the southern coastline, staying out of the sun is often not practical or desirable,” Howington said. “It’s important for everyone to learn some simple but essential ways to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays before they and their family head off to enjoy the great outdoors.”

Howington is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She and her staff gave participants SPF30 sunscreen, which has been shown to prevent the onset of some types of skin cancer.

Proceeds from the event are benefiting the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah. More information for Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology can be found at http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology to be Held at Skidaway Island State Park on May 21

Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology to be Held at Skidaway Island State Park on May 21
Three-Mile Hike to Benefit Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute

In recognition of Melanoma Awareness Month, Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology will lead a skin cancer awareness excursion — “Melanoma, Take a Hike!” — on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Skidaway Island State Park.

Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology

Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology

Howington and her staff will lead a three-mile hike along the park’s scenic trails, sharing facts and prevention techniques for melanoma and taking questions. Water, sunscreen and some light refreshments will be provided.

National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month, designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, is celebrated in May to raise awareness of the risk of skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection.

“For those of us who live along the southern coastline, staying out of the sun is often not practical or desirable,” Howington said. “It’s important for everyone to learn some simple but essential ways to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays before they and their family head off to enjoy the great outdoors.”

Howington is a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She and her staff will give participants SPF30 sunscreen, which has been shown to prevent the onset of skin cancer by a whopping 80 percent.

They also will share “did you know” facts during the hike, such as:

• Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

• The American Cancer Society estimates that 87,110 new melanomas will be diagnosed this year alone and will result in 10,000 deaths.

• Rates for melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years, and melanoma accounts for nearly half of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.

• Although clouds block some of the sun’s skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation, as much as 80 percent still reaches the Earth’s surface.

• Anyone can develop melanoma. Skin cancer rates are lower for African Americans and Latinos than other groups, but their survival outcomes are poorer, partially because more aggressive skin cancers strike them disproportionately.

• Indications of potential skin cancer include moles or growths that are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, exhibit changes in color, have a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser or have evolved in size or thickness. Self-examine your skin; when caught early, melanoma is highly curable.

Tickets for the event are $35, which includes the parking fee for the park. Proceeds will benefit the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah. Participants are asked to meet the group at Picnic Area-A after entering the park.

Tickets and more information for Melanoma, Take a Hike! Skin Cancer Awareness Excursion with Low Country Dermatology can be found at http://lcderm.com/melanoma-take-hike/

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

4th Annual Movement in the Park on Sunday, May 21

Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah
Present Movement in the Park
Zumba, Walk, Run, Dance! It doesn’t matter how you move … just move!

Join the fourth annual “Movement in the Park,” a health and wellness fair for all ages on Sunday, May 21, 2 – 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park.

Participants may take part in the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run), Zumba, line dancing, activities for kids, health screenings, vendors, refreshments, fun and more.

movement in the park sponsor, Dawn Baker

Dawn Baker
Author and News Anchor

Sponsored by news anchor and author Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, the health and wellness fair benefits Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy, which provides life-changing programs, activities and experiences for young women to help them become more successful in their personal and professional lives. The leadership academy is open to high school sophomores and juniors in Chatham, Bryan and Liberty Counties. A suggested donation for “Movement in the Park Health and Wellness Fair” is $10 for adults and $1 for students. For questions or additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or (912) 721-7388. You may also email us at: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Contact: Lula L. Baker, Public Relations Manager
Phone: 912-232-6048 or (912) 721-7388
Email: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com

Enmarket Donates $5,000 to Savannah Area Nonprofit Organizations Through 2016 Encourage Health Series

Enmarket Donates $5,000 to Savannah Area Nonprofit Organizations Through 2016 Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) During its 2016 Encourage Health Educational Series, enmarket has donated $5,000 to four area nonprofit organizations: The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc.

In conjunction with Healthy Savannah and other sponsors, the fuel and convenience store chain presented $1,000 grants during each lecture.

“We are committed to helping Savannah become a healthier community, and the Encourage Health Series is specifically geared to help show all of us how live healthier lives,” said Matt Clements, enmarket’s director of marketing. ”This is a win-win for all of us – those nonprofit organizations receiving the grant money and the audience members who enjoy learning about new ways to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The company was founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations, then rebranded as “Enmark” in 1983 and most recently as “enmarket” in 2015 to reflect fresh and healthy food options.

To further its commitment to helping people live healthier lives, enmarket established the Encourage Health Series and in conjunction with other local sponsors, has presented a series of four lectures throughout the year for the past three years, calling on respected experts to share insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living.

The 2016 program was co-sponsored by GulfstreamSandfly Family DentalHealthy SavannahSavannah Morning NewsSavannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

In April, The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America was selected to be awarded the first of the 2016 series’ $1,000 grants. This nonprofit organization combines educational activities with value-driven projects in order to mold young men and encourage them to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their future. The event featured a presentation by Kevin Klinkenberg, “Going Old School: Walk Your Way to Better Health,” encouraging attendees to make walking a part of their everyday lives.

In June, a $1,000 grant was presented to Urban Hope, which helps inner city children create better lives for themselves. Ellen Blossman’s presentation, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals,” addressed the role of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and help prevent cancer and their relation to overall health.

At the third event in August, the $1,000 Encourage Health grant went to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization that works to protect trees in Savannah and Chatham County. The lecture featured Denise Grabowski presenting “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life.” Grabowski said most people spend time indoors and explained how buildings can affect overall physical, mental and social wellbeing.

In October, the final lecture in the series benefitted the Savannah AMBUCS with a $1,000 grant and featured a presentation by Bauer Coslick: “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices.” Coslick is the owner of Vitality: Acupuncture +Integrative medicine. AMBUCS is an organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to people with disabilities, primarily through donating their Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to those in need.

AMBUCS also received a $1,000 grand prize for collecting the greatest number of votes from fans of the four nonprofits. At the beginning of the series, each organization received a QR code to be scanned at any of the 61 area enmarket stores. No purchases were necessary, but supporters had to go into a store to vote.

All of the 2016 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series lunchtime programs were held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Information about the 2017 program, including speakers, recipients and lecture dates, will be announced in early 2017.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Matt Clements, enmarket; Kevin Sheehan, AMBUCS; Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah

 

Enmarket Encourage Health Check Presentation to Boy Scouts

 

Enmarket presents Savannah Tree Foundation 1000 check at Encourage Health Series

 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
The series features four presentations from experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501©3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Studio on Whitemarsh Island

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Studio on Whitemarsh Island

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance (GGSOD, LLC/TNT) will host a grand opening celebration for its new studio on Wednesday, November 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m.

During the event, there will be a raffle benefiting Healthy Savannah. Donations will also be collected.

Located at 1007 Bryan Woods Loop on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80, the new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students.

“We are looking forward to this event to show how proud we are of our new studio’s spacious design which will allow us to share the art of dance with more students in Savannah,” said co-owner Travis Dodd. “Encouraging health and wellness was always one of our missions at Gretchen Greene School of Dance, so being able to help Healthy Savannah through our grand opening celebration is a win-win.”

When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and opened her first studio in 1969. Now almost 50 years later, she is joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.

Gretchen, Trina and Travis will all cut the ribbon on the new facility.

Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours will be available for guests along with refreshments and a prize giveaway.

“We were honored to work on this project because we know it will positively touch so many lives in our community,” said Kim Thomas, director of operations at Dewitt Tilton Group. “What makes the new dance studio stand out is not only the flow and function of the building but the curb appeal. The new facility features a fully covered, two-lane drop-off and pick-up station for the dance students.”

“The team at Dewitt Tilton Group has been great with solving problems during the design build,” added Dodd. ”They helped us with real estate and closing issues, enabling the process to go smoothly and efficiently.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration are free and open to the public. For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

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MORE INFORMATION ON GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and promptly opened her first studio. The doors have been open ever since. She is now joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.
The location of the new studio is at 1007 on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80.
For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have more than 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry.
The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities that guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Trina Dodd
Gretchen Greene School of Dance
912-897-4235
trina@ggsod.com
http://www.ggsod.com

Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

Participants can sign up for early registration online at http://ldssga.org/register. Registration will also be accepted the day of the event. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. In addition to participating in the walk, registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

“The walk takes place in October as our way of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “The goals of this annual event are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.”

Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit http://www.ldssga.org

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Buddy Walk Bogardus Family

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Savannah Yoga Center Hosts Creation and Expression: The Heart and Soul of Your Unique Offering with Jessica Boylston Fagonde & Kelley Boyd

Savannah Yoga Center Hosts Creation and Expression: The Heart and Soul of Your Unique Offering with Jessica Boylston Fagonde & Kelley Boyd

SAVANNAH – August 21-23, 2015. Join Jessica Boylston-Fagonde & Kelley J. Boyd—with their combined 20 years of serving the yoga community—for this intensive weekend yoga workshop. The workshop is open to the public and is also a part of SYC’s 300-hour advanced teacher training. Students who want to deepen their understanding of yoga practice and philosophy will learn how to apply these new tools to their world on and off the mat with authenticity and clarity.

“We all have something unique to offer. Each time we step on the mat, we’re in the practice of setting our intention and being creators of our reality. We take those experiences as an expression in our daily lives,” Jessica Boylston Fagonde says about this 4-part workshop. The weekend offerings include the following yoga workshops: Part 1—Stir the Soul, Part 2—Align with Your Heart, Part 3—Your Authentic Expression On & Off the Mat, and Part 4—Your Voice in the World.

“Together we will explore the resonance of your own wisdom to create and bring your unique offering into your community,” says Kelley Boyd, SYC’s owner. “We’ll investigate the breadth and depth of who you are as a teacher to nourish the articulation and identity of your offering.”

Part 1, Friday, August 21, 6-9 pm is open to the public, $50. In order to participate in the 3 remaining sessions, you must sign up for the entire weekend, $190 / Early bird until August 10, $175. All sessions will take place at Savannah Yoga Center, 1319 Bull St. Register online at savannahyoga.com or call 912-232-2994.

About Savannah Yoga Center: Located at 1319 Bull Street, 3 blocks south of Historic Forsyth Park between Henry and Anderson Streets. Serving Savannah for the past 12+ years and voted Savannah’s BEST yoga center for the past 7 years!

Mission Statement: Born out of a love for service and transformation, Savannah Yoga Center has served as a community-oriented, welcoming yoga center and boutique for more than 12+ years.  Our diverse schedule of more than 75 yoga classes each week offers laughter, lightheartedness and adventure as well as education for yoga students of all levels in the rich heritage of yoga. Our knowledgeable teachers share their love of yoga to both physically and spiritually enhance the growth and transformation of beginners as well as more advanced students. Learn more at savannahyoga.com.