Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
This Is It! BBQ & Seafood in collaboration with Susan G. Komen and Dr. April L. Speed of DeKalb Medical Hillandale is planning its 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Community Event on October 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. to educate, inform, and empower women to take charge of their breast health.
One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This Is It! BBQ & Seafood joined Komen Atlanta’s cause to encourage more action, increase screening rates, promote the importance of early detection, and help save lives! “We encourage the community to come out for this informative event and open forum,” said This Is It! BBQ & Seafood CEO & Founder, Shelley “Butch” Anthony. “We are proud to support a cause of this magnitude, because it affects so many lives,” said Anthony.
The event is free to the public and will be held at This Is It! BBQ & Seafood, 2853 Panola Road, Lithonia GA 30058. Special thanks to Dr. Portia Grayson of Buckhead Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Atlanta, Beya Salon Studios, and celebrity photographer Derek Blanks for donating a variety of luxurious gifts for randomly selected door prize winners, and to local vocalist, Serenity Rush and the Eldridge Simms Quartet for donating their time and talents.
Dr. Speed will also host a private Patient Appreciation Dinner at This Is It! BBQ & Seafood sponsored by DeKalb Medical Hillandale, Clarient, and Hologic to personally honor more than 65 of her patients with various levels of breast cancer or who are in remission. Dr. Speed is one of the newest additions to the staff at DeKalb Medical Hillandale, and as a breast expert she provides 100 percent breast services to women, men and adolescents. As a National Susan G. Komen Fellow and American Society of Clinical Oncology National Diversity in Oncology Award Recipient she is a highly sought-after speaker, author, consultant, and lecturer on breast health.
About This Is It! BBQ and Seafood:
This Is It! BBQ and Seafood has restaurant locations throughout the metro Atlanta area including and a franchise location in Smyrna, GA. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Fayetteville, GA. This Is It! BBQ & Seafood specializes in home-style southern meals, and serves delicious food such as, barbeque chicken, barbeque ribs, fresh seafood and incredible sides such as macaroni and cheese, collard greens and sweet potato soufflé all complimented with desserts like banana pudding and peach cobbler. For more information, please visit http://www.thisisitbbq.com.
If you would like more information about this topic, contact Tamecia Shaheed at 678-817-7757 or TameciaShaheed(at)thisisitbbq(dot)com.