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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Color in Motion 5k Coming to Atlanta and Partnering with Atlanta RonaldMcDonald House Charities @AtlantaRMHC @ARMHC

The Color in Motion 5k will be reeling through Atlanta to throw a crazy colorful 5k race the morning of November 16, 2013. Registration is open. 

Runners in this kaleidoscopic event will run, jog, waltz, and sashay their way through A-Town. Starting in white (be it a tee shirt and shorts, football jerseys, or ball gowns), participants gradually transform into a moving Technicolor blur as they get color blasted at stations located at every kilometer mark of the run. The race is not timed or limited to just athletes—everyone of every age and level of fitness is invited to be active, social, and have a great time painting the town. 

At the end of the race, participants can attend the “Color Bash” post-race party with music, dancing, and one last color blast. 

Color in Motion 5k is not an event limited to the Atlanta area, it’s happening all over the country, and at every location it teams up with a local charity to raise both funds and awareness. For the race in the Big Peach, Color in Motion 5k is working with Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Color in Motion 5k looks forward to color blasting Atlanta while supporting the nearly 2,000 families who will call one of Atlanta’s two Houses home this year. 

About the Color in Motion 5k:
The Color in Motion 5k is exactly that... It is your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! Participants show up wearing white and are showered in completely safe vibrant color powder, much like what is used at the Holi Festival of Colors at checkpoints throughout the race. At the finish line, the Color Bash bursts with color, music, and cheers. For more information, go to or follow us on Facebook. 

About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities:
ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a home away from home to more than 42,000 families since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979. For more information about ARMHC, please visit or call (404) 315-1133.
Hannah, Color in Motion 5k, 208-538-9502, 

For the month of September, registrants who sign up for the race using the code
ARMHC30 will receive 30% off their registration fee!

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Samantha Morgan Spotlight @ARMHC

Four-year-old Samantha Morgan made it through her third day of radiation like a pro. Her reward? A brand new Ninja Turtle stuffed animal. This brave girl was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor on June 19, immediately turning her family’s world upside down. Wilms’ Tumor is a rare kidney cancer that affects mostly young children. Not long after her diagnosis, Sam underwent surgery to remove the tumor and her left kidney. She now receives radiation at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, where she will need a total of 14 radiation treatments followed by 33 weeks of chemotherapy.

Sam’s parents Marie and Craig weren’t sure what to expect when they first arrived in Atlanta for Sam’s treatment, but they quickly found comfort at the Ronald McDonald House. “The first week we were here, I was able to meet a lot of mothers and their kids,” Marie describes. “It was really nice to get out of our room and be around everyone in the House.” Marie and Craig work in their hometown of Macon, Georgia, so they plan to alternate days with Sam in Atlanta. "We haven’t even caught our breath since her diagnosis,” says Craig. “It just all happened so fast.” Sam has an older sister, Cheyenne, who just started kindergarten and stays at home. Marie explains, “Cheyenne will say ‘I don’t have a friend at home anymore.’ But they look forward to seeing each other on face-time, and on the weekends that Sam is home.”

The Morgans know that they have a long road ahead of them, but knowing that they have a comfortable and safe place to rest at night relieves a great deal of stress. Sam has made friends with other children staying at the House, and enjoys playing games and doing arts and crafts. “This is a convenient place for us to stay and be together,” Craig says. When asked what they would do if they weren’t staying at the House, Craig explains, “I just don’t know…”

Visit the 2013 Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Bloggers website to learn more about ARMHC here:

Friday, August 30, 2013

KIPP Through College National College Fair

KIPP Through College National College Fair

September 7, 2013

4:00pm – 6:00pm

All high school Juniors and Seniors are invited!

This event is open to the public.

Over 160 colleges and universities!

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School

1952 Calloway Drive, N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30314

Questions? Call Corey Sheffield @404-694-0201

Over 160 schools attending; some schools expected: North Carolina A & T, Emory, Stanford, Furman, Howard, Yale, Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, Syracuse, Harvard, 
West Georgia, Georgia State, Spelman, Morehouse, Davidson, UNC Chapel Hill, Tuskegee, Georgia Southern, University of Miami, Agnes Scott, Rice, UGA, and many, many more!

Complete List of Schools:
Agnes Scott College
Andrew College
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
American University
Appalachian State University
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Assumption College
Auburn University
Babson College
Bard College at Simons rock
Bates College
Berry College
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College
Brenau University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon
Centre College
Champlain College
Charleston Southern University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Columbus State University
Cornell University
Davidson College
Denison University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Duke University
Earlham College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Emory and Henry College
Fairfield University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Fisk University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Franklin and Marshall
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgia College and State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Perimeter College
Georgia Regents University
Georgia State University
Georgetown College
George Washington University
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Howard University
Ithaca College
Johnson C Smith University
Kalamazoo College
Kennesaw State University
Kenyon College
Kentucky Wesleyan College
King College
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Louisiana State University
Macalaster College
McGill University
Meredith College
Miami University
Middlebury College
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
Muhlenberg College
North Carolina A &T
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio University
Penn State University
Piedmont College
Pomona College
Prairie View A & M University
Providence College
Radford University
Randolph-Macon College
Reinhardt University
Regis College
Renssealer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rollins College
Rice University
Saint louis University
Saint Marys College-Notre Dame
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
Skidmore College
South Carolina State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Polytechnic State University
Smith College
Spelman College
St. Andrews University
St. Johns University
Stanford University
SUNY Cortland
Sweet Briar college
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
The College of Costal Georgia
The College of Wooster
The Ohio State University
The University of Vermont
Trinity University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
Union College
University of Alabama
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of Chicago
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of Tampa
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
UNC Asheville
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Voorhees College
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University
Wesleyan University
Winthrop University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Williams College
Yale University
Young Harris College

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Maroon Tiger Fans! How About Some Football, Free Food and Music?

Maroon Tiger Fans! How About Some Football, Free Food and Music?

Morehouse football fans that are hungry for some action can witness the last dress rehearsal of the 2013 season, when the Maroon Tigers stage their final scrimmage of summer camp.

The intra-squad game will take place Saturday, at 12:30 p.m., at B.T. Harvey Stadium and is free and open to the public.

It will be held in conjunction with a free food giveaway and live music, sponsored by radio station HOT 107.9 and the Positive American Youth group, from 12 – 3 p.m. 

More than 300 fans showed up for Friday’s scrimmage. The crowd of mostly parents and freshmen saw an exciting football show and listened to the House of Funk Marching Band. 

Go Tigers!