Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take Talks WALK TO END LUPUS NOW April 21st

Apr 14, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Steve Evans, President and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America - Georgia Chapter. He shares that  Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects 55,000 Georgians, mostly women aged 18 - 45.  He goes on to explain that the disease can impact anyone at any age including men and even teenagers.  Like most disease's LUPUS impacts communities of color disproportionally.  Evans shares that over 55,000 Georgians are impacted by the disease.

Coming up Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Stephanie Jackson, Education Specialist with LifeLink Foundation about the need for organ donors. Ms. Jackson explains that LifeLink assists the more than 5,000 citizens in our state in need of organ, tissue or eye transplants.  She tells us that an organ donor can assist 8 people with life. Tissue and eye donors can assist up to 75 people to make their lives better. 

This week on The Local Take I spoke with Becky Raffalovich with Atlanta's Dogwood Festival about the Annual High School Art Exhibition. The 82nd Annual Dogwood Festival is taking place April 13 - 15 at Piedmont Park.  The festival will begin at 12noon on Friday, April 13 and run through  Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. WCLK will be broadcasting live from the festival on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15, so come by our tent and say hello.

Saturday, March 31 on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I spoke with Sharon Ricks, Regional Health Administrator with the Department of Health and Human Services. Their upcoming conference Stay Strong Stay Connected supports families impacted by incarceration. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Chef Ashley Keyes of C. H. O. I. C. E. S. (Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully). Chef Ashley explains how the organization grew out of an informal club started by her parents and the parents of a few friends to assist the teens as they approached and defined their relationship with food. 

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