Blast off with Captain Planet Gala

The Captain Planet Foundation is gearing up for the Southeast’s largest eco-benefit, the 2017 Benefit Gala. Co-chaired by Cara Isdell Lee of Buckhead, Kiki Goshay, and Susan van Liere, the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead on December 8. Each year, the Foundation celebrates today’s environmental champions and the programs that empower heroes of tomorrow.

SalesForce Lights the Night

Atlantan Joe Piazza embodied the American dream: a wife of 30-plus years, three healthy children, and a respected career with Sysco. In 2009, Joe was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and battled terrible side affects for seven years, yet never gave up. Joe Piazza passed away from AML last year. His son, Joey works at Salesforce, with offices on…

Couture for Kids

September 20th will be a special night in Buckhead, an evening when 11 local survivors of childhood brain tumors will walk the runway and shine a light on the deadliest childhood cancer. Hosted by Tootsies, Couture for Kids (formerly Starry Night of Fashion) benefits the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), the world’s largest non-profit solely dedicated…

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

Sweet Support

The Capital Grille Buckhead is proud to sponsor Polo in the Pines, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Polo in the Pines President Tina Fowler introduced The Capital Grille’s Sales and Market Manager Johanna Lozano to the charity during one of her visits to the restaurant. Over time, Tina and Johanna’s ongoing conversations around the work Polo in the Pines…

Heroines Among Us

Most everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. From patients to family members and close friends, the disease has lasting effects on the community as a whole. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every three minutes, and more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not…

Dancing with OUR stars

Atlanta based non-profit, EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, will hold its 7th Annual Celebrity Dance Challenge, the beloved event where local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to compete in all types of dance and raise funds for EDIN. The event takes place Thursday, April 20 at Buckhead Theatre. The Celebrity Dance Challenge is EDIN’s largest event, created to…

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Pies with a Purpose

For me, nothing clears away the winter blahs of February than finally finding the time to seek out local gems that have long been written in my iNotes labeled “must try” or “to find” or “neighbor mentioned.” One of those special places has appeared on my list three times now: a note I made last summer “neighbor said best pies…

Giving and Growing

Northside is dedicated to the enrichment of the communities they serve. Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach.

Swim with the Olympians for CHOA

Swim Across America’s 4th annual Atlanta Open Water Swim will be held at its newest venue at Lake Lanier on Saturday, September 17. A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research through nationwide swimming events, Swim Across America (SAA) unites Olympians, recreational and competitive swimmers, master swimmers, kayakers and dozens of volunteers all committed to raising funds…

Brookhaven’s Champion

Ruth Skogstad is Brookhaven’s number one fan. She and her husband John have lived in Historic Brookhaven for 22 years. Their dog, Diego, is a well-known celebrity in their neighborhood, where Ruth walks with him regularly. She joins the cheery band of walkers, runners and bikers around Capital City Golf Course. “I’m delighted to see everyone out, kids looking for…

For Sick Children, 
Max Brings Hope with Game Givers

Max Rubenstein, 16, is a sophomore at The Galloway School in Buckhead, but meeting him you would never know he was that young. He’s well-spoken and holds himself with the air of someone much wiser than his years. He thinks of others first before himself, and has goals to work in social entrepreneurship after college.

Tenacity and Resourcefulness Make Hope Award Winner

Jeff Wigbels is a long time surfer, triathlete, marathon runner, golfer and skier. He never played football. Yet when he refers to one of the most important persons in his life, he calls Dr. Roy S. Herbst, his “quarterback.” It was this energetic quarterback who led the powerful offense on Jeff’s battle against stage four non-smoker lung cancer, making accurate…

Cancer Survivor Serves As Ambassador

Be our guest at The American Cancer Society's Hope Ball Go to our Web site to enter to win tickets for two the the elegant black tie gala held at the Delta Flight Museum, April 30. You'll join the Lifestyle Publications team at our media sponsor table, enjoy dinner and dancing (wait until you see our publisher's style on the…

Focusing on Children in Need is Her Passion

Buckhead resident Martha O'Neill has a favorite quote: "Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love." Her heart has been in caring for children ever since she began babysitting as a young teen and throughout college. Raised in the small town of Paris, Texas, O'Neill's family…

A Forever Tribute

Article Katherine Watson Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute recently received a generous donation from a gentleman who simply wanted to thank the doctors and nurses who took care of his mother during a recent hospital stay. David Halpern, of Dunwoody, came to Northside in January of last year, after his mother suffered a heart … Continued

Lifelong Friendship Inspires Great Strides for a CF Cure

Brookhaven residents Emily Choate Bridges and Leann Rittenbaum have been best friends since before they can remember. The girls and their families first met in 1987 when a budding friendship between toddlers began in preschool.  After Leann experienced a year of chronic colds and weight loss, her pediatrician, suspecting cystic fibrosis, recommended a diagnostic sweat test at Scottish Rite hospital.…