Suwanee man named head of nonprofit group for children

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Shelley Mann at 770-963-9205 ext. 1305 or shelley.mann@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Suwanee resident George Juzdan was recently named chairman of the board of directors of the Georgia chapter of the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.

Juzdan has been an active member of the property casualty insurance industry for 29 years, most recently as senior vice president for Wasau Insurance Company in Alpharetta.

The Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation brings together experts from the worlds of children's health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that help children and families cope with the social, emotional and medical aspects of living with a chronic or serious illness.

To learn more about the foundation, visit www.starlight-atlanta.org or call 404-982-0508.

Gala will benefit football program

Mill Creek High School will host its 2006 Gala and Casino Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chateau Elan.

Tickets are $75 each, and proceeds will go to the school's football program and facilities expansion. The event will include dinner, dancing, a DJ, casino gambling and a live and silent auction. Tickets are available at www.millcreekfootball.com.

Sit down for dinner

for a great cause

Here's a great chance to be a part of history - join in on what will be the biggest sit-down dinner in American history.

Actress Kelly Preston will be in town March 11 to host America's Largest Sit Down Dinner at the Georgia Dome. Families are invited to come enjoy a free meal and entertainment at the event, which benefits the Boys & Girls Club. Sponsor Country Crock will donate $25,000 to local Boys & Girls Clubs and 10,000 pounds of Country Crock Side Dishes to

America's Second Harvest.

The event will include music, games, prizes, bounce houses, potato sack races and magicians. The festivities will run from 4 to 7 p.m. March 11 at the Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Drive in Atlanta. Free parking will be available. Visit www.countrycrock.com to register.

Construction begins on new health clinic

HomeAid Atlanta and John Willis Homes recently began construction on a new facility for a free-of-charge health clinic for homeless Atlantans. Community Advanced Practice Nurses provides child and adult health screenings, immunizations, dental care, eye exams and other health services.

The new 600-square-foot facility will include two exam rooms, office space, waiting areas and an intake area. It will be built as an addition to the Genesis Shelter, one of HomeAid Atlanta's completed shelter projects.

The clinic is scheduled to open its doors to patients by spring. HomeAid Atlanta is a nonprofit group with a mission to build dignified housing where homeless families can rebuild their lives. For more information, visit www.homeaidatlanta.org.


for 2-Day Walk

around the corner

The registration kickoff for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer will be March 18 at Maggiano's Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Road in Atlanta. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m., followed by an orientation from 8 to 9 a.m. A three-mile training walk will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The event is free, and registration is $100 for two-day walkers and $50 for one day. The walk will be held from Sept. 16-17. For more information, call 404-531-4111 or visit www.2daywalk.org.