Cannon United Methodist Church offers free support group for caregivers

SNELLVILLE - Cannon United Methodist Church Hope House is hosting a free support group for caregivers in December.

The meetings will be facilitated by Karen Morris, a registered nurse, and will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the church, 2424 Webb Gin House Road in Snellville.

The group will discuss the signs of caregiver burnout, solutions for fatigue on the job and how to find resources for help.

Space is limited. To reserve a space, call 770-736-9765.

Norcross orthodontic practice makes donation to local groups

NORCROSS - A local orthodontic practice has raised money to help a variety of local organizations.

Robert Pickron of Pickron Orthodontic Care in Norcross turned the frustration and expense of a child's lost or broken retainer into a fundraiser. Instead of paying Pickron for the cost of a new retainer, the patient was asked to write a check to support one of five local charitable organizations, including VolleyFest and Rainbow Village.

Pickron matched all contributions dollar-for-dollar, and replaced the patient's retainer. In less than three years, the program has raised $100,000.

For more information about Pickron Orthodontic Care, visit www.pickron.com.

Local businesses will host blood drives in Braselton, Suwanee

BRASELTON - Mayfield Dairy is collaborating with LifeSouth to hold a blood drive next week.

Look for the bloodmobile from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at 1160 Broadway Ave. in Braselton.

All donors will receive ice cream from Mayfield Dairy.

Also look for the bloodmobile from 3:30 to 9 p.m. outside Bodyplex Fitness Adventures, 2850 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee.

Those who donate will receive a recognition item and a free cholesterol screening.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and show a photo ID at the time of donation.

For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

- From staff reports