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GWINNETT GAB: Gwinnett Braves award grants

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves have announced recipients of the club's May and June $1,000 grants, honoring deserving organizations in Gwinnett County and surrounding communities that best exemplify a monthly theme.

The cancer-awareness-themed May grant was awarded to the Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology We Care Foundation. The summer-safety-themed June grant went to the Medical Center Foundation Inc.

SEGO-We Care Foundation was deemed to best exemplify the Cancer Awareness theme for May, honoring an organization that brings awareness to cancer prevention and detection or raises funds for cancer research. The foundation provides support programs and addresses all aspects of the gynecologic cancer patient including empowering women and their caregivers with knowledge and support as well as spreading awareness of gynecologic cancers through community-building and fundraising events.

The Medical Center Foundation was chosen as the recipient of the summer safety themed June grant, honoring an organization that funds or runs safety programs for children. TMCF's Healthy Journey Campaign funds the Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County Water Safety Program, an initiative aimed at decreasing the risk for death and injury among children 14 and under due to drowning. In an effort to prevent drowning, the program will set up life jacket loaner stations around Lake Lanier.

MoJazz Dollies events enhances self-esteem

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On June 18, Women Walking Worthy Inc. and MoJazz Hair Salon of Lawrenceville sponsored the third annual MoJazz Dollies event.

MoJazz Dollies is a day event that uses beauty to enhance self-esteem in young girls' ages 6 to 14. The program was instituted as a way to uplift women "to learn how to be happy in the skin they are in."

This year's recipients were chosen from Gwinnett County Department of Family and Children Services. The nine girls were selected to be pampered for a day, including getting their hair styled, nails painted and receiving mini-facials.

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