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GAB: Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day is Sunday

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves, Publix Super Markets, WellStar Health System and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer plans to team up for the sixth annual Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday.

The day-long celebration of survivorship, held at Turner Field, honors those who have battled breast cancer and raised awareness and funds to support research, education and advocacy for cancer patients and their families throughout metro Atlanta.

Breast cancer survivors will receive a free ticket to watch the Braves take on the Washington Nationals during the 8:05 p.m. game. Friends and family can purchase additional tickets for $14 each. Breast cancer survivors can redeem their free ticket by filling out the Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day form at www.braves.com/bcawareness

Survivors will receive a free lower level ticket; commemorative Braves Breast Cancer Awareness Day T-shirt; access to a pregame reception; and participation in "A Walk in the Park," a pre-game on-field ceremony.

In addition, the Braves will present recipients with the 2012 Diamond of Hope Award honoring caregivers who have made an impact in the lives of breast cancer survivors. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.braves.com/bcawareness.

Local author signing books at Family Restaurant

DULUTH -- Author J.L. Robb will be signing copies of "The End The Book" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Family Restaurant, 3175 Buford Highway, Duluth.

"'The End The Book' series takes place right here in Duluth as terrorism comes to the Bible Belt and the American Legion Post comes under attack," Robb said. "Locals will recognize the names and places."

Anyone who buys a book gets a free hamburger platter at the restaurant.

Robb said the book is "an edge of the seat thriller and love story," and the second in a seven-part series.

For more information, visit www.theendthebook.com.

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