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Georgia Cancer Specialists to Sponsor Sixth Annual 'Totes 2 Tots' Suitcase Drive for Foster Children
Date:1/9/2008

GCS and WSB-TV Partner to Collect Bags at 25 Georgia Locations

ATLANTA, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) -- the largest private oncology/ hematology practice in the Southeast -- will team up with WSB-TV for the sixth annual "Totes 2 Tots" suitcase drive. The event will be held at 25 GCS offices across Georgia on Friday, January 18, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Totes 2 Tots" delivers new or nearly new suitcases to foster children in Georgia, many of whom must shuffle their belongings from home to home in garbage bags during frequent relocations. The annual volunteer event was first launched by GCS in 2003 and has collected and distributed over 8,200 bags.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to support Georgia's foster community, which is often overlooked," said Dr. Bruce Feinberg, President/CEO of GCS. "We are thrilled that this event will be the biggest and most productive to date."

The Totes program has also gained the avid support of Governor Sonny Perdue and First Lady Mary Perdue. They are very active in the foster community and have been foster parents themselves.

"I'm pleased to join Totes 2 Tots and many other Georgians in finding ways to meet the needs of abused and neglected children in their own communities," said First Lady Mary Perdue. "This endeavor encourages and enables us to truly make a difference in the life of a child."

2008's 25 locations -- expanded from 13 in 2007 -- include GCS offices in Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Austell, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Canton, Conyers, Cumming, Decatur, Duluth, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Macon, Marietta, Milledgeville, Oconee, Ringgold, Snellville, and Stockbridge (for complete listing, visit http://www.gacancer.com).

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