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Do you know someone who's been affected by breast cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Though less common, men can also develop the disease. Knowing the risk factors, getting regular screenings and taking an active role in your health are important steps to take in the fight against breast cancer.

This month, wear pink -- and tell a friend why! It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Georgians -- including workers at Georgia's electric cooperatives -- are rallying around this important cause. Read "More than just a color," page 23, and encourage your friends and loved ones to get checked. It can make a difference between life and death!

For more inspirational stories, look for the ones that come in the form of furry friends. See Part 1 of our "Amazing pet heroes!" contest on page 18.

October also ushers in the time of festivals, craft fairs, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more. If it's food you seek, check out the Taste of Atlanta, set for Oct. 24-26. Our Georgia Cooks article, "Fun, learning and fantastic fare," page 34, highlights some of the festival's activities.

For more on fall events, don't miss "Celebrate autumn in style!" page 28. Additional listings can be found in our Calendar, page 10, the Fall Festivals and Events guide, starting on page 11, and our online calendar at www.georgiamagazine.org.

Enjoy,

Jennifer J. Hewett
Managing Editor



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ON THE COVER THIS MONTH:

The Taste of Atlanta, celebrating its 13th anniversary this month, Oct. 24-26, offers a fun environment to meet culinary stars from metro Atlanta, learn cooking tips and sample fantastic fare from more than 90 area restaurants. (Photo courtesy of Taste of Atlanta.)

 
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