Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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SOURCE LUNGevity Foundation
Betsy Thurston joins LUNGevity as Vice President of Development
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation is pleased to announce that Betsy Thurston has joined the senior management team as Vice President of Development. In her role, Ms. Thurston will have overall responsibility for all fundraising and development activities including the development of key external alliances.
Ms. Thurston will be a part of LUNGevity's senior management team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents the Foundation on a local, regional, and national basis. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Most recently Thurston was Vice President for Strategic Development at the Council on Competitiveness. The Council is a membership-driven organization that recruits and engages America's most influential and innovative leaders to directly impact and influence the future competitiveness of the United States. Thurston was responsible for building and executing sustainable institutional growth through membership and development. She served in this position since 2004. Prior to the Council Thurston worked with the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and the national headquarters of the American and International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Betsy's caliber join our team," said Andrea Stern Ferris, President and Chairman of LUNGevity. "Together we will be able to accelerate our growth and make a significant difference to all those affected by lung cancer."
About LUNGevity Foundation
The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality-of-life for lung cancer patients and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. It does so by supporting critical research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as by providing information, resources and a support community to patients and caregivers.
LUNGevity seeks to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer.
For more information about the grants or LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.lungevity.org.
About Lung Cancer
1 in 14 Americans is diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, regardless of gender or ethnicity
Lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer and more than three times as many men as prostate cancer
About 55% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers
Only 16% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it's caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically