American Cancer Society Hosts Inaugural Mammo Gras Thursday

Monday, February 24, 2014

The American Cancer Society, along with Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga, is hosting the inaugural Mammo Gras on Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Blue Orleans Restaurant.

This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Chattanooga that will be held this fall on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Coolidge Park. Mammo Gras is going to be a night to enjoy authentic New Orleans fare and raise both awareness and funds to help end breast cancer. Proceeds from the event support the Society’s efforts to find a cure, as well as programs and services for those facing cancer.

Cherita and Chef Michael Adams, owners of Blue Orleans, have planned a menu to capture the spirit of Mardi Gras here in Chattanooga. “The Big Squeezy” buffet, a play on “The Big Easy,” includes New Orleans Jambalaya, ’Nawlins Chicken Pasta, Crawfish Fritters with a Creole remoulade and more. Athens Distributing, Carter Distributing and Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company will provide beverages. Chattanooga Pints & Pedals is also partnering with the American Cancer Society for Mammo Gras.

VIP tickets are $75 per person and include a special “Happy Hour” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. that includes Hurricanes, King Cake shots and Abita beer. General tickets are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 499-2600 or the day of the event, if available. Space is limited, so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.  


Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative Says It Saves 533 Lives, $75 Million in Three Years

A unique collaborative of Tennessee surgeons, hospitals, and insurers, established in 2008 to share data, compare results, and improve outcomes, said it came up with impressive results to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) National Conference in New York City this week. Ten hospitals in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative ... (click for more)

Debra Chew: Women And Balancing The “Change Of Life”

My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act.  You know, the guy walking the tightrope, balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing down.  Sometimes life can make women feel like they are walking a tightrope and that the least change will take them off balance and they will come crashing down. Unfortunately, women walk ... (click for more)

House Approves Expansion Of Chattanooga Veterans Affairs Clinic

The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said, “I am proud to announce the legislation passed this afternoon will fund a new lease for a multi-specialty ... (click for more)

KFC Manager Arrested After Staging Fake Robbery

Police were called Sunday night after a manager of the KFC on 3rd Street staged a fake robbery in order to take money. Fellen Hayes, 24, was arrested after police say she conspired with a man named "Ira" to make her theft look like a robbery. These events occurred shortly after noon.  She initially called police saying that a tall black male had approached her and taken ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)