Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Emily Good spent the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, sharing the stories of children affected by this devastating illness.
Emily Good defies the image of a stereotypical “me generation” teen. Not one to shy away from pain or suffering, she pours herself into the middle of it so she can adequately describe to others what it’s like. For Good, 17, childhood cancer is a monster she battles for those who are in its grip. At the age of 14, she lost her best friend, Daniela Joel, to the disease. Just a month ago, she lost another best friend, Taylor Filorimo, to childhood cancer as well. Rather than bemoan her loss, she took that hurt and turned it into action. She joined forces with an award-winning documentary filmmaker, Mike Gillette, the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation and others to market and produce a film on childhood cancer. The film, "Truth 365," …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The event will be held October 22, 2011.
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Monday, October 3, 2011
The Snellville-based Amanda Riley Foundation will host its first Casino Cruise fundraiser later this month. The event will take place 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, aboard the Stone Mountain Riverboat in Stone Mountain Park. The cost is $150 per person. Table sponsorships are also available. The special fundraiser will include dinner, casino games, raffles, a silent auction and live entertainment from the Good Sam Band. To purchase tickets or for more information about the foundation, visit amandarilleyfoundation.org. The Amanda Riley Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance for children and the families of children battling cancer. The organization's goal is to do things to bring a smile to children's faces while they battle …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The first 5K run/walk sponsored by the Amanda Riley Foundation attracted 260 runners and scores of volunteers to Tribble Mill Park this past weekend.
About 260 runners and sponsors raised $12,000 for children battling cancer at the the inaugural Miles-4-Smiles 5K Run/Walk, which was sponsored by the Amanda Riley Foundation over the weekend at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville. Barbara Riley, of Snellville, whose daughter Amanda died of cancer a little more than a year ago, said the race was a success. Funds were raised through sponsorship, concessions, jewelry sales and the race participants, Riley said. “It was awesome,” said Riley after the race. “It was a beautiful day for it. Once again, the community came out and supported Amanda’s memory and the foundation. It was everything I’d imagined and more.” Riley appreciated all the volunteer support and especially thanked Brookwood High…
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Brookwood High athlete died about a year ago, but her school and parents make sure she is not forgotten.
Amanda Riley would have been a senior at Brookwood High School this year. She would have triumphed with the girls’ basketball team in winning the regional championship. She would have been an integral part of the cross-country team that came in second in the state. In some ways, she still was. After battling cancer for a little more than a year, Amanda died on April 9. Her tenacious spirit inspired her teammates and high school peers, and it continues to. “Amanda’s fighting spirit is a great inspiration to us,” said Scott Terry, head coach of the Brookwood girls’ basketball team. “Amanda is still with us and will always be in our hearts.” At the beginning of the season, the team met to set goals. Doing well at the Deep South Classic and …