It’s is always great to see family and friends that celebrate the life of someone special lost too soon such as Dana G. Smith. The 7th Annual DGS Fundraising Celebration is such a special occasion that has turned into not only a fun event, but also supports a great cause that assists those fighting cancer. A Fundraising Management Consulting company was hired to manage the event and future fundraisers. The upcoming event will take place on Thursday, September 20th from 6:30PM-9:30PM at SweetWater Brewing Company. Guests will enjoy tasty food from the Flying Biscuit Cafe while tasting all of SweetWater’s craft beers on tap. Entertainment will be provided by Atlanta favorite band, Doublewide.

Dana Smith lost her cancer battle in July 2006 but her legacy of generosity, strength and determination continues to live on through the many helped and touched by the fund.  Dana was blessed to have the resources and insurance coverage necessary for travel to several clinics across the country, and receive multiple, cutting-edge treatments. During this journey she met others that were not so fortunate.  Prior to her death, the Dana G. Smith Cancer Assistance Fund was was borne out of Dana’s desire to help those struggling in their fight against cancer.  Oftentimes, because of poor insurance coverage, missed work, multiple co-pays, doctor visits and travel, those battling cancer find themselves unable to pay basic bills such as rent and utilities. Dana declared that any money raised in her name would be dedicated to helping others get the treatment and assistance they needed. With help from those touched by Dana, her story and her cause, the fund has lifted weight off shoulders, elevated spirits and lengthened lives. Since its inception and operating under the auspice of the Piedmont Hospital Foundation, the DGS Fund has disbursed over $132,000 and helped over 200 people struggling with cancer pay their basic bills including doctor and prescription co-pays, home, utility and rent payments, childcare, insurance premiums, companion services, counseling and much, much more.

(Photo provided by Dana G. Smith Fund)

WHEN: Thursday, September 20th from 6:30PM-9:30PM

SweetWater Brewing Company
195 Ottley Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Ph. 404-691-2537

TICKETS: Tickets are $40 at the door, VIP tickets are $50 and includes a t-shirt, souvenir pint glass plus a raffle ticket

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Lorrie Dixson Griggs graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Communications before she worked for CNN for 15 years in news production. In addition to freelance writing, she is currently an entrepreneur who owns Eskimo Advertising, a full service boutique advertising and public relations agency and Drifter Merch, a lifestyle apparel and accessories brand inspired by music. Reach out to Lorrie at