The View From This Side: April 2018

Happy Easter!  I wish you and your family a joyous celebration this year, and hope all who are traveling during spring break have a wonderful trip!  Please remember, Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Familytravel well and don’t take up extra space in your suitcase!

This month, please be sure to check out the article on Hospice.  Hospice is a tremendous resource for so many in our community. Most everyone I know has benefited from their services, and with a new name to better reflect their services and mission, it’s important that we all do our part to get the word out about these exciting changes!

But on a more sobering note, a well-known family in the community recently lost their teenage son because of a one-time experiment with drugs.  He wasn’t an addict, but he tried something, and it cost him his life.  These brave parents are using their personal heartache to educate others and encourage them to speak out about the dangers of drugs.

We plan to run a story in the near future, but we feel a sense of urgency to let others know that help is available.  It starts with speaking up.  Speaking up may be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do, but those words can be the difference between life and death.  We have to be candid about the impact drugs have on people.  It’s not just addicts who are affected.  One time can change everything.

The fact is, we have an epidemic going on in this country.  Overcoming it starts with a collective agreement that it has to end. More on this later, but in the meantime, please be in prayer for ALL parents, families, and friends who mourn loved ones who succumbed to drugs – either from a moment of curiosity or years of abuse.

We continue to show our support for Komen and are actively recruiting for our team!  Consider joining “The Pink Ladies of Forsyth Magazines,” as we walk for the cure.  As long-time readers know, breast cancer is an important topic for my business partner and me.  We are both survivors and know the good work our local affiliate does in the community for promoting breast health.  We walk on May 5th, and more details on how to register can be found on page 142.

This month, GNO is at Five Points, and we are hopeful to see your smiling face there!  Until then though, thank you for reading, and please be sure to show your support to our advertising partners!

Once again, Happy Easter, from our families to yours!



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