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IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

Dinner to honor cancer survivors

Dinner to honor cancer survivors

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The American Cancer Society will hold its 2013 Relay for Life Annual Survivor Dinner for cancer survivors and their families next month.

The dinner will be held Friday, May 10 at New Hope Baptist Church in Peachtree City.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner slated to start at 6:30 p.m. It is free to attend.

Bestselling author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker.

Call 770-632-6931 or send an email to tricia.d.dunlap@cancer.org no later than Wednesday, May 1 to sign up for the dinner.

New Hope's Peachtree City campus is located at 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway.

Sexual assault center joins Pinwheels for Prevention

Sexual assault center joins Pinwheels for Prevention

HAMPTON, Ga. -- The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center has joined the Pinwheels for Prevention movement.

Volunteers and staff members placed 455 pinwheels on the center's front lawn in recognition of Prevent Child Abuse Month.

Learn more about Pinwheels for Prevention at pinwheelsforprevention.org.

The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center has been helping victims of sexual violence in Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike and Spalding counties since 1994.

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

ATLANTA -- Sixty years ago, 1 million men and women signed up for the first-ever Cancer Prevention Study. They filled out surveys every few years. And the information from those million Americans led to a dramatic discovery.

Doctor Alpa Patel with the American Cancer Society is the lead researcher on CPS3, the third generation of the cancer prevention studies.

MORE | Join the Cancer prevention Study 3

"The first study was actually set up to specifically address the question of whether not smoking caused lung cancer, and it provided the first evidence that in fact smoking is what was the causal fact, causal factor with the increase rise in lung cancer death rates we were seeing in men at that time," she said.