Book continues to spread message of breast cancer awareness
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
October 28, 2012 12:00 AM | 1465 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In his book “Quarter-Peeled Oranges,” a compilation of beautiful love poems, Dr. Bruce Gillett remembers his wife, Dale, who died of breast cancer in 2010. Local artist Bill Needs illustrated the book. (Lifestyle featured his story on Feb. 1.)

Through book sales, the Dale Gillett Memorial Cancer Fund donated $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Dr. Gillet’s continues his efforts to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer through book sales.

He wrote, “This book has led to a journey in which I have met amazing breast cancer survivors and their families; and I have met families and friends of women who, like Dale and my first secretary, did not survive but identified with and found comfort in the poetry of Dale’s story.”

Books can be purchased at the Cherokee Heights Arts Festival (on Etowah Drive between Freyer Drive and Seminole Drive, off Church Street down from the Marietta Square) on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dk Gallery, 25 W Park Square at the Marietta Square; Barnes & Noble at 3625 Dallas Highway #400 in Marietta at the Avenue West Cobb; WellStar Kennestone Women’s Center Gift Shoppe, 677 Church St.; Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road; and Charis Book Store, 1189 Euclid Avenue Northeast (at Little 5 Points) in Atlanta.


Tritt Elementary students are hard at work preparing for their production of Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh, Kids” at the student center of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by email to by Nov. 7. Tickets will not be sold at the performances.

Fifteen minutes prior to each show, there will be an audience sing-along of Disney hits led by former Tritt student and recent National Tour of Disney’s Broadway “Mary Poppins” performer Zack Cicciarelli.


Party time in the city is almost here! The public is invited to kick off the holiday season at the 26th Annual Marietta Pilgrimage Tour Gala. The gala will be Nov. 30 at First Landmark Bank, 307 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $85 per person and include dinner, drinks and a complimentary photo from the evening. Purchase tickets online at For questions, call the Marietta Welcome Center at (770) 429-1115. Laurie Gazaway, Angela Poston, Lori Weaver and Kelley Weiner chair the gala.


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a purple Paul Smith London checked dress shirt, khakis and loafers, he reigned supreme this week: local attorney Steve Crane of Marietta.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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