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May 13, 2002



Picnic to celebrate fight against eye cancer
The fourth annual RB Picnic, coordinated by the Emory Eye Center, will be held from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at WD Thompson Park on Mason Mill Road.

RB, or retinoblastoma, is a cancerous tumor of the retina that most commonly affects children. In its most serious form it can metastasize to other parts of the body, resulting in death. However, improved medical treatment has increased the survival rate of this disease to more than 90 percent.

The picnic, which includes food and other entertainment, brings together 40–60 young patients who have been treated for RB at Emory and their families.

Plan to be unveiled for Emory Village
The Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) will hold a public community meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. in 111 White Hall to announce its final recommendations for the redevelopment of Emory Village.

The plan will address traffic control, shopping and amenities, housing, pedestrian and bike access, green space, and parking. It will be based on previous input from Druid Hills residents, village merchants and Emory faculty, staff and students. A team of urban designers, planners, landscape architects and traffic control experts developed the recommendations after a series of community workshops.

The next step, according to AIEV chair Davis Fox, will be to seek grants as well as public and private funding to implement the recommendations. AIEV hopes to break ground for the redevelopment next year.

In the May 6 issue of Emory Report, the photo identifications of Juha Kokko and Lawrence Phillips of the School of Medicine were transposed. ER apologizes for the error.