From left, Samantha, Lauren and Emilie Scalise, three philanthropic-minded teenage sisters, were named finalists in the health advocacy category at the eighth annual Nonprofit Trinity Awards. The event was held recently at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. The awards’ mission is to support, recognize and honor small nonprofits and outstanding individual volunteers for their resilient work, passionate commitment and exceptional service within their respective communities. The Scalises, whose mother Stephanie is a breast cancer survivor, have raised more than $26,000 for TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a Sandy Springs nonprofit supporting breast cancer patients, the last three years through Strides for Survivors, an event highlighted by a 2.7-mile walk around Chastain Park’s path. The fourth annual Strides for Survivors will take place Feb. 1. For more information, visit

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