At the Hall of Horrors, thrill-seekers slink through the claustrophobic corridors of a domicile that palpates with a cast of specters that induces goose bumps for a good cause. Crazed scientists slice their way through medical experiments, while chainsaw-wielding clowns hatch maniacal plans for deforesting Christmas tree lots. As a nonprofit haunted house, Hall of Horrors proceeds support South Carolina Jaycee Camp Hope and other charities throughout the Midlands area.
AIDS Athens works to enhance the lives of those living with or otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization strives to educate communities in northeast Georgia on how the disease works and to change people's attitudes toward those who have been diagnosed with it. Serving the 10-county Northeast Health District, AIDS Athens raises both funds and awareness through its Ribbon of Life campaign and annual AIDS walk.
When rock-climbing couple Christy and Scott Thrift got engaged, Christy was dangling off the side of Stone Mountain. The same adventurous spirit that elevated their engagement informs their married life, which they spend running their wilderness guiding service, Thrifty Adventures. While some of the duo’s trips require previous outdoor experience, most welcome all participants, and range from ice climbing adventures to rock climbing and backpacking trips. Along the way, Scott and Christy teach safety basics, climbing techniques, and strategies for preserving natural surroundings, such as refraining from nibbling on the mountain.
In Stroller Strides namesake class, moms break a sweat performing cardio and fitness exercises, such as pushing their stroller-bound youngsters on power walks. The class reflects the organizations overall mission of helping established moms or soon-to-be moms stay fit all the while providing social support, no matter how busy they may be. The instructors help prep bodies for pregnancy during Fit4Baby classes, leading exercises that ease expectant mothers’ aches and pains while boosting energy levels.