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Grady Health Foundation hosted the awards for the  3rd Annual White Coat Grady Gala, a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 16 at the Georgia Aquarium. Hosted by WSB-TV’s John Bachman, the event benefited Grady’s non-profit arm and shines the spotlight on the hospital system’s outstanding physicians and philanthropists who serve metro-Atlanta.

“We are at 98% of our fundraising goal that began in 2008, with $319 million out of $325 million raised, and this success could not be possible without the support of the community and the dedication of Grady’s exceptional employees,” says Lisa Borders, President of Grady Health Foundation. “Each honoree has a unique story, and we hope you will join us to celebrate their achievements and help us reach our financial goal.”

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Senior Sage Award | Walter L. Ingram, MD  – Doctor Walter L. Ingram has been the Director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Unit since 1992 and is also Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine. Recently, Doctor Ingram began working towards obtaining verification from the American Burn Association (ABA), the highest recommendation a burn center can receive. Following a very successful site visit, verification was granted in May 2012, officially acknowledging the Grady Burn Center for providing high quality adult and pediatric patient care and meeting the ABA’s demanding standards for organizational structure, personnel qualifications, facilities resources and medical care services.

Inspiring Mentor Award | Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D, ABPP – Doctor Nadine J. Kaslow is the Chief Psychologist at Grady and current President-elect of the American Psychological Association. She is also a professor at Emory School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and has held a plethora of previous academic appointments at University’s including Georgia State and Yale. Her area of specialty is clinical psychology and mental illness. Doctor Kaslow was a professional ballerina during her doctorial studies (a former member of the Houston Ballet) and is the resident psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet. Her current  focus is on battered women, suicide prevention and ensuring quality mental health services for the underserved.

Next Generation Healer Award |L. “Joy” Baker, MD – After working in the field of clinical laboratory science for two and a half years, Doctor Joy Baker left laboratory medicine to pursue medical school. She studied at the Morehouse School of Medicine where, as a first year medical student, she was elected class president. As a result of her Health Policy Advocacy work surrounding healthcare for undocumented pregnant women and the Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, Doctor Baker was tapped as a member of the Board of Directors for Health Students Taking Action Together (HealthSTAT), most notably responsible for the “Grady is Vital” campaign to preserve Grady Hospital and its legacy in the city of Atlanta.

Ada Lee and Pete Correll Healthcare Legacy Award | The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)  – From recruiting business to tackling quality of life issues, MAC’s efforts are designed to promote prosperity and growth for businesses. In the past decade, more than 500 companies have been successfully recruited to the metro-region, creating 55,000 jobs. The Chamber campaigned to expand Grady in 1910 and re-engaged almost century later, in 2007, to ensure its survival.

Recognized as one of the premiere fundraising events in Atlanta, The Backstage Beat was honored to have been invited to the White Coat Grady Gala.

The 3rd Annual White Coat Grady Galawas presented by Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, Kaiser Permanente, AdCare, The Home Depot Foundation, Newell Rubbermaid, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Power, Regions, Wells Fargo, Waffle House, Yancey Bros, King & Spalding LLP and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

About Grady Health Foundation: Founded in 1993, Grady Health Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 public charity that was formed to encourage corporations, foundations, and individual citizens to invest in the continued health and well-being of metro-Atlanta through this vital public resource. Continuing in the spirit of its founders and leading the health system’s first major Capital Campaign, Grady Health Foundation was charged in 2008 with updating and re-engaging the community to support the metro-region’s premier Level I Trauma Center and the southeast’s largest public hospital. Consistent with Grady’s primary mission of caring for those traditionally without health coverage, the hospital delivered $227 million in uncompensated care to those in need in 2011.

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This Saturday Sept 19th “Run For Cover” a Fundraiser for Second Chance Warming Shelter @ Beer Barrel in Marietta! A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games and BBQ!

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A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games, Award Winning BBQ PLUS your chance to “Give Back” by Supporting a Great Cause at one of the Best Dive Bars in Georgia!!!


Saturday, Sept 19th “Run For Cover”, a fundraiser will be held for the Second Chance Warming Shelter at Beer Barrel in Marietta. MUSIC provided by one of the Best Rock Cover Bands in The ATL No Sweat and that Award Winning BBQ brought to you by ANGELFIRE7 BBQ! Raffle items include 50/50 Drawings, Tattoos, family photo sessions, salon gift boxes, gift certificates, neon signs and a custom Harley Davidson smoker.

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Second Chance Warming Shelter is located at 271 Marietta Rd in Canton, GA inside Action Church. The Warming Shelter was started three years ago out of need because there is no Homeless Shelter in Cherokee County. When temps drop below 32 degrees, the City of Canton allows Action Church to open their doors to those in need. They feed them, give them a warm bed and provides Toiletries and Warm Clothing. Last year Action Church with the HELP of Fundraisers like “Run For Cover” was able to Shelter 350 men, women and children.

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LawJam 2015 Raises $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

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LawJam 2015: Atlanta Lawyers Rock, Raise $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

On Saturday, June 27th, local attorneys exchanged their suits and ties for jeans and guitars as the 6th Annual LawJam took place at Variety Playhouse.

The annual event pits attorneys against each other, but this time the music stated the case and music industry professionals were the judges. Seven Atlanta lawyer bands took part as LawJam 2015 raised money for Atlanta Bar Foundation causes.

The rocking lawyers competed for the title of Best Band and Best Original Song. After a night of music and dance, the Electric Bonfires were named Best Band. “Big Sleep Lies” by the Kevins was named Best Original Song and the band won a one day recording session at Tree Sound Studios.

The judges for the evening were Kaedy Kiely, of 97.1 The River radio; Josh Rifkind, Songs for Kids Foundation and Barry Selvedge of Prime Point Media as well as audience members. The Emcee and host of the evening’s festivities was Burt Reeves.

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Six Flags Over Georgia and MUST Ministries Host Opening Weekend Food Drive

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MUST Food Pantries distributes more than 370,000 pounds of food throughout the year; donations to directly benefit neighbors in need

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15

WHAT:
For the 5th consecutive year, MUST Ministries is partnering with Six Flags Over Georgia to host an Opening Weekend Food Drive on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

Each guest that donates six or more non-perishable food items will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a general admission ticket to the park. Season Passholders that donate six or more non-perishable food items will be granted park access an hour before the park opens to experience the new BATMAN: The Ride BACKWARDS.

Suggested items to donate include canned meats, peanut butter, cereal bars, cereal and dry foods.

A full list of accepted items can be found online at www.mustministries.org/document.doc?id=49.

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