2013 ANNUAL REPORT
Your impact As one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is driven to realize our vision of “Best Care…Healthier Kids” each and every day. In 2013, we treated 361,927 children from all 159 counties in Georgia at our three hospitals, 24 neighborhood locations and Marcus Autism Center. Thanks to the generous support of the community
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and donors like you, we continue to make a significant impact in the lives of kids like Caroline Lawrence and Lars Olivieri, whose stories we are pleased to share within this 2013 Annual Report. As Caroline’s and Lars’ families can attest, every child deserves
Thomas M. Holder, Chairman
Children’s. Whether diagnosing a kidney tumor in utero or
Douglas K. Garges, Vice Chairman
delivering world-class, specialized care for 114 days in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the same compassionate,
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Jack Markwalter Jr.
Virginia Feltus Brewer
Robert W. Bruce Jr., M.D.
Richard J. McKay
James A. Carlos
John L. Montag
Jack Cay IV
Patricia L. Dickey
Ira L. Moreland
David H. Fagin, M.D.
William C. Pate
expert care is available to any child who enters our doors. We are tremendously grateful for your loyal support as we extend our care. Your donations help us to expand into the communities where physicians practice and where families live, meaning Children’s can give parents convenient and coordinated care for the health of their child. Every gift counts, no matter the size. The collective impact you as donors make on our community is remarkable. Thank you for investing in the health, well-being and future of Georgia’s children. We hope you enjoy this report and take a moment to celebrate the many accomplishments you helped make possible.
James D. Fortenberry, M.D. Nancy E. Rafuse Adam T. Fuller
Eugene A. Hayes III
Donna W. Hyland
John L. Simms II
Mary Ellen Imlay
Thomas M. Holder Chairman, Board of Trustees Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation
Ready and waiting
Meet Caroline Lawrence and learn how doctors at Children’s put together a plan to save her life even before she was born.
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One hundred and fourteen days in the NICU
Read about Larissa Olivieri and her son, Lars, and experience a day in the life of a new mother with an infant in the NICU.
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A legacy of caring
Read how one doctor’s legacy of passionate care lives on at Children’s thanks to her endowment.
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2013 fundraising year in review
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Before Caroline Lawrence was even born, she had a team of doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center ready to help save her life. Her incredible journey with a dedicated team of doctors began when her mother, Jessica, was 27 weeks pregnant. Jessica’s obstetrician referred her to Children’s for a fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when he noticed that one of Caroline’s kidneys was larger than the other.
“Normally you come to Children’s with a child,” Jessica said. “But everybody there was incredibly nice, and the radiologist actually sat through the MRI with me to make sure we got clear pictures of Caroline.” Shortly after the MRI, doctors delivered the difficult news: they had found a tumor on Caroline’s kidney. Jessica and her husband, Shep, then began
Heading up this team was Caroline’s primary
meeting with doctors to figure out the next step.
doctor, Lucky Jain, M.D. “He made sure that we
“It felt like a lot of moving parts were coming
were getting one consistent message,” Jessica
together to plan for the timing of the delivery.
said. “I felt like he really guarded us, and he
There was lots of teamwork,” Jessica said. The
also called a meeting at one point because
neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) doctors
there were so many different physicians.” After
wanted to deliver Caroline as close to full term
the doctors would leave, a nurse practitioner
as possible, but the urologist and surgeons were
stayed behind to make sure that the family
wary of waiting much longer because the tumor
understood exactly what was happening.
was rapidly growing. A compromise was struck, and Jessica was put on bed rest. If Caroline
Forty-eight hours after arriving in the NICU,
didn’t come early, the doctors would induce at
Caroline underwent surgery. The procedure
37 weeks. “They didn’t think I’d make it past 32
proved to be more difficult than expected
weeks. But sure enough, Caroline came just a
for the newborn, and it lasted three times as
few days before the deadline,” Jessica said.
long as originally planned. “It was a really hard surgery, and she had to be resuscitated at one
After Caroline was born, the Angel Team—the
point,” Jessica said.
Children’s mobile transport team—rushed her to Egleston hospital. Awaiting her arrival was her
The surgeons were having difficulty because
team of doctors that consisted of two surgeons,
the tumor was also attached to her inferior
a neonatologist, a nephrologist, a urologist, a
vena cava (IVC), a large vein close to the
pathologist and an oncologist.
kidneys. “Caroline lost almost all of the blood in her body,” Jessica said. “She required a complete transfusion.”
Doctors discovered that the tumor inside
figure out whether she was crying from side
of Caroline was 12 centimeters—the size of
effects of the treatment or because she was
a grapefruit. Before the surgery was even
just tired took some time,” Jessica said.
finished, a pathologist from the Aflac Cancer Center rushed a sample of the tumor to
Throughout Caroline’s treatment, the
the lab to be tested. The diagnosis was a
Lawrence family valued the support of the
stage three cellular congenital mesoblastic
physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers at the
nephroma. Doctors removed most of the
Aflac Cancer Center. “They became friends
tumor, but because of its location on the IVC,
we saw every week,” Jessica said. “And the
they made the decision to stop the surgery.
center was like a home away from home.”
They couldn’t risk any more bleeding. Early this year the Lawrence family received Working with the oncology team at the Aflac
the fantastic news that Caroline’s most recent
Cancer Center, the family learned that the
MRI came back clear. Today, Caroline is about
“It’s the best place you never want to go.” next step to save Caroline’s life would be
to celebrate her first birthday. The family
chemotherapy to kill the remaining tumor
is extraordinarily thankful for the care they
cells in her body and ensure they would
received throughout their daughter’s journey.
not regrow. First, though, she would have to regain her strength. Caroline spent three
“We would not have made it without this team
weeks in the NICU and two weeks at home
that was willing to go so far,” Jessica said.
recuperating from her difficult surgery.
“For all the doctors to put this plan into place for a baby that wasn’t even born yet—we just
When she was 6 weeks old, Caroline
know we wouldn’t be here without Children’s.
returned to the Aflac Cancer Center to
It’s the best place you never want to go.”
begin chemotherapy, a 22-week process that would entail both inpatient and outpatient treatments. Having a newborn undergo such a difficult medical procedure proved challenging for the family. “Learning to
2013 healthcare highlights Our accomplishments Philanthropic support is the backbone of our organization. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners, we are able to continue to provide high-quality care throughout our healthcare system. Parents magazine ranked Children’s No.
At Scottish Rite hospital, Governor Nathan
12 overall among pediatric hospitals, with
Deal signed into law the Return to Play Act
our cardiac program ranked No. 5 and our
of 2013, which mandates return-to-play
cancer program ranked No. 10 nationwide.
policies for young athletes with concussions.
Children’s was ranked in all 10 specialties on
Children’s launched the Rewind the Future
U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s
video campaign, which fast-forwards to the
year 2030 to show what the future might look like for Georgia’s kids if we don’t act now to
Marcus Autism Center’s Warren Jones, Ph.D.,
help stop child obesity.
and Ami Klin, Ph.D., were featured in the online publication Nature for their research regarding
Children’s celebrated its 400th liver
eye-tracking technology in autism diagnosis.
transplant. In 2013, we performed 21 heart transplants and 30 liver transplants—an
Children’s primary academic partner, the Emory Department of Pediatrics, reached No. 5 in the 2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) rankings for pediatrics. 8
all-time record for Children’s.
Childrenâ€™s by the numbers 860,849 patient visits 361,927 patients from all 159 counties in Georgia 218,231 Emergency Department visits 130,527 Urgent Care Center visits 37,995 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures 42,306 primary care visits 25,758 hospital admissions 6,500 in-hospital volunteers 300,000 kids served through Strong4Life, our program fighting childhood obesity
One hundred and fourteen
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Larissa Olivieri and her son, Lars, spent 114 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Born prematurely and weighing less than 2 pounds, Lars experienced a major ventricular hemorrhage while in the womb. The hemorrhage caused hydrocephalus, a dangerous condition in which fluid accumulates in the skull . After delivery, doctors discovered he had a perforated bowel. Over the next month, Lars had four major surgeries to save his life. Once her son stabilized, Larissa began the difficult process of learning how to be a new mother in such an intimidating environment. Fortunately, doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s know just how important it is for parents to feel comfortable with their children in the NICU. Larissa and Lars’ medical team at Scottish Rite hospital were committed to making sure both she and her son were taken care of during their time in the NICU. Thanks to this extraordinary care, Lars and Larissa were able to go home in March of 2014. Larissa remembers each day she spent in the NICU as if it were yesterday, along with all of the challenges and inspirations she experienced there. 8 a.m. Each day begins with Larissa getting ready to visit her son. While it’s tempting for her to just rush over each morning in pajamas, Larissa has learned that taking a few minutes to get ready helps her project a comforting and composed presence to Lars—even if it just means brushing her hair. “I have to be strong for him. When he opens his eyes, he needs to see a smile, not tears,” Larissa said.
8:30 a.m. Larissa grabs a quick coffee on the way to hospital. An extended stay in the NICU is more like a marathon than a sprint, and she has to pace herself. “You are allowed to stay at the NICU as much as you can, but I learned that if I stay all day and all night, he’s not going to sleep because he wants his mother,” Larissa said. “He needs his rest so he can grow.” So, she has set up an extensive routine that enables her to spend as much time as possible with Lars without causing exhaustion for either of them. She knows bonding with a newborn in the NICU is especially important because of the constant stresses. 9 a.m. Monday mornings, a weekly battery of pokes, prods and lab tests looms before Lars. “He’s like Garfield—he hates Mondays,” Larissa said. She makes sure that she’s by his side when the doctors begin. “I’m able to hold his hand while they poke his feet and run tests,” she said. She enjoys helping and feels like a part of the team when she’s surrounded by so many doctors, nurses and complex pieces of equipment. “I can’t believe that a tiny baby needs so many doctors,” Larissa said.
Each day at noon Lars has his afternoon
Larissa comes back up to the NICU for one
assessments. Larissa looks forward to assisting
of her favorite parts of the day: quiet time.
with these daily activities that most parents
Twice a day, the NICU implements a two-
take for granted, tasks like changing his diaper
hour period of absolute peace and quiet for
and taking his temperature. For a moment,
the babies on the floor. They dim the lights,
Larissa can forget she is in the NICU, but
close the shades and try to limit visitors
the wires and hoses connected to her son
and disruptions. The goal is to create a less
always bring her back. At this point, Larissa
stressful, more womb-like environment in
is an expert on all of the complex medical
which the babies can have uninterrupted
equipment that has helped keep Lars alive for
rest. “This atmosphere helps them develop,”
over 100 days. “Everyone was so patient and
Larissa said. “I think it’s also a good
explained to me what every little beep was,
opportunity for moms to just relax with their
what every single wire controlled,” she said.
babies like you would at home.”
Larissa heads downstairs to the cafeteria at
During quiet time, Larissa also gets to
Scottish Rite for lunch. On the elevator she
“kangaroo” with Lars. Named after the way
runs into Lars’ respiratory therapist, and they
marsupials hold their young close to their
chat for a few moments. To say that some
bellies, kangaroo care consists of placing
of the nurses and staff have become like
the baby skin-to-skin on the parent’s bare
family would be an understatement. Like
chest. “The staff explained that it’s good for
any patient, Lars has his favorites. When his
the baby’s development, that it can help him
therapist is nearby, Lars raises his eyes and
heal faster,” Larissa said. “He learned how to
smiles. “Lars absolutely loves him—he’s like a
control his temperature with my body—it’s
grandfather figure,” Larissa said.
incredible.” Holding Lars is one of Larissa’s
daily joys. Born at just 1 pound, 9 ounces,
Lars was so fragile and sick that his mother
As Larissa gets ready to leave the hospital
couldn’t hold him in her arms until he was 2
for a few hours, she notices the custodian
weeks old. “When the nurse placed him in
stopping by to empty the garbage. The
my arms the first time, I can’t even describe
custodian asks how Lars is doing today, a daily
it. I was so scared. I just kept whispering in
ritual that always brings a smile to Larissa’s
his ear ‘We can do this,’” Larissa said.
face. It comforts her to know that everyone on the floor is cheering for her little boy.
3:15 p.m. Larissa sits down and talks to one of
the chaplains on staff. “The support at
After a long day, Larissa returns home and
Children’s is unbelievable,” Larissa said.
eats dinner with the rest of her family. “I’m
“The emotional support they give to you is
lucky to have such a strong support system
just amazing—the way they talk to you, the
right now,” she said. Her mother and brother
way they treat you, the way they give you
both live in Atlanta and help her as much as
hope.” Larissa meets often with child life
possible with meals, emotional support and
specialists, social workers and chaplains as
visiting. “Lars is the first grandchild and the
she navigates the rollercoaster ride that is
first nephew. He has so many people around
having a child in the NICU. “If you’re crying,
him that love him, care for him and root for
they’ll give you a hug even if they don’t
him,” Larissa said. “I couldn’t do this without
know what caused the tears.”
my family.” 8 p.m. Each evening, she makes one last trip to the NICU to tuck her son in and say goodnight. The nurses are changing lines and fluids, and for most of the babies on the floor, it’s bath time. Larissa bathes Lars herself, a seasoned sponge-bath veteran after 100 nightly visits to the NICU. 11 p.m. Just before getting in bed, Larissa calls the NICU to check on Lars one last time. She
Larissa and her mother with Lars.
goes to sleep only to wake up and do it all again tomorrow.
A legacy of caring In the spring of 2001, the retirement of Leila Denmark, M.D., marked the end of more than seven decades as a practicing pediatrician. Throughout her long career, Dr. Denmark cared for thousands of children in Georgia and was the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Today, Dr. Denmark’s legacy of passionate care lives on at Children’s thanks to her recently established endowment. In 1924, a young 26-year-old Denmark
For Children’s, endowments are important
convinced the admissions staff at the
because they provide a crucial source of
Medical College of the University of Georgia
funds that helps to ensure extraordinary care
in Augusta, Georgia, to admit her to the
and improved outcomes for generations of
freshman class. She was the lone woman in
patients to come. They also enhance our
a class of some 50 men. After graduation,
financial stability and long-term viability.
she became the first intern at the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, now
For donors, endowments provide an
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and she
opportunity to make a lasting impact on
admitted its first patient.
children and their families. An endowment gift ensures that programs important to the
Upon Dr. Denmark’s death in 2012 at the
donor will survive into the future.
remarkable age of 114, she bequeathed funds to Children’s that established an
Dr. Denmark’s gift to Children’s in the form
endowment to provide for ongoing
of an endowment reflected her desire to
physician education. As a result, the Dr. Leila
help ensure that future generations of
Denmark Physician Education Endowment
physicians at Children’s continue to provide
extraordinary care for children.
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Marcus Autism Center Strategic Plan $40,000,000 Clinical care and research $20,492,618 Unique patient services $14,360,368
Unrestricted $9,280,833 Physician training $2,504,329 Strong4Life $1,527,523
Your 2013 donations at work On average, it costs $3.7 million a day to operate our facilities. Generous support from the community provides the foundation for the work that Childrenâ€™s is able to perform every day Donor funds are essential to our not-forprofit organization and allow us to offer highquality care and enable our staff to treat a wide range of pediatric conditions. Here, we provide a snapshot of how donor support is making a difference in the lives of kids .
Your 2013 donations at work Marcus Autism Center Strategic Plan: $40,000,000 From developing new treatments and technologies to understanding the earliest signs of autism, Marcus Autism Center is one of the largest autism centers in the U.S., and one of only three National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Centers of Excellence. Marcus Autism Center is striving to directly influence the future of thousands of kids through initiatives such as eye-tracking technology, the Autism Navigator instructional tool, research expansion, care coordination efforts and telemedicine. Our hope is that these initiatives will help future generations of children with autism and related disorders get the care they need.
Clinical care and research: $20,492,618 Ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for kids in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We offer access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and preventative care programs because children need care
made just for them. Additionally, Children’s collaborates with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and other academic institutions on more than 600 active research studies. Advances in medicine and enhanced patient care are a direct result of this research. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia and beyond.
Unique patient services: $14,360,368 At Children’s, we care about the whole child, and our approach is uniquely designed for kids. This means helping a child physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, if needed. Specially trained child life specialists educate patients about their illness and help support them during stressful experiences and procedures. Other specialists encourage patients to express their feelings through art and music therapy. And since a child’s life is centered around his family, a crucial element of recovery is the family’s involvement. While at Children’s, the whole family can benefit from the emotional support provided by social workers, chaplains and our seven pet therapy dogs.
On average, it costs $3.7 million a day
At Children’s, our mission is to make kids
to operate Children’s, and we couldn’t
better today and healthier tomorrow.
do it all without the generosity of the
To help us in this task we launched
community. From patient family financial
Strong4Life, a wellness movement
assistance and support staff to medical
designed to ignite societal change and
equipment maintenance and training,
reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity
every dollar counts. As a not-for-profit
and its associated diseases in Georgia.
organization, we depend on our donors
Strong4Life is a movement dedicated to
to help us continue to give patients and
designing and delivering new, exciting
their families the excellent pediatric care
programs to encourage Georgia families
that has been available to our community
to take simple steps toward healthier,
for almost 100 years.
happier lives. Through our collaborations
Physician training: $2,504,329
with school programs, summer camps,
Donor support enables Children’s to offer
and educate families and kids about the
numerous pediatric specialty fellowships
importance of staying Strong4Life through
and residencies for physicians at our three
healthy eating and activities.
and community organizations like the YMCA, we are working to raise awareness
hospitals. Recruiting bright, well-qualified doctors through our training programs ensures our continued ability to provide extraordinary care for our patients now and in the future.
2013 fundraising year in review Thank you for helping kids get back to doing what they do best—being kids. The following are highlights from more than $80 million in donations made to Children’s last year. Aflac and the Aflac Field Force raised
CURE Childhood Cancer committed $1.6
$8.2 million for the Aflac Cancer and Blood
million to Children’s for childhood cancer
research and physician fellows. CURE also provided lunch and dinner once a week to
Our hardworking Friends volunteers
patient families in the Aflac Cancer Center.
presented a check for more than $2.5 million to Children’s. Thanks to the fundraising of
The Marcus Foundation gave a $25 million
our Friends members, Children’s is able
gift to Marcus Autism Center. Additionally,
to not only offer patients specialized care
the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation donated
and equipment, but also fund cutting-edge
$15 million to Marcus Autism Center. These
research into new treatments.
transformational gifts will ensure that the center continues to maximize the potential of
The Children’s 1998 Society celebrated its 12th
children with autism today and to change the
year with over 240 physician members and more
very nature of autism for children tomorrow.
than $6.2 million raised to date for Children’s. Last year, physicians raised $820,000 of critically
The 2013 Care-a-Thon was a record-breaking
needed funds, a portion of which benefited
success raising $1.6 million for childhood cancer
updates to our ECMO technology.
research, family support team positions and fellowships at the Aflac Cancer Center.
The eighth annual Big Splash was another
More than $235,000 was raised through two
great success, raising $386,500 for Marcus
events, the Matt Ryan Celebrity-Am Golf
Autism Center. Held at the Georgia
Tournament in April and Dinner for Two
Aquarium, the theme for the evening was
with #2 in September with special guest
The Great Regatta, and guests enjoyed a
Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons.
nautical evening featuring a live auction and entertainment and were treated to
Children’s Miracle Network raised $75,000
the culinary expertise of renowned chef
in the first year of Miracle Marathon, a
virtual fundraising campaign encouraging participants to commit to performing a mile
The Hope and Will Ball celebrated its 10th
of activity every day for a month with the
year with over 700 guests in attendance at
goal of establishing healthy habits.
this black-tie gala. The evening kicked off with an elegant welcome reception and a
The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation
silent auction, followed by a dinner program,
invested $750,000 in our Cancer
an exciting live auction and dancing. One of
Survivorship Program, which addresses the
Children’s largest fundraisers, the 2013 Hope
unique needs of childhood cancer survivors
and Will Ball raised $640,000.
who are at least two years off therapy.
Over the course of the year, more than $2.6
The first Strong4Life Superhero Sprint at
million was raised for Hughes Spalding
Piedmont Park raised more than $58,000
hospital, which included a very special event
for Strong4Life, the Children’s movement
in December. NBA great Dikembe Mutombo
dedicated to reversing the epidemic of
spread holiday cheer by delivering toys—
childhood obesity and its associated
bringing smiles to the faces of our patients.
diseases in Georgia.
The Legacy Circle honored 20 new affiliated
The Women of Style and Substance Spring
Legacy Advisors and 200 Legacy Circle
Fashion Show, presented by Saks Fifth
Members. Members of the Legacy Circle
Avenue and held at the St. Regis Atlanta,
at Children’s have committed to gifts that
raised $200,000 for Children’s. More than
extend beyond their lifetimes, making
500 event attendees lined the runway and
excellence in healthcare for children a
enjoyed a sneak peek at Michael Kors’ Fall
reality now and in the future.
Please visit choa.org/donorreport to view a complete listing of donors who contributed $1,000 or more to Children’s in 2013.
2013 Friends around town The events below represent a few of the many fundraisers hosted by Friends groups last year. a
North Buckhead and Brookhaven Friends worked together to throw an elegant backyard bash. For 19 years, mothers and daughters have donned their Sunday best and enjoyed afternoon tea and a fashion show to benefit Children’s at the Fairy Tale Tea.
J. Crew got attendees ready for spring with a private viewing event supporting Children’s.
The ladies had a great day serving up love and adding hope for the patients at the annual Hope and Will Tennis Challenge.
Our Distinguished Clown Corps helped us raise more than $100,000 this year and brought countless smiles to children at the hospital and along the Children’s Christmas Parade route.
East Cobb Friends were overjoyed to support Children’s at their annual Wine Auction and Gala. The sold-out crowd, hosted by event cochairs Ann Hart Hunter and Elizabeth Draughon, enjoyed a Mexican twist to the annual Summer Sizzle event which featured a mariachi band. Neighbors and friends enjoyed delicious food and beverage tastings at the annual Taste of the Highlands. Guests enjoyed the fun of dressing up while rocking to the live tunes of 70s band Yacht Rock Schooner at the annual Nine at Night event.
More 2013 Friends around town j
Eight women of style and substance were honored at the 2013 Women of Style and Substance Spring Fashion Show for their philanthropic support of the community.
Guests at the Brookwood Hills Home Tour were inspired by art, architecture and unique interior design through the five homes featured on the 2013 tour.
The Rockettes kicked off the holiday season at Children’s with their famous high-kicks and cheer. They even stopped by the hospital to teach the patients and Hope and Will their famous poses.
Children’s Trustee Elizabeth Blake and her husband, Frank Blake, CEO of The Home Depot, enjoyed the Big Splash with Children’s Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Goldman and his wife, Laurie Ann.
From bake sales to lemonade stands, the Generous Generation program instilled values of philanthropy and volunteering beginning at a young age.
Our sold-out crowd of fashionistas enjoyed a luncheon and fashion presentation at the Saks Fashion Show benefiting Marcus Autism Center.
Gene Hayes, President of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, and Chief Executive Officer Donna Hyland pose with the Ball’s Honorary Chair Committee. As one of Children’s largest fundraising events, the 10th anniversary Hope and Will Ball honored its past Ball chairs for their leadership and dedication to making the event what it is today.
During our Small Dreams event, guests and patients were delighted at the sight of hundreds of butterflies fluttering around the garden at Scottish Rite hospital.
Mark your calendar JULY Care-a-Thon Thursday, July 31
AUGUST Care-a-Thon Friday, Aug. 1
Neon Vibe 5K Friday, Aug. 1
Summer Sizzle Friday, Aug. 22
SEPTEMBER Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl College Corner at the TOUR Championship Friday, Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 14
OCTOBER 24 Hours of Booty Cycling Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5
Hope and Will Family Challenge Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26
NOVEMBER Kids II Strong Legs Run Saturday, Nov. 1
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