More Than Healthcare

According to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, one in six Georgians has low literacy skills, and 63% of Georgia’s third graders are not reading on grade level.[i] That is why WellStar Health System, one of the largest and most integrated health systems in Georgia, is joining forces with the Rotary Clubs of Marietta, Smyrna and Atlanta-Brasil on a new…

Wine, Dine and Save Marine Life

Dive into your passion for wine and giving at the 14th annual Aqua Vino at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, Oct. 4, offering an exclusive opportunity to sample more than 150 wines from around the world, cuisine from more than 40 of Atlanta’s premier restaurants, and directly benefit Georgia Aquarium’s global research and conservation programs. 

Friends Who Give to Their Community

The Vinings Village Woman’s Club is celebrating 40 years of friendship. The Club’s mission is to expand opportunities for friendship within the Vinings Village, along with support civic and cultural activities and beautification of the entrances of the village.  

RoundUp for the Animals

Ted and Rosey Varna are huge animal lovers. After volunteering with the Cobb County Animal Services shelter for 3 1/2 years, they had to give it up due to the emotional toll it was taking. They had seen too many animals euthanized.

OrangeTheory Fitness

Julie Stewart and Kim Fishman are sisters and best friends.  Kim’s daughter, Emily, has Rett Syndrome, so they decided to raise awareness and funds for a cure through their business, OrangeTheory Fitness.

Crime Victims Advocacy Council

There are many organizations such as food pantries, shelters and clinics that help meet needs of people throughout the year. Some people experience a serious, violent crime like homicide. Many people in the metro Atlanta area know someone who has lost a loved one due to a horrific crime. The Vinings United Methodist Church has memorialized around 6,500 names of murder victims…

Restoring Dignity to People’s Lives

The remarkable extent of Must Ministries accomplishments serving thousands of people in crisis in Marietta, Smyrna and Canton started small in 1971. Since then, generations of leadership, volunteers and donors turned Must’s all-inclusive “wraparound services” into the top-rated organization it is today. 

Helping Children Exceed the Mark

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, packages, boxes, ribbons and bows, and, of course, mall madness and traffic jams. The holiday season can be a bit overwhelming, and sometimes we get caught up in it and forget the reason for the season, but two inspiring pediatricians are giving back to their…

ArtsBridge Foundation Brings the Performing Arts to Georgia Students

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the South have been able to experience live performing arts because of the ArtsBridge Foundation. This non-profit is the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. It is dedicated to providing quality performing arts education programs designed to engage, motivate and elevate the next generation of artists and arts…

Jeff Wigbels Honored at American Cancer Society’s Hope Ball

Jeff Wigbels is a long time surfer, triathlete, marathon runner, golfer and skier. He never played football. Yet when he refers to one of the most important persons in his life, he calls Dr. Roy S. Herbst, his “quarterback.” It was this energetic quarterback who led the powerful offense on Jeff’s battle against stage four non-smoker lung cancer, making accurate…

Chasing Normal

Global Health Innovation’s Mission of Caring for Moms and Babies with HIV I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS. … Continued

Be the Change You Want 
to See This Year

True heart health - not the kind that comes from diet and exercise - is a key and often overlooked piece of wellness. It’s the kind that comes from giving one hour, dollar, Saturday, or element of your schedule. That kind of health can help change the trajectory of one life. According to a study published in the International Journal…