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Mack Wilbourn gathers hundreds of supporters for benefit event

Metro Digest (Feb. 14 - 20)

2/14/2014, 10:11 a.m.
Mack Wilbourn presented the C.H.O.I.C.E.S organization with a $100,000 check. Photo by Caselove Productions.

Atlanta business mogul, Mack Wilbourn hosted a private fundraiser with a 007 Secret Agent theme at the Piedmont Driving Club to benefit the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully, Inc.

In celebration of his 70th birthday, Wilbourn tapped a number of his fellow Atlanta business contemporaries to support the event, which welcomed Mayor Kasim Reed and legendary business leaders from Atlanta and around the world.

 Among the highlights, Wilbourn presented the C.H.O.I.C.E.S organization with a six-figure check, followed by another $25,000 check presentation.

Additionally, Laurel Levy, the Southeast Regional director for Community Relations at Aetna’s Community Relations and Urban Marketing presented C.H.O.I.C.E.S with an additional $35,000 grant check on behalf of the Aetna Foundation.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. is a non-profit organization formed to provide a parent and child resource center for the clinically diagnosed and at-risk children of obesity. For more information visit: www.ChoicesForKids.org.

HBCU bone marrow drive and forum in Atlanta

Morehouse School of Medicine host a forum on Bone Marrow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 24, followed by a Bone Marrow Drive at Spelman College-Lower Manley Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 26. The forum and bone marrow drive are jointly sponsored by the six Atlanta metro area chapters of The Links, Incorporated, and the Be The Match Registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. 

Atlanta Technical College awarded $2,500 Gannett Foundation Grant

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation recently received a $2,500 grant from The Networks of 11Alive and the Gannett Foundation to provide funding for emergency educational and support services for low-income students who are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency through career-focused education.

Great Expressions raised $45,000 on MLK Day

To show support of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision, Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, is donated $45,000 to nonprofit organizations in Georgia, as well as Florida, Michigan and the New York-area. Patients helped support the annual fundraiser by coming in for hygiene treatments, orthodontics and more.

Atlanta Technical College hosts health expo

The Atlanta Technical College Community Health & Wellness Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. Medical providers and non-profits will provide basic health screenings, lead informational workshops and conduct healthy habit demonstrations during the event. The expo, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health & Technology Complex on the campus of Atlanta Technical College. For additional information or vending opportunities, visit contact the Office of Continuing Education at 404-225-4487.