Good deeds

The Heart and Sole Foundation recently donated $30,000 to the MCG Health Children's Medical Center's heart program. The money was raised during the second annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk held in March. The fundraiser was started by Stacey Haskins (center) in memory of her niece Margaret Bowen McElreath. Receiving the check for the children's hospital are Dr. William Kanto, medical director, and Barbara Meeks, vice president of pediatric patient care services.

- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Windsor Spring Road recently helped raise more than $1,100 through a charity breakfast to help employee Lisa Hill with medical bills for her son Quintell, who is diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.


The restaurant, in conjunction with the Bobby Jones Road Wal-Mart store and Bi-Lo , conducted a $5-a-plate pancake breakfast with 100 percent of the event, including server tips, donated to the Hill family.

The restaurant's management said they plan to organize another fun raiser in the near future.

People interested in participating in an upcoming event or wanting to make a donation can call General Manager Craig Brown or Assistant General Manager Janece DiFranco at (706) 798-0717 or (706) 796 0752.

- Eye Care One provided free screenings for all children participating in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta program during three events in April.

Staff performed optometric examinations and screened for eye and vision conditions that may have been undetected.

- The Healthcare Georgia Foundation has dedicated its community service award program to former board member and community leaders Joseph D. Greene who died after a long-term battle with cancer last year.

Last month the Atlanta-based organization honored six individuals and one community collaborative with the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award. The Foundation's mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities.



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Good Deeds