Community AEDs

Local Organizations Benefit from GGSM/GGSMA Endowment Fund

The Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine/Alliance Endowment Fund advisory committee met in June to award its annual grant allocations. The committee was not able to fully fund all the grant requests but they hope that the following allocations will be of great benefit to the organizations.

$2,500 – Freedom House
Help with the purchase of new van for drug and alcohol program which reunites mothers and their children

$1,800 – Guilford County Department Of Public Health
5K road race benefiting over 1800 kids

$1,000 – Internal Medicine Teaching Program
Given annually to support the Internal Medicine
Given in honor of Tom Nolan, MD Teaching Program at Moses Cone Hospital.

$1,500 – Smoke Free Guilford
Hire graduate student and cover expenses for internet presence, currently a website and Facebook listing.

$2,000 – Out of the Garden Project
Supplies backpacks with 8 lbs. of food for children and their families for the weekend.

$1,000 – Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency
Help sponsor National Men’s Health Day

$1,000 – Restoration Place
Providing affordable counseling services to women who would not otherwise be able to receive the help they need

$2,000 – Sanctuary House
Supplement cost of supplying healthy meals to persons with severe mental illnesses

The fund has supported community agencies since 1985. With this year’s allocations the total amount given by the physician members and Alliance is $187,486.00. Allocations are made each year in June. While all endowment funds have suffered losses during the past few years, the needs have continued to grow. If you know of a special health related need in our community that is not being met, please contact the Medical Society in March, 2012. It is the mission of this fund to promote awareness of health related needs and to support those needs through charitable giving. Anyone wishing to honor a loved one or a community physician may make a donation to the GGSM/Alliance Endowment Fund. Please contact the Society office at 336.297.1278 for further information. Your generosity will not only enable the fund to grow, but also sustains our ability to make a difference in the community.

KITS (Keeping in Touch Socially)

Keep checking back for future KITS events

Mini Medics

Mini Medics (formerly Moms & Tots) is a monthly playgroup for physician spouses and their young children. Activities are planned throughout the year, based on the availability of members. Are you on the email list?  Email Rosa Braden (rosemarydominic@gmail.comto get involved.

 

Mini Medics group shotPrevious activities have included::

Pumpkin picking and hay ride at J Razz and Tazz Farm

Greensboro Science Center

Greensboro Children’s Museum

Backyard Paradise

ArtQuest

All a Flutter Butterfly Farm

Strawberry picking at Rudd Farm

Keeley Park Sprayground

Doctors Day

Doctors DayDoctors Day will be held this year on March 12, 2016 at a new venue, the Greensboro Children’s Museum.

This fun event gives Alliance members a chance to reach out to children in our community with activities to teach about healthy snacks, fitness and first aid. Plus, physician spouses provide teddy bear and doll checkups. Make plans to join us to help for this exciting event!

Stay tuned for our volunteer signup, or email ggsmacontact@gmail.com to be added to our list for future communications.