The Cobb Health Futures Foundation (CHFF) Board hosted Cobb County officials and local business leaders Thursday morning for the 2nd annual breakfast event at The Home Depot headquarters. The event focused on promoting awareness of the Foundation and its mission to provide financial, fundraising, and advocacy support for critical Cobb Public Health programs.
The theme for this year’s fundraising breakfast was “Healthier Children, Healthier Cobb,” and highlighted the impact that support from local business partners, community leaders and for- profit health organizations can have on access to crucial healthcare for under-served populations in Cobb County. Partnership remarks from Presenting Sponsor Stephanie Perilli, Senior Director, Medical Health Management, The Home Depot, demonstrated the mutual benefits of strong local partnerships in public health, and the effect those efforts have on communities at large.
“Access to healthcare is often the first barrier to receiving care for families and individuals in our community who are underinsured, in need or otherwise vulnerable,” said Ryan Patrick, Foundation Chair and Partner with Smith, Tumlin, McCurley & Patrick, P.C. “The willingness of our partners to dedicate resources to programs like Babies Can’t Wait, Perinatal Case Management and Children’s Medical Services strengthens the bonds of our community and provides access to services that help all of our residents lead safe, healthy and productive lives.”
A highlight of the event was Candice and Matt Wells sharing “Sophie’s Story,” an inside glimpse of the family’s experience with the Babies Can’t Wait program and the positive impact it had during a difficult time in their lives.
Thursday’s event, catered by The Home Depot, was also sponsored by MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service, Drs. Carol and Noel Holtz, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Perinatal Associates, Bank of North Georgia, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Greg Herren, Kennesaw State University Executive MBA Program, Northwest YMCA, PointeNorth Insurance Group, Research 1, Smith, Tumlin, McCurley & Patrick, P.C., Carol and David Wells and the Whaley Family.