BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Creating opportunities for underserved kids

CCC founder Amy Ziede (top right) joins co-executive director Dara Grant and some costumed youngsters at last year’s fall festival.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 1994, 12-year-old Sandy Springs resident Amy Zeide heard a news show about a thief stealing toys intended for children at a homeless shelter and was so affected that she decided to use her allowance and babysitting money […]

SLAYING A DEADLY FOE

One strike against pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer survivor Debra Bradley has traveled to D.C. to meet with legislators to request additional funding for research.

BY: Mickey Goodman

The diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer was devastating to Debra Bradley, managing director of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Buckhead office. Even more shattering, she was not a surgical candidate because of the location of the tumors. “I immediately […]

ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Retired executive chairs major fundraiser

Devoted volunteer Karen Atkins (left) and PADV president Nancy Friauf don aprons to prepare meals at an area safe house.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Getting involved in the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) was a natural fit for Buckhead resident Karen Atkins, who has personal experience with domestic violence and wanted to help others in similar situations. The organization’s mission is to […]

SOARING WITH THE ANGELS

One man’s missions of mercy.

Volunteer pilot John Alston and Angel Flight Soars executive director Jeanine Chambers stand with a young boy and his mother as he heads off for medical treatment.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Buckhead resident John Alston, the founder and CEO of ClubDrive, was learning to fly, he looked for a way to use his hobby to help others. The answer was Angel […]

KIDS RAISING MONEY FOR KIDS

Creating awareness for autism.

Twin power: Jesse Faller, Luke Greenfield, Sophie Greenfield and Cole Faller kick off last year’s Go Long For Luke tournament.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2013, Go Long For Luke, a flag football tournament, was created by Luke Greenfield’s twin sister, Sophie, and their friends Cole and Jesse Faller—also twins— after meeting at their school in East Hills, New York.

Cole’s poem, My Buddy […]

MORE TIME TO SERVE

Retirement provides a golden opportunity for one area resident.

Dan Miller digs in to help plant 100 trees in south Atlanta in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation.

BY: Mickey Goodman

For Dan Miller, former vice president and general manager for the Atlanta region at Enterprise Holdings, retirement is not about slowing down but rather ramping up his involvement in the Atlanta community. He’s already been […]

SEEING THE WORLD

Local ophthalmologist gives the gift of sight to those in need

Dr. Alan Benedict volunteers his services and supplies to help people in under served countries with vision related issues.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2005, Buckhead resident Dr. Alan Benedict read an article in a medical journal about Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE International) and how it was seeking ophthalmologists and medical personnel to volunteer in […]

FAMILY ON A MISSION

Annual event raises millions for cystic fibrosis

Father-daughter duo Millard Choate and Emily Choate Bridges with one of the antique vehicles on display at their annual Cars & Q for the Cause fundraiser.

BY: Mickey Goodman
PHOTO: CatMax Photography

Emily Choate Bridges of Brookhaven and Leann Ott met in preschool and immediately became BFFs. Their families also bonded, so when Ott was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) […]

VETERAN VOLUNTEER HONORED

Local woman recognized for service to ill children

Ultimate Camp Twin Lakes volunteer Elizabeth Correll Richards was recently recognized for her years of service.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Elizabeth Correll Richards of Buckhead had a connection to Camp Twin Lakes long before she was old enough to volunteer. Her father, Pete Correll, former CEO of Georgia- Pacific, helped secure the company’s donation of 115 acres near Rutledge, […]

CHEFS FIGHT HUNGER OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN

These restaurateurs can ride

A hurricane didn’t keep Il Giallo’s Leonardo Moura (left) and Jamie Adams from riding to raise funds for No Kid Hungry

BY: Mickey Goodman

Leonardo Moura and Jamie Adams are known for creating memorable meals at their Sandy Springs restaurant, Il Giallo. They’re also known for their philanthropy, particularly bicycling in the 300- mile Chefs Cycle to raise funds for No Kid […]