Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Kicks Off “Your Giving is Great Medicine” Capital Campaign with Boots & BBQ All Member Party


The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) Kicked Off the public phase of the “Your Giving is Great Medicine” Capital Campaign with a Boots & BBQ All Member Party Friday, October 27th at the Buckhead Westin in conjunction with the GAFP Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.



Dr. Cowart welcomed special guests including AAFP Board Member Dr. John Bender and his wife Teresa from Colorado and recognized members of our Capital Campaign Leadership Cabinet and the Caduceus Society who have pledged $10,000 or more to the campaign:

Dr. Mike Busman

Dr. Samuel “Le” Church

Dr. Evelyn Lewis & Clark

Dr. Lanny Copeland

Dr. Chip Cowart

Dr. Donald Fordham

Fay Fulton

Dr. “P.J.” Lynn

Dr. Carl McCurdy

Dr. Rolf Meinhold

Dr. Eddie Richardson

Dr. Mitzi Rubin

Dr. George Shannon

Dr. Harry Strothers

Dr. Collyn Steele

Dr. Rick Wherry

GHFA President Dr. Evelyn Lewis & Clark introduced 10 past community health grant recipients in attendance including Dr. Kristen Kettelhut and Dr. Matthew Kahrmann of myTeam Triumph Georgia who brought one of the Axiom ADA approved racing wheelchairs that were purchased using GHFA grant funds this year. 


The “Your Giving is Great Medicine” Capital Campaign seeks to build on the $1 million gift GHFA received from the GAFP last year to raise an additional $3 million to fulfill its mission to enhance the well-being of Georgians through outreach programs that promote healthy practices. Another goal of the campaign is to further the organizational capacity of the Alliance in order to increase the number of community health grants and Tar Wars presentations statewide.

With the public phase of the campaign now underway, Alliance staff will be contacting you in the coming weeks with information on how you can help expand the reach of vital community health initiatives like the Community Health Grant program to find out who in your community we should seek to partner with in the future. Please take a few minutes to respond when GHFA staff outreaches to you in the coming weeks for your feedback and insight regarding this exciting campaign.

To learn more or to make a donation today visit the GHFA website at or email