Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (ARMHC) 4th annual Hearts and
Hands Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at
Georgia Aquarium. The event, which will be hosted by WSB-TV’s David
Chandley, will feature live and silent auctions and a performance by
comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2012 -- Members of the committee for the 4th Annual Hearts and Hands Gala gathered at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters:
Pictured from Back Left: Jeff and Jacquie Wansley, Patron Co-Chairs; Elizabeth and Bart Gobeil, Patron Co-Chairs; David Chandley, Event Host and WSB-TV Meteorologist; Javier Goizueta, Event Chair and Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company and President of The McDonald's Division Worldwide and Melissa Murphy, Auction Chair. Photo Credit: Spark St. Jude
The Coca-Cola Company is the event’s presenting sponsor with Javier
Goizueta, Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company and President of
the McDonald’s Division Worldwide, serving as Event Chair and Muhtar
Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company as Honorary Chair.
“No child should ever have to fight a life-threatening illness without
the love and support of their family nearby. The Ronald McDonald House
is all about keeping families together and it’s a cause that’s very dear
to us at The Coca-Cola Company,” says Javier Goizueta.
Proceeds from the Hearts and Hands Gala will support the operations of
Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses. "With so many families facing
financial hardships – especially those also dealing with the uncertainty
of a child’s illness – the safe haven provided by the Atlanta Ronald
McDonald Houses is more important than ever,” says Linda M. Morris,
President/CEO of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.
This year, Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses will provide temporary
housing and support service to more than 2,000 families of critically
ill and injured children. In 33 years, the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House
Charities have served more than 40,000 families.
For more information about the event, please visit http://www.armhc.org/gala.html.
About Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in
the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in
history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more
than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well
beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and
human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.
Foxworthy will be hosting “The American Bible Challenge” for GSN, a
studio-based game show in which contestants compete based on their
knowledge of the Bible. The show is set to premiere this August.
About David Chandley
David Chandley, AMS certified meteorologist, appears on Channel 2 Action
News at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is involved in team coverage
whenever severe weather breaks. He joined the Action News team in
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in broadcast
journalism, he also completed the broadcast meteorology program at
Mississippi State University. David holds the CBM (Certified Broadcast
Meteorologist) designation from the American Meteorological Society.
This is the highest mark of distinction and recognition available in
David's broadcast career has been all over Georgia, with stops in
Albany, Macon and Columbus. He has been honored with numerous awards,
including four Southeast Emmy Awards and 15 nominations. David has also
received the Associated Press Best Weather Reporting Award 11 times,
most recently in 2012.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage
company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still
brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's
portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta,
Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply,
Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling
beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through
the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than
200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a
day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities,
our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental
footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work
environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of
the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners,
we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than
700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com
or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.
About Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (ARMHC) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
dedicated to serving the needs of children by providing temporary
housing and support services to families of critically ill and injured
children being treated at local children’s hospitals. The two Atlanta
Houses have provided a home away from home to more than 40,000 families
of ill and injured children since the first Atlanta House opened in 1979.
At the Ronald McDonald House, families can enjoy many of the comforts of
home, receive nutritious meals prepared and served by volunteers and
obtain emotional support through contact with other families
experiencing similar situations. No family is turned away if they cannot
afford the small $20 requested contribution and many of these families
stay at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks, and sometimes months, while
their children receive medical treatment.
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