September is upon us and with it comes cooler days reminiscent of back to school, football games and the approaching holidays. And for me it takes on the significance of the milestones and watershed moments of client projects.
For example, some of you may not know, but September is National Preparedness Month, a fact lost on me before I began working with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign. National Preparedness Month is a call to action for residents to prepare, plan and stay informed about potential local threats. Are you and your family ready? If not, take Ready Georgia’s advice and make the time this month to access what you need for emergency planning. Familiarize yourself with the recommended checklist of critical items and planning tools available.
Another client, the TJ Martell Foundation, is promoting Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner, a unique tri-city fundraiser that includes fine wine, gourmet food and celebrities. The event raises money for research and development at our own Winship Cancer Institute of Emory, recently designated a National Cancer Institute. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the researchers who are benefiting and was moved by the fact that their facilities are located directly above the patient treatment center, a daily reminder of why they’re doing what they do.
And lastly, Murphy-Harpst, a residential therapeutic treatment center for abused children, is launching a new website to help spread the word about the amazing work its doing and give Georgians a chance to help give our most vulnerable citizens healing and hope.
I count myself lucky to witness and be a small part of the work accomplished by these varied and valuable organizations.