April 15, 2015

National Volunteer Week 2015

Each year we have the opportunity to honor outstanding volunteers from around the community. This week of recognition is called National Volunteer Week and takes place in April.


March 20, 2015

You won’t just be buying factor, you’ll be buying yourself better treatment centers and, hopefully someday soon, a cure

My elementary school had a school store.  Started by the PTA, the store was staffed by students before classes began for the day and sold pencils, paper, and other supplies. The prices were competitive, probably even better than those of local merchants.  But we didn’t buy from the school store because of price -- we bought from the store because of what it did for our school.  The money raised by the store allowed us, the students and the PTA, to fund projects that would otherwise not have happened.  In the 1960s in Florida, it allowed us to finally air-condition all of our classrooms.


January 16, 2015

What a Novel Idea: A Course on Taking Care of Ourselves!

Doing the right thing is often a crystal clear decision. But sometimes ethical dilemmas arise. Life can throw us some “gray” between the black and white. These situations require mental work and even conversations with those we trust.


December 22, 2014

The Giving Spirit

It’s that time of year when you run around with a shopping list of gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors, and of course, family. If you’re stumped on what to get people on your list, think about honoring them with a donation to Hemophilia of Georgia.


November 20, 2014

Joining Hands with You this Thanksgiving

It’s time to roast the turkey, mash the potatoes and bake a pumpkin pie. It’s also that time of year when we join hands around the table and say our prayers of thanks for all the blessings we’ve received throughout the year.


October 2, 2014

Voting: A Personal Story

My father and I have never agreed on political candidates. We’ve ruined many a Thanksgiving dinner in misguided attempts at convincing one another to swing towards the opposite end of the political spectrum. Inevitably, the good-natured ribbing leads to good-natured complaining, which escalates to good-natured shouting before ending with some good-natured pouting over a slice of pecan pie.


September 18, 2014

My Reflections of 30 Years with HoG

Yesterday at my Vistage meeting (small business CEO group) I learned that great leaders are great because they have great followers. As I reflect over these past thirty years at HoG, I wholeheartedly agree with the statement. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest followers in the world.


July 28, 2014

My Experience at GTI

My experience at Georgia Teen Institute (GTI) was like no other. I met so many caring and generous leaders. My favorite moments at GTI were with my family group and with my team. I was truly blessed to be paired with such amazing people that week.


June 19, 2014

Expect the Unexpected: Behind the Scenes at HoG Events

The spring event season at HoG was one big fun-filled adventure. Our days were jam-packed with detailed checklists, planning meetings, storage runs and lots of packing in order to properly prepare for our upcoming events. Three fabulous Trot to Clot Walk/Runs, one lovely Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Reception, and an exciting new event at the Gwinnett Braves game all took place in two quick months.


May 7, 2014

Celebrating 25 years: A Yankee and a Southern Belle Unite to Improve Care and Treatment

In April, we celebrated Ruth Brown’s 25th anniversary at Hemophilia of Georgia.  Ruth serves as Vice President of Programs at HoG.  When I first met Ruth, I was a newly transplanted Yankee and she appeared to be a Southern Belle.