The Fall Ball Supports:
The Denim & Diamonds Fall Ball supports the programs of the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, the not-for-profit arm of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society. The Medical Foundation programs include Project Access, the Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and LifeBridge Chattanooga Physician Well-Being Initiative.
Project Access is a referral program that provides free specialty healthcare for the working poor in Hamilton County, or those who don't qualify for government healthcare assistance and are unable to afford it through their employer. Since April of 2004, Project Access has provided $187 million of donated healthcare to individuals in the program and is fortunate to have more than 1,100 area physicians, the Erlanger, CHI Memorial and Parkridge health systems, Kindred and Siskin hospitals, community health centers and numerous other health care providers as its partners.
For more than 14 years, Hamilton County Project Access has literally changed the lives of its patients giving them the gift of health. A welder is able to return to work after a battle with cancer. A grandmother is able to see her newly born grandchild thanks to improved eyesight. A life-long athlete is able to run again after a knee replacement. These are just some of the stories we hear every day from grateful patients enrolled in Project Access.
The Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine offers high school seniors an intense and in-depth week-long physician shadowing opportunity. Former YLF students have credited the program with their decision to pursue a career in medicine.
The LifeBridge Physician Wellness Initiative provides education and resources on preventing physician burn-out. LifeBridge also offers physicians, residents and medical students free counseling services with vetted counselors
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the Fall Ball this year!