The 4th Annual "Caring for Congo" gala was hosted on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at The St. Regis Atlanta.
All proceeds benefited the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
EVENT PURPOSE AND SCOPE
To celebrate, the undeniable contributions of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation. Dikembe's dream started with the creation of his namesake Foundation in 1997. His dream for a new hospital in his homeland became a reality when the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital opened its doors to patients in December 2007. The hospital named in memory of his beloved mother, has a capacity of 150 beds and it is supported by a state of the art emergency room, intensive care unit, well-stocked pharmacy and a modern radiology department. The hospital services encompass several dimensions, which make it unique in the context of health care delivery on the continent of Africa and in other under-served areas. To date, the hospital has treated over 120,000 Congolese men, women and children.
Many thanks and gratitude to our Gala Honorees who were presented with the Caring for Congo Award for their continued support and dedication:
A very special Thank You to our Caring for Congo Sponsors
Your support allows us to send much needed medical supplies, equipment, and surgical instruments to our hospital. Hundreds of men, women, and children in the Congo are receiving lifesaving treatments because of your support. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
The Coca-Cola Company
Alston & Bird
Bank of America
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Fulton Dekalb Hospital Authority
The Marriott Marquis Atlanta
Panton Capital Holdings
Ed Voyles Automotive Group