The leadership group that accepted the $281,881 check for ‘Project DAN’ on October 1 were from left: MAG Foundation President Jack Chapman, M.D., ‘Think About It’ Community Chairman Dallas Gay, Clinical Chairman Tennent Slack, M.D. and MAG President Manoj Shah, M.D.
The Northeast Georgia Medical Center Foundation hosted an October 1 golf tournament that raised nearly $282,000 that the Medical Association of Georgia of Foundation (MAG Foundation) will use to fund ‘Project Dan’ (deaths avoided by naloxone) in 13 counties in northeast Georgia.
MAG Foundation President Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D., says that the proceeds from the ‘Medical Center Open’ will be used to develop and disseminate communications resources that address naloxone (which temporarily reverses the effects of an opioid overdose) and Georgia’s ‘Amnesty 9-1-1’ law (which allows trained first responders to administer naloxone and which provides limited immunity for people who call 911 for drug overdoses) – as well as purchasing prescription drug disposal boxes.
The MAG Foundation has been fighting prescription drug abuse in the state with its ‘Think About It’ campaign since 2012.