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June 29, 2010

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June 29, 2010

CHAAMPS is a wonderful asset to the Atlanta community, providing critical and timely healthcare to men who otherwise would not recieve care. I hope they continue to grow in the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helped to give healthcare to men in the Atlanta area/

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 29, 2010

Last year was my first time volunteering for CHAMPS and it was a great and exciting event. I appreciate what this is doing for the community in continuous care of african american men. It is very important that these type of events are done on a regular basis. I had a great time volunteering and I look forward to this upcoming event again in September. I had a blast.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By working as a volunteer, I really enjoyed the staff and others that I worked with on last year. I enjoyed it so much, I would have wanted to work for them and their clinic as a medical assistant. Very good teamwork involvement.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 28, 2010

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June 28, 2010

Last September was my first time volunteering with CHAMPS. It was a great experience and I was very impress by the sheer turn out of volunteers and clients. That spoke volumes to me. I look forward to volunteering again this year in September because I feel that this experience is worthy of my time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my short time volunteering there.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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June 28, 2010

Dr. Bennett is the founder of CHAMPS. He is also my doctor. He successfully treated me for prostate cancer and guided me through the recovery process (which was complicated). While in recovery, I attended an event in 2008. It was well organized, many physcians, nurses,a variety of healthcare personell and volunteers with no special training. Not only did patients receive a complete healthcare screening they also recieved one-on-one counseling with a physician after all tests and exams were completed - Before they walked out the door. What amazes me, in 2008 and 2009, was the large number of people who had insurance, but just do not see their doctors. The most common explanation is ductibles are so high, they feel like they do not have insurance. The cost for this type of exam, in the open market wourd be several thousand dollars. However due to the hard work of Dr. Bennett and his volunteers the actual cost is around $100/patient examined. I find that to be the best bargain in healthcare today. Cost to the patient -NOTHING. Thanks to money, products and services donated by the companies and people of Atlanta, Georgia. This started out as a prostate awareness program and is now full medical exam program. In between patients the physicians are also doing educational presentations to the audience, to give them a better grasp on better health and tips on how to stay healthy and recognize early warning sighns. Dr. Bennett saved my life. His organization CHAMPS and its volunteers every year do the same thing for any person who attends the event. Regardless of economic or insurance status. Thank You CHAMPS GAT - Former board member

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my participation as a volunteer and board member.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it regional or even national

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hard work the volunteers do in the months prior to the event

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All fields in healthcare

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a nationally recognized and integral part of bringing better healthcare to America's citizens and be a frontrunner in preventive medicine

Ways to make it better...

the public would recognize it for what it does for general health and not think of it as an event focused on prostate cancer and disease

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy and its effect on philantrophy

One thing I'd also say is that...

Big Philantropic organizations with an interest on healthcare can partner with CHAMPS, collect data and really understand the healthcare needs of America's people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 28, 2010

This is a program that has established a legacy of men's health advocacy and service delivery in Atlanta, and beyond. It has demonstrated that adult men ARE concerned about their health and, given the opportunity, they will take advantage of health services.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen several men undergo screenings, and heard of occasions where men's lives have been improved (and sometimes saved) as a result of this program.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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June 28, 2010

CHAMPS continues to be an inspiring and valuable force for health education and awareness. Our annual event does a remarkable job of bringing together community, health professionals, and faith based organizations. Every year it continuously bears fruit, nourishing the community with health screenings, panels, and information that enable men to take charge of their own health and live longer. CHAMPS gives the community a voice and a platform to learn about prevention, early detection, and treatment. I highly recommend CHAMPS and continuing support of this endeavor.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the positive responses attendees give year after year, the long lines of attendess receiving health screenings, and the smiles. All of these indications tell me that CHAMPS is filling the gap of need.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the impact we have had on people's lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional, self-sacrificing, dedicated, and devoted.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more men, create more smiles, and reduce disparities in more communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 28, 2010

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June 28, 2010

CHAMPS is a wonderful organization!!! As a volunteer I got the chance to interact with a large number of people and most importantly I was able to help them take care of their healthcare needs. This organization is a great contributor to this community that is in desperate need of healthcare services. I very much enjoyed volunteering and will continue to do so at future events.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving my time to volunteer and seeing how happy the people that attended were after they had received all their screenings and received all this information.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

recruit more volunteers in order to assist in making the event flow faster and more smoothly. Also, more advertising so we can exceed our previous amount of participants, which was 600!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting with all the new and interesting people I met.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

doctors, nurses, greek life, various participants

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a HUGE success! We would have the funding to be able to advertise a lot in order to reach out to more people and ultimately help them prevent disease and educate them about health lifestyles. We could have the opportunity to help save more lives.

Ways to make it better...

we had more volunteers to switch shifts with.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the funding in order to continue to make the event not only possible, but a huge success.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this event is a great asset to helping our community and is soo important that it continue to be held annually.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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June 28, 2010

What a great Summit! Last year was my first time participating as a volunteer. I have 6 yrs experience working as a Microbiology Medical Tech but I currently am a public health professional. I was able to put both skills to use at the Summit. As I performed certifuges of blood samples and the nearby HIV testing line extended past my centrifuge station, I found myself talking with men who were waiting in line about why it was so important to get HIV tested.Some wanted to leave the summit and not wait any longer in the line to get tested but I convinced some that knowing your status was worth the wait...and you know what? They agreed and decided to stay in line to get tested. I can't wait to volunteer again this year!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The huge variety of free primary and specialized care services they were able to provide to SUmmit participants.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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June 28, 2010

The health fair provided FREE services to detect illness to help prevent long-term health problems. There was a overwhelming number of participants but the event did not end until all participants were evaluated.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the capcity of volunteering to see the impact the free screeing made on the participants who were estatic to be there!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the event two days

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the abiltiy to help in various areas.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide on-going treatment for those without healthcare benefits

Ways to make it better...

I had come to the volunteer training session.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

everyone was helpful!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

I started CHAMPS more than 15 years ago in order to enhance the quality of men's health. I have found with this outreach activity, that each year we have numerous testimonies as to how CHAMPS has improved the quality of their lives. We have been able to diagnose prostate cancer in men as early as the age of 31, as a result of CHAMPS. Additionally, I have received a procalamation from the city of Atlanta in February 2007 based upon the value of community outreach programs such as CHAMPS to enhance the well-being of men in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Treating men for prostate cancer in men who would have otherwise gone un-diagnosed.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enhance the public finding that this organization desperately needs.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The gratification in helping men.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Beautiful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more men who need to be screened for prostate cancer & other diseases and disorders such as colorectal cancer, hypertension, cholesterol, and STDs. A lot of men are walking around with abnormal cholesterol levels & high blood pressure & are unaware!

Ways to make it better...

We had more funding to expand screenings and to provide more health professionals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Obtaining enough funding from various institutions and individuals. We also have a problem reaching the younger male generation.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I look forward to CHAMPS every September!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Assist with the logistics of the community health-care event, that screens men for various diseases including prostate cancer, colon cancer, hypertension, diabetes, STDs, dental, mental health, and foot, assist with obtaining vitals (blood pressure, blood specimens, urine, height, weight, etc.), registration, set-up, break-down, traffic flow, meet and greet, data entry, and more. Volunteer