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We strive to accomplish our goals through an emphasis on primary health care and disease prevention, the promotion of health policy, health research and increased access to health care education for the people of the Congo.
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Atlanta Sports Council to Honor Dikembe Mutombo with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Coca-C
ATLANTA (March 19, 2019) – Former NBA star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Atlanta Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Coca-Cola at the 2019 Atlanta Sports Awards on June 20 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Tickets to the event are now available for purchase here.
From 1991 to 2009, Mutombo spent his days on the court, where he became known as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time. He led the NBA in blocked shots for five consecutive seasons and blocks per game for a record three consecutive seasons. Throughout his career, Mutombo was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times and was an eight-time NBA All Star.
NBA Hall of Famer + Humanitarian, Dikembe Mutombo, visits BD!
BD associates at Company headquarters in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, received quite a surprise on Wednesday, May 1. NBA Hall of Famer, humanitarian and friend of BD — Dikembe Mutombo — visited Franklin Lakes, to speak with associates about his mission of improving health, education and quality of life around the world.
Dikembe, joined by Drs. Mimi and Louis Kanda, thanked BD for its latest contribution to the Dikembe Motombo Foundation (DMF), comprised of $50,000 cash and $25,000 in product, which was used to train healthcare workers at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital.
Dikembe Meets with the Lightner Y Achievers
On Thursday, April 18, 2019 a group of 39 high school students (juniors and seniors) from Raleigh, NC arrived in Atlanta on a college tour (Clark University, SCAD, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Emory University, Georgia State and Georgia Tech). These students are with the Lightner Y Achievers<https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs-services/clubs-activities/lightner-y-achievers> program named after Clarence Lightner the first African-American mayor of Raleigh, N.C. The program focuses on after-school tutorials, mentoring, model U.N. and SAT preparation. They meet on Saturdays with business executives, nonprofit organizations and civic leaders to discuss philanthropy, civil engagement, leadership and higher education. The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation treated the group and their chaperones to an afternoon at the Georgia Aquarium. Dikembe Mutombo met with the eager students before they returned home.
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