Living and Giving - July 6

Living and Giving - July 6

July 6th, 2014 by Staff Report in Life Entertainment

Gallery: From across the nation, people gave to Fallen Five's families

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'Press Out Domestic Violence' does heavy lifting for Partnership

What: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System recently partnered for the ninth annual "Press Out Domestic Violence," a weight-lifting fundraiser sponsored by the Transition Year Residency Program. Over 100 staff members and UTCOMC residents joined the weight-lifting competition.

Benefits: Raised $2,000 for Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.


• Most Weight Overall, Male Division: Colton Duncan, Lift team-435 pounds

• Most Weight Overall, Female Division: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman, General surgery resident-145 pounds

• Most Weight for Residents, Male Division: Dr. Jacob Seales, Orthopedic surgery resident-385 pounds

• Most Weight for Residents, Female Division: Dr. Elizabeth Hartman, General surgery resident-145 pounds

• Most Overall Weight by Department: Emergency Medicine-6,855 pounds.

Dragon Boat Festival raises over $200,000 for Children's Hospital

What: Forty community and corporate teams raced 41-foot-long Chinese dragon boats on Lake Chickamauga during the eighth annual Dragon Boat Festival.

Benefits: Children's Hospital Foundation, which supports medical services for T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

Overall winners: Team POPP Orthodontics, gold medal; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's Liquid Awesome, silver medal; CBL & Associates Properties' Motley Crew, bronze medal.

Division Champions:

• Business: PlayCore's Big Kids with Sticks

• Children's Hospital: Row Baby Row

• Community: CBL Motley Crew

• Financial: Northwest Georgia Bank's Northwest Navigators

• Medical Health Services: Team POPP Orthodontics

• Nonprofits: Covenant College Scots

Donations support local nonprofits

Home Builders Association donates to Red Cross

What: The Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga made a donation of $5,000 to the Chattanooga chapter of American Red Cross, which was raised through proceeds from its 2014 Tri-State Home Show.

Publix supports United Way

What: Representatives of Publix grocery presented a $69,400 check to United Way of Greater Chattanooga for its workplace contribution to United Way's local Community Campaign. Publix also contributed more than $9,000 in school supplies to United Way's fourth annual Stuff the Bus Campaign. The school supplies help stock the Hamilton County PTA's Teacher Supply Depot, which allows Hamilton County teachers to "shop" for free supplies for their classrooms. The grocery chain was recently honored by United Way Worldwide as an Outstanding Strategic Partner for its long-term commitment to United Way's focus on early childhood education.