Sept. 26, 2011
-- Embraced announced today that the organization was a recent recipient of a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council.
Embraced was honored at the Aug. 15 meeting. The proclamation was presented by Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, who highlighted the work Embraced has done to ensure that all people have access to quality orthopedic and prosthetic medical equipment.
“I am pleased to be a part of recognizing Embraced,” said Councilman Hall, who represents District 2 in Atlanta, GA. “Lauren O’Brien and Embraced have established a not-for-profit organization with a clear mission and capacity for doing great things within the local community and internationally.”
In the proclamation, Embraced was recognized for establishing a sophisticated local and global distribution network for orthopaedic and prosthetic medical equipment and for being a model of sustainability and medical equity. During the Council presentation ceremony, Hall took the opportunity to invite his colleagues to join him for the upcoming Battle of the Burgers event to be held on October 1, 2011 at John Howell Park. Hall will be a judge for the contest.
Battle of the Burgers is a fundraising event benefiting Embraced where 25 restaurants will be coming together to support Embraced and show off their burger making skills in hopes of winning bragging rights for the “Best Burger” in Atlanta.
Embraced is a 501(c)3 organization based in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 2009 by Lauren O'Brien, the mission of Embraced is to ensure that all people have access to quality orthopedic and prosthetic medical equipment that can improve the quality of their lives. The organization collects gently used equipment and distributes it to those in need. For more information, visit www.embracedatlanta.com or www.battleoftheburgers.com.