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DeKalb Medical Wins Vanguard Award

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will honor DeKalb Medical with a CEO's Community Hero award on April 29.

The CEO's Community Hero Awards, hosted by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis in partnership with The Champion Newspaper, celebrates county residents and organizations that have made a big impact in the county through their volunteerism. Among the honorees this year is , which will receive the Vanguard Award for an organization.

The Vanguard Award is given to the organization that best represents the National County Government Month slogan for the year. This year's slogan is Healthy Counties, Healthy Families.

DeKalb Medical has a variety of community outreach programs aimed at keeping the county healthy, including health screenings, talks by physicians, Lunch and Learn and special events for teens and seniors.

The Community Hero Awards ceremony is free and open to the public. It will be held on April 29 at 4 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (980 Briarcliff Road).

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