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Amerigroup Foundation Presents ‘Champion for Children’ Award to Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Monday, July 15, 2013) –The Amerigroup Foundation presented Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal of Atlanta, with its “Champion for Children” award in honor of her outstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of children. As part of this recognition, the Foundation awarded $2,500 to the Governor’s Office for Children and Families.

“We’re delighted to recognize First Lady Sandra Deal as a true advocate and voice for children in the community,” said Dr. Tunde Sotunde, chief executive officer of Amerigroup Georgia. “The First Lady shares our vision of positively shaping the lives of children in the community by supporting programs that enhance their future.”

First Lady Deal lives “with a servant’s heart” through volunteerism, community involvement and outreach — cherishing her family, the gift of children and the opportunity of giving back to others.

“I am humbled by this recognition. It is my joy to serve the children of our state and to advocate on their behalf. We must protect Georgia’s most precious resource — her children,” said Deal, the wife of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

The award is a part of a national program by the Amerigroup Foundation to recognize outstanding public advocacy efforts by government and community leaders to improve the health and well-being of children across the country.

About the Amerigroup Foundation

The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., and the largest corporation focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods.

About Amerigroup Georgia

Amerigroup Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for over 290,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care management programs and services. Amerigroup Georgia members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. It provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care.

About the Governor’s Office for Children and Families

The Governor’s Office for Children and Families (GOCF) has adopted an integrated approach to programs and services that promote strong families. By providing community funding, educational opportunities and technical assistance, GOCF believes that communities and families will be able to increase their own independence and productivity. Organized into four divisions, Family Violence, Juvenile Justice, Prevention and Family Support and Youth Development, GOCF collectively facilitates the means to empower communities.