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Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson Honored as 'Healthy Hero' by The AMERIGROUP Foundation
Date:9/11/2008

Contributions to Support the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and

West Broad Street YMCA

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation today announced that Savannah, Ga., Mayor Otis Johnson has been honored with its "Healthy Heroes" award. The occasion was celebrated in two ceremonies today at the Savannah City Hall and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

"AMERIGROUP is pleased to honor those who work tirelessly to make a difference in our communities, and Mayor Johnson certainly fits that description," said Dr. Tunde Sotunde, CEO of AMERIGROUP Community Care in Georgia. "In addition, we are pleased to support the work and mission of both the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the West Broad Street YMCA, the worthy organizations which Mayor Johnson has commended."

The AMERIGROUP Foundation Healthy Heroes Award recognizes leaders, teachers, schools or community based organizations who demonstrate leadership by improving the overall well-being of the community, enhancing health-related initiatives, or serving as advocates for the financially vulnerable or disadvantaged in the area of health promotion or related programs.

To commemorate Mayor Johnson's commitment to the community, the AMERIGROUP Foundation will present a $500 contribution to both the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the West Broad Street YMCA.

"The AMERIGROUP Foundation's commitment and many contributions focused on encouraging healthy families and communities have been a great help to the people of Savannah," Mayor Johnson said. "We are all grateful for their support of local organizations like the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and the West Broad Street YMCA that assist and enrich the lives of those in our community."

The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, recently honored as "Georgia's Best New History Museum" by the Georgia Journal, is named in honor of
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