The Not Alone Foundation raised $25,000 during its annual Diamond Awards Charity Gala last month at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center. Honorees were recognized for their contributions in the entertainment, corporate and creative industries at local, state and international levels.
Honorees included: William “Billy” Hasty, Jr., Marguerite Cline, Jerry Cooper, the Rev. Jerry D. Black, Matthew King, Donald R. Hoffman and Ty Pennington. Dionne Warwick was recognized with a lifetime achievement award as well as the key to the City of Canton. She sang several of her top hits, even encouraging the guests to sing along on “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
The Not Alone Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of kidney disease and enhancing the quality of life of sufferers by providing educational and medical resources and financial assistance for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients and their families.