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DJP Update 10-20-2017 1) Hurricanes and Fires 2) 100-mile run by MAG CEO DJP Jr for driving safety campaign

DJP Update 10-20-2017 1) Hurricanes and Fires 2) 100-mile run by MAG CEO DJP Jr for driving safety campaign

1- Thinking of all who were in the path of recent damaging hurricanes and the horrific fires in Napa and surrounding areas.  The psychological effects extend beyond the replacement of damaged property even when loved ones are not harmed.  For those who lost family and friends, our sincerest condolences.  In our area, Hurricane Katrina memories are vivid despite the passage of 12 years. 

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2-  Son Donald J. Palmisano, Jr., J.D., CEO of Medical Association of Georgia, does another 100-mile run Oct 28-29, this time for a driving safety campaign.  Robin and I will be in Arizona for the race with his wife Ana and our grandsons to lend support and take photos!

Distracted driving is an increasing hazard especially with texting and phone handling while driving!

Go to MAG Website site and consider a donation to help the campaign reach its goal.

https://www.mag.org/georgia/Public/News/News_Articles/Support_MAG_s_CEO_as_he_runs_100_miles_to_combat_distracted_driving.aspx

“The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging member physicians and other individuals and corporate sponsors to support MAG Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. with a tax-deductible donation when he participates in the 100-mile ‘Javelina Jundred’ trail run in Arizona on October 28-29 to raise funds for a campaign that the MAG Foundation is developing to reduce distracted driving in the state.”

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, distracted driving is responsible for about 16 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. – which is about 5,000 deaths per year.  

The AAA Foundation also notes that, “Nearly half of all people who say they feel less safe than they did five years ago say distracted driving by other drivers fuels their concerns.”

Palmisano hopes to raise at least $25,000 for the campaign, which is aligned with a patient safety policy that MAG’s House of Delegates passed in 2016.   

Donors will be recognized on MAG’s website, MAG’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and in the fourth quarter edition of the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia

While the list is expected to grow, early campaign sponsors include the MAG Alliance and the Medical Association of Atlanta.

To make a donation using a credit card, click on the link to the right.(DJP note:  Click the PayPal link and then you will have the option of using PalPal OR a credit card). You can also make a donation by mailing a check that is made payable to the ‘MAG Foundation’ to Lori Cassity Murphy at 1849 The Exchange, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30339.

Contact Murphy at lmurphy@mag.org or 678.303.9282 with questions.

Learn more about the End Distracted Drivingcampaign. 

Support MAG’s CEO as he runs 100 miles to combat distracted driving

Goal:  $25,000

Raised so far:  $14,675

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Stay well!

 Donald

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS

Intrepid Resources® 

Donald J Palmisano Consulting

 5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432

Metairie, LA 70006

USA

504-455-5895 office

DJP@intrepidresources.com

http://www.intrepidresources.com/

http://onleadership.us/

(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)

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DJP Update 4-28-2015 Tales of successful endurance challenges

 

1- Follow up on the 100 mile run for the MAG Foundation

The 100 mile run by son DJP Jr, CEO and EVP of Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), was completed successfully. See the previous 3-28-2015 DJP Update re the background of the run:

http://intrepidresources.com/djp_update/?p=1037

MAG’s comments: http://www.mag.org/news/articles/run-promo

And here is DJP Jr just before 100 mile finish line. A friend, Andy Nguyen, recorded his voice and face at approximately 56 seconds into this short video. Most of rest of video dark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvyo5Lf2gpY

And here is DJP Jr crossing finish line sub 24 hours!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30cpZ7RzAsU

DJP Jr’s Latest info to MAG physicians: http://www.mag.org/resources/executive-director

And congrats for more than 35% increase in membership for MAG since 2010!
http://www.mag.org/membership

In these troubling times for membership in state and national organizations, there are lessons to be shared here.

Congratulations!

2- Here is a personal endurance adventure on a raft in the ocean by an AMA employee, Daniel Eller, identified only by name and as a Chicago person in “medical sales”.

Imagine being thrown into the Bermuda Triangle with a raft via a simulated boat accident. Some supplies are in the ocean and have to be retrieved. And one more thing: You meet a woman companion for the first time in the raft. The goal is to make it to land. Live off the sea and try to survive. If overwhelming, then use special phone to call for rescue and you fail the challenge. (Water, water, everywhere, …Nor any drop to drink.” Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

This story was featured this past Sunday on National Geographic TV with the title: Season 1, Episode 4 “To The Bone”
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/the-raft/

There is a second couple in another raft somewhere else in the Bermuda Triangle.

It will be repeated this Sunday evening or you can find it ON DEMAND at the National Geographic Channel.

If you wish to see a small screen version immediately, it is also on YouTube at:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D8HrPM6ByBU

Congratulations, Dan and companion Ceci of the orange raft!

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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE ABILITY TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!
DJP

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Stay well,

Donald
Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS

Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company

5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432

Metairie, LA 70006

USA

504-455-5895 office

DJP@intrepidresources.com

http://www.intrepidresources.com/

http://onleadership.us/

(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)

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This DJP Update goes to over 2300 leaders in Medicine representing all of the State Medical Associations and over 100 Specialty Societies plus some other friends.

You can share it with your members and it has the potential to reach 800,000 physicians.

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DJP Update 3-28-2015 Race Day! THE UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN Today!

DJP Update 3-28-2015 Race Day! THE UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN Today!

A note from Donald Jr, Executive Director/CEO of the Medical Association of Georgia, is below. Trey Reese is an attorney and also will run the race for the Think About It Campaign.

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Dear all:

On behalf of Trey and I, I want to say thank you for the support of the Think About It Campaign. We are en route to the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Race in Raleigh, North Carolina. Trey and I will individually attempt to 100 miles in less than 30 hours.

We want to say thank you as we raised over $40,000 from over 80 donors.

If you want to follow our progress during the race, please follow my Twitter account below (DPalmisanoMAG) or Trey (treyreese). My father will also be using Twitter at DJPNews. My account will be run by my oldest son, so hopefully it will be timely and accurate.

The race begins at 6 am tomorrow. Weather is predicted to be cold.

Again, thank you for the support in the campaign as we will use the money to address the abuse associated with prescription drugs.

Donald
Twitter (DPalmisanoMAG)
LinkedIn (Donald Palmisano, Jr.)

Let’s Stop Prescription Drug Abuse – http://www.mag.org/news/articles/run-promo
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Excerpt from the MAG Foundation:

MAG Foundation President Jack M. Chapman Jr., M.D., applauded ‘Team Think About It,’ stating that, “What started as a simple concept evolved into one of our most successful fundraising events ever – and I am excited to know that we are going to use the money that was raised to purchase Naloxone (which first responders can use to offset the effects of drug overdoses) and prescription drug disposal boxes and to produce a video that will promote good prescribing practices.”

Dr. Chapman also thanked an anonymous donor who accounted for $10,000 of the $40,100 that was raised. He says, “This was an incredible act of selfless generosity – someone who simply wanted to help the people who live in this state.”
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DJP comment: I want to thank all of the folks on the DJP Update who sent in money for this campaign, especially Dr. anonymous on the DJP Update list who called me and wanted his name listed as anonymous for the $1000. That message was forwarded on to DJP Jr.

Follow the progress of DJP Jr and Trey and in the 100 mile run starting at 6:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time in William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC.

TEXT MESSAGE SIGN UP:
http://www.umstead100.org/signup.html

Donald Palmisano Jr race number is 204.

Trey Reese race number is 224.

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Best wishes for a safe race!

Donald

Donald J. Palmisano, MD, JD, FACS
Intrepid Resources® / The Medical Risk Manager Company

5000 West Esplanade Ave., #432

Metairie, LA 70006

USA

504-455-5895 office

DJP@intrepidresources.com

http://www.intrepidresources.com/

http://onleadership.us/

(Author of ON LEADERSHIP (2008, 2011 2nd edition) and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF LEADERSHIP LESSONS (2012 & in bookstores and AMAZON now!)

DJP Updates:  http://djpupdate.us/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJPNEWS

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IntrepidResources/videos Check out the videos.

This DJP Update goes to over 2300 leaders in Medicine representing all of the State Medical Associations and over 100 Specialty Societies plus some other friends.

You can share it with your members and it has the potential to reach 800,000 physicians.

To join the list, send me an email stating “Join DJP Update”

To get off the list, state ” Remove DJP Update” in subject line.

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