Doctors Who Cook®



Doctors Who Cook®


Madison, who has a special heart, is stirring up excitement for Doctors Who Cook®!

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Most of us have been touched by someone with heart disease. The Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council (CHPVC) provides a vital and dedicated service to children with special hearts and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Your contributions bring so much hope and light into the lives of families coping with a serious illness. Because of our generous supporters, we can help these families in may ways, such as purchasing a computer for an oxygen-restricted child or fulfilling a child’s last wish to play video games while bedridden before succumbing to congestive heart failure.

DOCTORS WHO COOK® (DWC), our signature fundraiser, enables the Children’s Heart Program Volunteer Council to continue providing family support and education programs for families in crisis. DWC donations have funded surgery therapeutic pillows, the H. Victor Moore Research Grant, the William B. Strong Pediatric Cardiology Lectureship, the William A. Lutin Spirit of the Heart Award patient scholarships, Thanksgiving Day meal at the hospital, Make-A-Wish, Beat by Beat newsletter, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Family Forum, Life Alert bracelets, and many other family support needs.


What’s so special about DWC? Imagine an evening of cocktails, entertainment, dancing, and delectable food with more than 500 guests joining together for an important cause – supporting children with special hearts. Nearly 100 doctors from all over the region donate their time creating and serving their culinary masterpieces for Doctors Who Cook®, a most unique event.

Pediatric Cardiologists and a Cardiothoracic Surgeon join other Doctors and Dentists in cooking up their specialties for Doctors Who Cook, benefitting our children with special hearts.


The late Gloria Johnson, CHPVC charter member and heart mom, suggested Doctors Who Cook® as a possible fundraising event, and the council made this a reality. All funds raised from this fabulous evening go directly to benefit children with heart disease. Since 1996, the CHPVC has hosted this sold out event, enabling the council to provide comfort, care, and service to children with special hearts and their families.

A massive ice carving is a focal centerpiece of this signature event.




Doctors Who Cook® was featured in a 2005 publication of Southern Living magazine (below), and is recognized as one of the best events in Augusta. We are grateful to our dedicated sponsors and the hundreds of doctors for supporting our major fundraiser. We are proud that more than $340,000 has been raised to support children in need and a variety of dedicated CHP programs. We hope you will continue to support this remarkable, nationally-known, American Hospital Association’s HAVE award-winning fundraising event because there are children who need our support more than ever before.