During a lengthy and difficult legislative struggle in 2005, we partnered with a coalition of workers, health-care agencies, churches and attorneys to defeat Senate Bill 984.
This misguided legislation was designed to overhaul our state’s workers compensation laws at the expense of those who make our economy so strong—our workforce. We spearheaded the media relations initiative while contributing to the lobbying strategy.
We’ve worked to help one of the country’s largest homebuilders, Lennar Homes, break into the Triangle’s highly competitive housing market. This is worth mentioning because Lennar is a fine corporate citizen. They are committed to providing quality housing at a reasonable cost.
We’ve partnered with a network of local, state and federal agencies to educate citizens about the important and, sadly, complex enrollment process for our nation’s Medicare prescription plan. This effort has taken us from one end of the state to the other.
We’ve traveled with the Partnership For Prescription Assistance’s “Help Is Here Express,” a 50-state bus tour bringing help to low-income citizens who need support paying for their prescription medications. So far, the program has helped more than 1.6 million Americans.
We’ve helped a statewide association of physicians rewrite North Carolina law to allow more citizens the ability to get
low-cost, potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening from their own doctors — in safe, accredited office settings. After months of hard work, we helped secure legislation in the General Assembly to make this important change possible. Again, we could not have succeeded without effective initiatives in the media, as well as the Legislature.
We’ve worked with Be Active North Carolina, the state’s premier nonprofit devoted to physical activity and wellness, to enhance its statewide profile and reach.We helped Be Active partner with Appalachian State University to add a second headquarters in Western North Carolina.We also helped Be Active with a groundbreaking economic study showing that unhealthy lifestyle choices cost North Carolina’s economy more than $24 billion annually.
Several years ago, we were asked to help launch a new monthly periodical by the foundation of Sir John Templeton, one of the world’s truly pioneering financial gurus. Today that fledgling monthly is called Science & Theology News and is the globe’s leading publication for the study of medicine and religion. We’re pleased to maintain that long relationship.
In late 2005 we were proud to help the Carolina Theatre of Durham hold a Hurricane Katrina relief concert featuring legendary musician Aaron Neville. The event raised more
than $30,000 and 600 new toys for victims of the storm.
G.H. Lawrence & Associates was pleased to donate its services for the event.