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     The Doc Griggs Foundation's  mission is to improve the well-being of communities across the country by raising the level of health awareness and creating a wellness culture by working with social organizations, faith-based organizations, city government and health advocacy organizations. The objective is to help our communities - Get Checked. Get Fit. Get Moving!®  Your support will help continue and enhance programs that deliver health education, encourage screenings, regular check-ups along with making healthy choices when eating, and promote the benefits of movement through activities such as walking, running, biking, line dancing, and second lines.


     Like New Orleans, our nation's communities are very diverse. Just as gumbo has multiple ingredients contributing to its unique flavor, multiple cultures contribute to the makeup of our neighborhoods.  Doc Griggs’ approach embraces this and he works with a diverse group of organizations, utilizing a comprehensive and creative approach to engage men, women, and children of all heritages and backgrounds.


    Please join with our efforts to spread the message of health to the City of New Orleans and communities across the globe.  We are more than survivors….we are WELL BEINGS!

Who is “Doc” Griggs

Goals and Objectives

     The Doc Griggs Foundation's health and wellness initiative, “Get Checked. Get Fit. Get Moving!®” is an educational and advocacy program that empowers individuals through information, demonstration and activation.


     As a Health Educator, Doc Griggs is able to utilize his medical knowledge to simplify information and present it in a fun informative manner.  The goal is to provide participants with manageable action items that can make monumental changes in their lives. Through the Doc Griggs Foundation, communities and health awareness organizations across the nation will benefit from the grants given from the fund.

The Doc Griggs is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity as described

in the Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).

     “Doc” Griggs is a medical doctor in New Orleans, LA. He focuses on health and fitness education and is active in the community, as host of a weekly radio program, health columnist and contributor on local television. Dr. Griggs graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Griggs is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and made New Orleans his permanent home after completing medical school.


      Dr. Griggs is active in the New Orleans community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Playworks-Louisiana, Bike Easy and previously, on  the Broadmoor Charter School Board. Dr. Griggs also co-founded and directed the Broadmoor Basketball Association, a basketball program for at-risk youth. He has made it his life’s work to educate the community. Dr. Griggs participates in several community engagement events, activities and speaks on various subjects such as preventative medicine and life skills. Through his platform, “Get Checked, Get Fit, Get Moving,” Dr. Griggs brings fitness and sports medicine awareness to schools, sports organizations and to the public via special events throughout the year.

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