Stories of Service: Wallace Green

Congratulations to Wallace Green of Virginia Beach — winner of the 2017 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Senior Volunteer! When Wallace Green realized that the main causes for his kidney failure were a lack of knowledge, his choices in diet, and the type of medications prescribed — he became a one-man champion for the cause of prevention. Wallace coordinates, plans, and participates in health fairs; offers free presentations; and organizes fundraising events. If there is a health event in the community, you can be assured Wallace is there. Last year, he single-handedly provided health education to more than 7,000 veterans and other citizens. Wallace is determined to help others identify kidney disease at the early stage when it is still possible to slow down or stop the progression of this deadly disease. Last year he logged in more than 400 hours spreading his message and traveling more than 2,500 miles at his own expense. A disabled Vietnam veteran and twice a cancer survivor, Wallace encourages everyone to do research and ask questions about their own healthcare. Beyond his health advocacy work, he has also served as LifeNet Health Ambassador, Lions Club member, Lions Medical Eye Bank Advocate, Sickle Cell Association partner, and with the Hampton Roads Gazeti. Wallace’s volunteer service in Hampton Roads is priceless as he works to improve individual and community health.

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