RVA Has a “Secret Millionaire”
(Richmond, Virginia) – In both her business and philanthropic endeavors, Virginia’s Debbie Johnston has long worked to change lives. Now, the entire country will learn about her, as the founder and CEO of Chesterfield-based Care Advantage, Incorporated will be featured on ABC’s hit TV show Secret Millionaire on Sunday, August 18.
Raised on a small farm in rural Virginia, Johnston’s parents scraped together $3,000 to send her to nursing school. In her years as a registered nurse, she realized that there was something missing in patient care – help for the patient after they leave the hospital. She founded Care Advantage in 1988 to fill that need. Today, the company has 17 offices across the commonwealth, employs about 3,000 employees and services over 1,200 clients statewide.
In addition to helping people through her business, Johnston is well known for helping people throughout the community through her involvement in dozens of charities in the Richmond area. It’s that philanthropic spirit that drove her to be a Secret Millionaire. During each episode of the program, America’s most successful business people are followed for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country.
Johnston traveled during 2011 to Richmond, California for her Secret Millionaire experience. The program was delayed multiple times and will be shown for the first time on August 18. During her time in California, Debbie immersed herself in the “other” Richmond community and lived as an undercover volunteer until her big reveal.
For more information on the Secret Millionaire program, visit this link: http://abc.go.com/shows/secret-millionaire
Debbie Johnston is available for interviews before the premier of her episode of Secret Millionaire. Additionally, she will be throwing a viewing party on Sunday evening for employees and friends, and members of the media are invited to that event. To set up an advance interview or to attend the viewing party, call one of the contact numbers at the top of this release.
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