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Dr. Sandra Ford

Dr. Sandra Ford is the Founder and Medical Director of Internal Medicine Affiliates, a cutting edge internal medicine clinic in Birmingham, AL whose motto is "We care for people not just disease".  Dr. Ford is a board certified Internist whose special interest is in preventive medicine and healing with nutrition.

Dr. Sandra Ford is the heart of Spirit of Luke Charitable Foundation and A Promise to HELP.  Dr. Ford and her husband, Henry Ford,  have been committed to providing FREE healthcare screenings the first Saturday of each month in the Alabama Black Belt region for 20 years. 


For some, Dr. Ford is the only doctor they see once a year.  Henry and Sandra have made the Black Belt Missions their life's work.

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“A Promise To HELP” is a Birmingham, Alabama based 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare volunteer organization, sponsored by The Spirit of Luke Charitable Foundation, whose goal has been to assist in eliminating healthcare disparities in the under-served, underprivileged, and under-insured populations of the Black Belt region of Alabama since 2003.  


Aided by a mobile medical van, APTH mobilizes a monthly volunteer workforce of doctors, nurses and other healthcare and social services professionals to offer free medical services and counseling to the people of  Alabama Black Belt region.  

APTH partners with local communities, government agencies, corporations and local charitable organizations to provide these services in hopes of proving that people inspiring people with hope, acts of love and compassion will be the catalyst to improving the health and well being of the individuals in Alabama Black Belt.

“A Promise to HELP” is especially grateful because 2023 marked  20 years of providing free medical and counseling services to the people in the Black Belt of Alabama where diabetes is very prevalent in the region, and has had a very debilitating impact on the lives of the individuals with it.  Over the 19 years of service,  “A  Promise to HELP” has had nearly 7,500 volunteers to deliver medical examinations and treatment to more than 6,800 patients, provided approximately 22,500 hot meals, distributed over 17,500 bags of clothes and 3,750 book bags, while offering spiritual counseling and conversion to nearly 3,100 men, women and children.



 Upcoming Mission Dates 

January 13, 2024 - Elba, AL [Coffee County]

Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Reservation, 2950 County Road 377, Elba AL 3623

February 3, 2024  - Midway, AL [Bullock Co.]

Midway Community Senior Center, 166 Railroad St., Midway, AL 36053

March 2, 2024 - Hurtsboro, AL [Russell Co.]

Hurtsboro Senior Center (formerly Russell Elementary School) 733 Railroad St. Hurtsboro, AL 36860

 April 6, 2024 - Union Town, AL [Perry Co.]

Union Town Community Center, 270 Lucian St., Union Town, AL 36786

May 4, 2024 - Selma, AL [Dallas, Co.] 

VFW 299 Kings Bend Rd, Selma, AL 36701

June 1, 2024 - Fort Deposit, AL[Lowndes Co.]

Fork Deposit Army National Guard, Fort Deposit, AL 36032

August 3, 2024  - Gees Bend, AL [Wilcox Co.]

Boykin Nutrition Center, 10431 County Rd. 29, Gees Bend, AL

September 7, 2024 - Camden,  Annual Wilcox County Back to School Rally

Wilcox Central High School, 1310 TL Threadgill Road, Camden, AL 36726

October 5, 2024 - Clio, AL [Barbour, Co.]

Clio City Hall, 3311 Elamville St., Clio AL 36017

November 2, 2024 - Lafayette, AL[Chambers. Co]

Health and Wellness Center 404 9th Ave SW, Lafayette, AL 36862

December 7, 2024  - Vredenburgh Christmas [Toys and books for gifts]

Vredenburgh, 72 Beech Street. Vredenburgh, AL 36848



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