Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) July 10, 2008 -- The John Rex Endowment invites nominations for the fifth annual Hands of Health award. The local healthcare funder established the award to recognize individuals who demonstrate innovation in efforts to improve the health of children and youth in Wake County. The deadline for entries is September 5.
âEvery day, individuals find unique and creative ways to improve the health and well-being of children and youth in our community,â says Kevin Cain, president and CEO of the John Rex Endowment. âThe Hands of Health award is an opportunity to recognize this individual dedication.â
The winner will be announced at the annual Hands of Health program, an invitation-only breakfast to be held October 21. A specially commissioned bronze sculpture by artist Ruth Burink will be presented to the winner, and the John Rex Endowment will make a donation of $10,000 to the winnerâs charity of choice.
Nomination forms and guidelines are available at [http://www.rexendowment.org/about/hoh.html].
Past winners of the award include: Peter Morris, M.D.; Don Rosenblitt, M.D.; Mark Piehl, M.D.; Yo Sobha; Kathy Higgins; and Lillian Berman.
The John Rex Endowment has honored these Hands of Health winners by making donations to the organizations of their choice. These include: the North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation, the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, the Durham Rescue Mission/Good Samaritan Inn, Camp Challenge Diabetes Camp at Camp Oak Hill, Camp Grace at A.E. Finley YMCA, Be Active North Carolina and the Making Magic Alliance.
For more information on the Hands of Health Award, visit [http://www.rexendowment.org/about/hoh.html].