(ST. LOUIS, MO) The National Children’s Cancer Society (N.C.C.S.) is pleased to announce that actress, director and entertainer Goldie Hawn will be honored with the 2010 Alvin K. Stolze International Humanitarian Award. The award, given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and advocacy on behalf of children and children’s health issues, will be presented to Ms. Hawn at the organization’
“Entertainer Goldie Hawn, through the Hawn Foundation, has been a catalyst in improving the lives of thousands of children by helping them lead smarter, healthier and happier lives,” said Mark Stolze, president and chief executive officer of The National Children’s Cancer Society. “This passion, coupled with her life-long commitment to the belief that laughter is the best medicine, truly embodies the spirit of the Alvin K. Stolze International Humanitarian Award. We are thrilled to be honoring such a dynamic and inspiring creative force with our 2010 award.”
The International Humanitarian Award was established in 1997. It is presented each year at the annual award dinner, the organization’
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• Former U.S. Senator, Bob Dole
• Katie Couric
• Rudolph W. Giuliani
• President and Mrs. George W. Bush
• Queen Noor of Jordan
• Mikhael Gorbachev
• U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond
Several other organizations and individuals will also be honored during the dinner. This includes the presentation of the N.C.C.S. Corporate Philanthropy Award to Scott MacLellan of Morrison Management Specialists. The Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital will receive the N.C.C.S. Legacy Award. The N.C.C.S. Medical Excellence Award will be given to Larry Shapiro, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the school of medicine, Washington University School of Medicine.
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About the National Children’s Cancer Society
Headquartered in St. Louis, MO the mission of The National Children’s Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their families worldwide. The organization serves as a financial, emotional, educational and medical resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the U.S., the N.C.C.S. eases the financial burden that accompanies pediatric cancer, gives crucial support to parents and patients, and addresses the challenges of survivorship through its “Beyond the Cure” program. Globally, the organization distributes life-saving pharmaceutical drugs, medical supplies and equipment to facilities that treat pediatric cancer patients.
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