Congratulations Blossom Award recipient Dr. Regina Benjamin
The July 13 function was held at the City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE, where guests gathered to raise funds to help improve the quality of life for uterine fibroids and survivors. The White Dress Project aims to break the "wall of silence on an epidemic too big to ignore," reporting that an estimated 26 million women between the ages of 15 and 50 have uterine fibroids.
"It is an honor to have shared an evening with supporters of such a worthwhile cause," Dr. Lawrence said. "When we all come together for the purpose of advocating and educating the public about important health topics, such as uterine fibroids, we become part of a movement that can do so much more than our individual efforts."
The topic, he added, is incredibly personal and it is equally important not just to educate others, but to support those who, through The White Dress Project, are provided with an opportunity to connect with others on their unique journeys, sharing their experiences and receiving encouragement.
Dr. Benjamin changed the face of history in American medicine, as she has served tirelessly to bring awareness to some of the most foreboding diseases facing Americans today. From the founding, establishing and rebuilding of her own health clinic, the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, to becoming the first African-American woman to be president of the State of Alabama's Medical Society, to being appointed President Barack Obama's U.S. Surgeon General, she has remained dedicated to maintaining access to healthcare for all citizens and leading initiatives to encourage healthier lifestyles for minority and underserved communities.
"I can think of no one more deserving than Dr. Benjamin to be honored as a 2019 Blossom Award recipient," Dr. Lawrence said. "We are proud of the work that she has done on behalf of Americans as the Surgeon General and that she continues to do now that she has left office. She continues to offer support to both our medical staffing company and our nonprofit, LEAP Foundation DC, setting an incredible example to the youth who benefit from our mentorship opportunities. As we each continue to promote the spirit of healthy, vibrant and compassionate communities, we congratulate Dr. Benjamin on this well-deserved award," Dr. Lawrence said.
Driven by a mentality of servant leadership, Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP), LLC, has been providing superior quality healthcare for active duty, veteran and civilian patients since 2007. Dr. Clayton Lawrence, a decorated and respected veteran of the United States Army, saw the need for a company that would operate with a new philosophy to bring forth excellence in the healthcare industry. Staffing medical facilities across the country with physicians, health educators, medical examiners and more, LEAP has been recognized with several awards of excellence and is certified by the Small Business Administration. Winning the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award for 2014 was just the beginning of much-deserved recognition for positive changes in the District of Columbia and across the nation. Dr. Lawrence and LEAP, LLC, were selected as the 2015 Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Person of the Year. In 2016, Dr. Lawrence was honored when he was entered into The Congressional Record for his work in business and civic leadership throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region and abroad. Later that year, he received a White House Letter of Commendation from President Barack Obama for his work with LEAP, LLC. LEAP, LLC's nonprofit partner organization, LEAP Foundation DC, has been building bridges between hope and achievement in the District of Columbia and the surrounding communities since 2009. The group works to address the unmet social and health needs of the area's people and, among other accolades, was recognized in 2014 with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Award. For more information, visit https://www.leap4staffing.com or https://www.leapfoundationdc.org.