01 Oct NYU-SCPS Bart Lawson Award for Service: Humanitarianism!
Yesterday afternoon, I received a very exciting email.
Myself, along with Uncover Ostomy, was awarded the NYU-SCPS Bart Lawson Award for Service for Humanitarianism!
The Bart Lawson Award was created to encourage social responsibility and recognize members of the NYU alumni community for their accomplishments in the community and the industries they serve. The Humanitarianism category recognizes:
..the extraordinary contributions of an alumnus/a who is committed to the education of others, anywhere in the world, through participation in community service and the alleviation of human suffering.
I am speechless. I literally cannot express into words how proud I am of each and every one of you. Every one of you who has had surgery and spoken out about their bag. Each and every one of you who has helped another facing surgery. Each and every one of you who doesn’t even have an ostomy, but has been supporting the cause. I am proud of you all. And you all are the reason this happened.
The best part? Not only did we win an award for spreading awareness around the world, but we’ve all worked hard enough to make our contributions recognized by a school such as New York University! An ostomy campaign winning an award like this? Absolutely amazing.
Since I will be speaking for UO at an event at Mt. Sinai Hospital on the same day of the awards ceremony, I will be unable to attend in person. I will, however, be Skyping in to receive it, on behalf of us all.
Again, thank you to everyone for making this possible and proving that we are doing something great.