You are cordially invited to
The National Center for Health Research’s
2016 Foremothers and Health Policy Heroes Awards Luncheon
Monday, May 9, 2016 at Noon
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please join us on the Monday after Mother’s Day, at the elegant Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. as we celebrate these inspiring honorees.
Help us honor these amazing 2016 Foremothers, for a lifetime of breaking down barriers and making our lives better:
Judy Woodruff is one of our nation’s foremost journalists. Whether she is co-anchoring the PBS NewsHour or a presidential debate, we can always trust her to ask the right questions to inform and enlighten us. She was one of the few women serving as a White House correspondent during the Carter Administration and has been in the top ranks of journalists ever since – at CBS, NBC, PBS, and CNN. She co-founded the International Women’s Media Foundation to help mentor and encourage other female journalists to succeed worldwide. As the mother of a son with spina bifida, she has also become a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. Her work has improved the lives of millions of Americans.
Elaine Jones has dedicated her life to the Civil Rights Movement. The daughter of a Pullman porter and a schoolteacher, Jones graduated from Howard University in 1965, joined the Peace Corps, and two years later was one of 5 Black students and the only woman enrolled at the University of Virginia Law School. In 1970, she rejected a prominent Wall Street firm, to take a position at the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, where she argued many discrimination cases and represented a black man on death row who had been accused of raping a white woman. The Supreme Court decision on that case abolished the death penalty in 37 states for 12 years. In the years since that early success, she has been an inspiring champion for fairness and equality as the first woman to serve as the President and Director-Counsel of NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund.
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi (invited) is the most powerful woman in Congress and our nation’s first woman Speaker of the House. She was instrumental in passing and protecting the Affordable Care Act, which gives millions of Americans access to quality, affordable health insurance for the first time. Wendell Primus, Leader Pelosi’s Senior Policy Advisor, will accept her award.
Our 2016 Health Policy Heroes are successfully working in Flint, Michigan to change policies that have enormous impact the health of thousands of people.
LeeAnne Walters is the Flint, Mich., stay-at-home mother who was getting nowhere trying to convince state and local officials that there was something seriously wrong with their water. She started investigating the lead levels and possible causes, and contacted Marc Edwards, an environmental engineering professor from Virginia Tech and MacArthur Genius award winner. In 2004, he helped shed light on lead in drinking water in Washington, DC and has spent thousands of dollars of his own money to investigate the lead disaster in Flint’s water supply and elsewhere across the country. Together they contacted the EPA, and Miguel del Toral did all he could to make sure the Flint water would be made safe, despite misinformation from official sources.
We are thrilled to honor these wonderful health policy heroes!
We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to meet these inspiring women and men, previous honorees, and many of D.C.’s other movers and shakers. Lunch is from noon to 1:30, preceded by a 11:30 champagne reception for honorees, patron guests, and sponsors only.
See press release here.
Prices below are valid through Wednesday, May 4.
*Tickets may not be available after the above date.*
Seats are limited and tickets are not available at the door.
Regular lunch tickets are available for a donation of $110 each. Patron Tickets ($175 per ticket) include a champagne reception with honorees at 11:30, priority seating, and a listing in the program. A Patron table for 10 is $1,650. Sponsorships are also available, from $1,200-$10,000.
The National Center for Health Research is the leading national organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of all adults and children. Donations for this event support our Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund helpline.
To reserve a ticket, you may donate online here
. Or, send a check payable to “NCHR,” to 1001 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036.
Be sure to indicate it is for the Awards Luncheon.