International Medical Corps will hold its 2012 Annual Awards Celebration to honor dedicated supporters who have helped the organization deliver humanitarian relief to communities devastated by conflict or disaster. Pro Player Insiders recently partnered with International Medical Corps to increase awareness and provide additional support to health care and training programs that benefit underserved communities around the world. They will be attending the event along side many NFL players and their wives (Randy and Gussie Fuller, Jay and Amy Novacek, Andre Reed, Mazio and April Royster, Marvin and Karla Smith and Orlando and Susy Ruff).
GE will accept the Global Citizen Award for its longstanding, generous support of International Medical Corps’ work. GE’s support has enabled International Medical Corps to provide lifesaving services, training, and equipment to communities in Darfur, Chad, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen by providing medical care to those most in need. This award will be accepted by Bob Corcoran, President & Chairman of GE Foundation.
As part of a special presentation with LIONSGATE, Ewan McGregor will present the Courage Award to J.A. Bayona, director of The Impossible. Based on a true story, the film, starring McGregor and Naomi Watts, portrays one family’s struggle to survive the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Bayona powerfully depicts one of the worst natural disasters of recent times, and the immense physical and emotional impact it had on people’s lives.
Elizabeth Manga, an International Medical Corps health worker in Sierra Leone, will receive the Founder’s Award for her inspirational dedication and compassion in carrying out the organization’s mission, in the midst of conflict in her country.
International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy Aossey, who marks 25 years of service, will accept the Special Leadership Award for her unwavering dedication and fierce commitment to helping the hardest-hit communities around the world. Since joining the organization as its start-up CEO in 1986, she has transformed International Medical Corps from a small humanitarian nonprofit with a handful of employees, into a world leader in medical crisis response and recovery, delivering more than $1.3 billion of health services and training to tens of millions of people in nearly 70 countries.
Jarl Mohn, a dedicated and long-time supporter of International Medical Corps, will return as Master of Ceremonies.