October 21 Event Celebrates Youth and Honors Those Making a Difference

Released on: October 14, 2008, 12:02 pm

Press Release Author: Cindy Stranad/Articulon

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary:
On October 21, the John Rex Endowment will hold its fifth annual Hands of Health
Award Breakfast. The event celebrates individuals for their innovative
health-related initiatives benefiting youth in Wake County.

Media Contact:
Cindy Stranad

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 14, 2008) - The John Rex Endowment will hold its fifth annual
Hands of Health Award Breakfast on October 21. Celebrating investments in youth, the
event will honor individuals for implementing innovative health-related initiatives
that benefit Wake County's underserved children and youth.

Young people participating in local programs funded by the John Rex Endowment will
present their stories and discuss what the programs mean to them. Highlighted
programs include: Girls on the Run, Planned Parenthood's Teens Taking Action, YWCA's
All the Right Moves and the 4-H Development Program's community-based Mapping Assets

"This event is an opportunity to bring together people who have a mutual interest in
the health and well-being of children and youth in our community," says Kevin Cain,
president and CEO of the John Rex Endowment. "We're looking forward to hearing from
our young participants and learning how their lives are being impacted by these

In addition, the Hands of Health Award will be presented to a leader who is
improving the health of local children and youth. The winner will be honored with a
specially commissioned bronze sculpture, and the John Rex Endowment will donate
$10,000 to the winner's charity of choice.

Past winners of the award include Peter Morris, MD, Don Rosenblitt, MD, Mark Piehl,
MD, Yo Sobha, Kathy Higgins and Liliana Berman. On their behalf, the Endowment has
made donations to the North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation, the Lucy Daniels
Center for Early Childhood, the Durham Rescue Mission/Good Samaritan Inn, Camp
Challenge Diabetes Camp at Camp Oak Hill, Camp Grace at A.E. Finley YMCA, Be Active
North Carolina and the Making Magic Alliance.

The invitation-only event will be held at the Marbles Kids Museum in downtown
Raleigh. For more information on the Hands of Health award, visit:

About The John Rex Endowment:
The John Rex Endowment invests in the development and support of activities,
programs and organizations that improve the health of underserved people in Wake and
surrounding counties. Currently, the Endowment supports visible and measurable
improvements in the health of children and youth by improving access to health
services, by promoting healthy behaviors and by providing opportunities for growth
and development. For more information, visit: www.rexendowment.org.

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Web Site: http://www.rexendowment.org/about/hoh.html

Contact Details: Media Contact:
Cindy Stranad

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