Most Caring Americans Honored for Their Work in Washington, DC

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Ten of the "Most Caring Americans" will be honored on Friday, November 16 for their contributions to their community. Two teenage sisters from Las Vegas have raised over $500,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Las Vegas, NV, teens named two of the most caring young adults in America. Award winners to be inducted into "Hall of Fame for Caring Americans".

Senator Robert J. Dole, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Val J. Halamandaris, Founder and Executive Director of the Caring Institute announce 18-year-old twins Mollie and Jackie Singer of Las Vegas, NV, as two of the 2007 National Caring Award Young Adult Winners. This honor is bestowed annually upon the most caring youth and most caring adults in America.

"On behalf of our board of trustees, it is a great honor for us to pay tribute to these extraordinary young people who have used their lives for the betterment of others. They are wonderful role models and the very personification of caring," said Senator Dole.

Mollie Singer learned she had diabetes at the age of 4. Since then, Mollie's twin sister Jackie has been watching over her. Diagnosed at a time when no one knew how to handle a diabetic child, they wanted to do something for Mollie and other children like her. The two girls started a club to educate children about the disease and teach them how to watch out for their diabetic friends aptly naming it "Diabetic Angels." To further promote understanding of diabetes, Mollie and Jackie have met with President Bush, lobbied senators and testified before Congress. They have also written the booklet The Road to a Cure and organized walks that have collected over $500,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Singer sisters are talented "singers" as well and broadcast their message as a country music duo.

Mollie, Jackie and four other National Caring Award young adult winners will be honored during an induction ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans on Capitol Hill, located at 320 A Street, N.E. in Washington, D.C. The winners will receive their awards at the official National Caring Awards ceremony the same evening in Washington, DC.

The Caring Institute was founded in 1985 by Val Halamandaris as a result of his first meeting with Mother Teresa. Its mission is to promote the values of caring, integrity and public service.

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