The celebration will honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the field of cardiology and advancement in health equity by eliminating cardiovascular disease disparities in the delivery of healthcare to the community
(PRWEB) September 30, 2015
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) announce the 6th Annual “Spirit of the Heart” Awards Dinner on October 3rd at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 E. 42nd Street- NY, NY 10017) - 7pm (Media Hour - 6-7pm). The annual celebration will honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the field of cardiology and advancement in health equity by eliminating cardiovascular disease disparities in the delivery of healthcare to the community. Celebrity Screen Actor, and American Heart Association Spokesperson, Lamman Rucker will emcee the prestigious event chaired by Edward Lewis, Publisher and Co-Founder of Essence Magazine. Performances by Vocalist Avery Wilson; NBC The Voice Alum and recently signed artist by Mega Producer Clive Davis. Notable industry leaders, patient advocates, celebrities and allied healthcare professionals are confirmed to attend.
“The Association of Black Cardiologists is an integral forerunner in providing information and education about cardiovascular disease especially for those at higher risk. I'm excited to host ABC's fundraiser in New York this year where amongst the most affluent are those communities with great need and who have more comorbidities from heart disease. I'm hopeful that the mission of ABC will be well supported as we honor those who are visionaries, leaders and contributors when it comes to combatting heart disease. “ says Dr. Icilma V. Fergus, President of The Association of Black Cardiologists
The annual awards dinner serves as a celebration of life with proceeds supporting ABC’s “Spirit of the Heart” community outreach; providing resources and activities for heart disease prevention. Ongoing education of underrepresented minorities in the field of cardiology will also be supported through an annual ABC fellowship award.
Award recipients include: Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres; Nuclear Cardiologist; Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Office of Community and Public Health; Professor of Cardiology & Population Health - Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine (Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Health Promotion Award); Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe; Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Director, Division of Health and Behavior; Director, Center for Healthful Behavior Change - NYU Global Institute of Public Health (Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Science Award); Dr. N. Anthony Coles; Chairman and CEO of Yumanity Therapeutics (ABC BioPharma Leadership Award); Novartis (ABC Spirit of the Heart Health Equity Award); Aetna Foundation (ABC Spirit of the Heart Health Promotion Award); Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (ABC Spirit of the Heart Award)
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), founded in 1974, has taken a leadership role in promoting the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease including stroke in blacks and other minorities and achieving health equity for all through the elimination of disparities in all people of color. ABC represents an international membership of 1,500 health professionals, community lay members, corporate and institutional members dedicated to this cause.
For information on the “Spirit of Heart” Awards and the Association of Black Cardiologists, visit http://www.abcardio.org
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