Anti-Hunger Leader ProMedica to be Honored at New York Gala
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Washington, DC, December 2, 2013
ProMedica, a Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit healthcare system, will be honored with the 2013 Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award for its leadership in fighting hunger at the 10th Annual Gala to End Hunger, co-hosted by Bread for the World. Veteran journalist Bill Moyers will deliver this year’s keynote address.
“Too many families entered this holiday season with less on their tables than before, due to automatic food stamp cuts that took effect Nov. 1,” said Rev. David Beckmann, President of the Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World. “In light of dangerous cuts Congress is considering that will have tremendous implications for struggling families worldwide, it is an honor to celebrate those individuals and organizations committed to ending hunger.”
Beckmann will join Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, in hosting the gala. As the keynote speaker for the evening, Moyers brings a unique voice and expertise in the field of journalism that are respected by many. Moyers has served as White House Press Secretary, publisher of Newsday, and public commentator.
This annual fundraising gala in New York City serves to garner support for anti-hunger efforts and recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions. Each year, the Alliance to End Hunger honors champions in the fight to end hunger at this special gala co-organized with Bread for the World. This year’s honoree, ProMedica, was established in 1986 and provides diagnostic, medical and surgical services to the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan regions. ProMedica also serves its patients and community through advocacy on issues important to them.
“I’m grateful for ProMedica’s commitment to ending hunger and thankful for the leadership of its President and CEO Randy Oostra in this work,” said Hall. “ProMedica is an example of how the Alliance engages diverse organizations to build the public and political will to end hunger. ProMedica is helping change the conversation around hunger by connecting it to health.”
“This is truly an honor to be recognized by the Alliance, an esteemed national partner that has helped show us how important it is for healthcare organizations to be involved in ending hunger,” Oostra said. “U.S. hunger is a far-reaching problem that is inextricably linked to health and wellness. We believe it needs to be confronted more passionately than ever before from multiple angles, with healthcare organizations, social service agencies and government leaders all working together.”
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