Caring Awards Press Release
Mollie and Jackie Singer, proud members of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International, and student attending the Honors College at UNLV, were nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious awards. On October 1, 2007, Senator Robert Dole, Chairman of the Caring Institute, announced that Mollie and Jackie Singer have been selected, as two of only six young people in America to have been chosen, as the 2007 Most Caring Americans and will be inducted into the Most Caring American Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., on November 15th, 2007.
Furthermore, Mollie and Jackie will speak at a Press Conference in Washington the morning of November 16, 2007, followed by a luncheon and will be honored at a Black-tie dinner at the Shorham Hotel Friday Evening.
Previous Winners of the Most Caring American Award Includes:
Maya Angelou, Jane Goodal, Senator George Mitchell, Billy Grham, Mother Teresa, Father Theodore Hesburgh, Patch Adams, M.D., Vincent Peale, Arthur Flemming, Peter Grace, Cal Ripkin Jr., Mattie Stepanek, Paul Newman, Hugh and Ruth Downs, President Jimmy and Mrs. Rosalyn Carter, Mel Blount, Waly Amos.
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 those 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 four. 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 our 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 11:00 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, D.C.
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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