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“Students Win Caring Award"
by Brian Ahern
UNLV Honors College students Mollie and Jackie Singer have been named two of the winners for the 2007 National Caring Award, an honor given out by the Caring Institute.
The 18-year-old twin sisters started a club to educate children about diabetes after Mollie Singer was diagnosed with the disease. To further promote understanding of diabetes, the sisters have met with President Bush, lobbied senators and testified before the U.S. Congress.
They have also written the booklet "The Road to A Cure” and organized walks that have collected more than $500,00 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Singers will be honored along with four other winners at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring America Nov. 16, in Washington, D.C.
Val Halamandaris founded the Caring Institute in 1985 after meeting Mother Teresa. Its mission is to promote the values of caring, integrity, and public service.