Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Pioneering Friends

As always I love to boast about great women doing great things and I'm so lucky to know so many great women :). Well recently I received an email from one of my friends up in Canada. Carolyn, who I've written about many times is still blazing trails! She has recently received a prestigious award for all her efforts in educating women about heart disease here's the email they sent her

Dear Carolyn,

We are delighted to let you know that you have been selected as one of 20 'Our Bodies Ourselves' Women's Health Heroes for 2009. Your work has inspired us all.

OBOS named 20 inductees from seven countries for our inaugural 2009 awards as we sought to find a way to celebrate women's health activism in communities around the world.

With our best wishes & congratulations --

Wendy Brovold
Christine Cupaiuolo
Judy Norsigian
Kiki Zeldes
...for the 'Our Bodies Ourselves' Board of Trustees and staff

'Our Bodies Ourselves' (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC), is a nonprofit, public interest women’s health education, advocacy, and consulting organization. Beginning in 1970 with the publication of the landmark book, 'Our Bodies, Ourselves', OBOS has inspired and championed the women’s health activism movement.

I'm so proud of her! And wanted to share her great news with you all :)

Here's to more women like Carolyn blazing trails and educating people about the importance of women's heart health!
Congrats Carolyn!