Press Release

International Medical Corps Honors Humanitarian Partners at Annual Awards Celebration; Recipients Include BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, Wells Fargo, Capital Guardian Trust’s Andrew Barth, Actress and Activist Sienna Miller

International Medical Corps will pay tribute at its 2011 Annual Awards Celebration to a select group of dedicated supporters who have worked tirelessly to help the organization provide humanitarian relief in the world’s toughest environments.

At this year’s event, to be held Tuesday, November 8 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the honorees are: Andrew Barth, receiving the Humanitarian Award for his extraordinary compassion and inspirational generosity. Actress Sienna Miller, International Medical Corps Global Ambassador, will receive the Global Activist Award for her remarkable commitment to and advocacy for those in greatest need. Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry® smartphone, will be presented with the Global Impact Award for its critical role in International Medical Corps’ emergency response in Haiti.  Wells Fargo will receive the Global Citizen Award for its exceptional philanthropic investments in the global neighborhood. And Dr. Solomon Kebede, International Medical Corps’ Country Director in Darfur, Sudan, will accept the Founder’s Award for his many years of tireless dedication and commitment.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to honor these remarkable individuals and organizations, whose efforts have been critical to our lifesaving work,” said Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO of International Medical Corps. “During a tremendously challenging year that saw dramatic and often devastating change throughout the world, they all stepped forward and enabled us to respond to disaster, conflict, and disease, helping those most vulnerable to heal and rebuild.”
Jarl Mohn, whose Mohn Family Foundation is a long-time supporter of International Medical Corps, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Since its founding in 1984, Los Angeles-based International Medical Corps has delivered more than $1.2 billion in emergency relief and health care services to tens of millions of people in more than 65 countries, including during the Rwandan genocide, the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, and the current famine in East Africa.

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