The International Medical Corps recently held their annual awards celebration at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening kicked off with cocktails that led to a dinner presentation to honor key supporters and to acknowledge all of the relief efforts in the past year.
Honorees of the evening included Kaiser Permanente who received the Global Citizen Award; Her Excellency President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received the Global Champion Award; Heidi Murkoff, Author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” received the Humanitarian Award for her work and dedication to empower mothers and help make their pregnancies safer and Aaron Sonah received the Founder’s Award for his dedication to Ebola-affected patients in Liberia.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Jarl Mohn who found a way to balance humor with delivering the important message and point of the evening to raise awareness of the organization’s wonderful work throughout the world. International Medical Corps CEO, Nancy Aossey and Founder, Bob Simon welcomed guests and thanked everyone for their continued support.
In addition to those being honored, Actress, Jamie Chung; Model, Hope Dworaczyk & husband Robert Smith; Lionsgate Co-Chairman, Rob Friedman; Linkin Park Band members Rob Bourdon and Joe Hahn and more all came out to help honor the organization.
Toms Shoes partnered up with The International Medical Corp by encouraging all guests to share photos across all platforms. For every image posted for the event, Toms committed to donating a pair of shoes to children in need.
For over 30 years The International Medical Corps’ mission has stayed consistent in helping to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCoprs.org.
Reporter, Mikeya Summerville