Callen-Lorde Awards to Celebrate LGBT Health and Wellness Trailblazers

At Annual Community Health Awards Event

Monday, November 7, 6 PM to 9 PM Tribeca Rooftop at Three Sixty, 10 Desbrosses St, New York

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-39-59-amNew York, NY- Callen-Lorde Community Health Center announces its upcoming Community Health Awards honoring outstanding leaders in the fields of LGBT health and wellness. The Community Health Awards draws hundreds of Callen-Lorde’s strongest friends and supporters to pay tribute to several dynamic individuals who are making a positive difference. The event includes a cocktail reception, banquet, awards presentation, entertainment, and inspirational speeches.
 
This year’s honorees include: 
 
Robert Garofalo MD, MPH. – Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Garofalo is a clinical expert on LGBT Health as well as in the care of HIV+ adolescents. His advocacy work for transgender and gender non-conforming children and their families has changed the course of many lives.
 
Chris Mosier – Athlete, coach, educator, and the founder of TransAthlete.com, Mosier became the first openly trans person to make the US National Team in 2015 and 2016. Mosier played a key role in helping to change the policies of the International Olympic Committee to allow the participation of transgender athletes.
 
Hon. Gustavo Rivera – Senator Rivera serves as the ranking member of the New York State Senate’s Health Committee where he focuses on addressing issues of health inequity, as well as promoting better nutritional and exercise habits through his initiative, Bronx CAN.  
 
Joy Tomchin – A nationally recognized activist in the LGBTQ, women’s and children’s rights movements, Tomchin’s longtime commitment and leadership on LGBTQ causes has helped raise awareness and shape public perception around issues impacting our communities. 
 
WHAT: Callen-Lorde Community Health Awards
 
WHO: Celebrating Robert Garofalo MD, MPH., Chris Mosier, Hon. Gustavo Rivera, and Joy Tomchin
 
WHEN: Monday, November 7, 2016, 6 PM to 9 PM
 
WHERE: Tribeca Rooftop at Three Sixty, 10 Desbrosses St, New York
 
WHY: To Honor New York trailblazers in the fields of LGBT Health and Wellness.

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