On Thursday, June 19 we honored Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize individuals or organizations in the St. Louis Region that contributed the most to the solution of a global humanitarian crisis.
About Shriners Hospital - St. Louis:
Every child, no matter where they live, deserves access to good medical care. This is a core belief of the Shriners Hosptial St. Louis.
Children around the world are suffering and living lives compromised by disabilities which can be treated if only advanced medical care were available to them. Shriners Hospital opens their doors to children from the U.S. and abroad who have nowhere else to turn. These kids are given new life and new hope through the healing hands of the talented physicians, nurses and staff at Shriners Hospital.
Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive; Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis’ Dr. Perry Schoenecker, chief of staff, Theodore D. Dearing, chairman, board of governors; Deepak Kant Vyas, board president, World Affairs Council; Lewis Reed, President, St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Dennis Kelley, potentate, St. Louis Shriners, Dr. Perry Schoenecker, Theodore D. Dearing with the award
Dr. Perry Schoenecker, chief of staff, Shriners Hospitals-St. Louis, accepts the award on behalf of the physicians and nurses
Event room at the Four Seasons Hotel
St. Louis Shriners Dennis Kelley, potentate, Steve Pieper, administrator
World Affairs Council of St. Louis Executive Director, Robert Fischer
Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive addresses the attendees
Lewis Reed, president, St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Lt. Col. Jaime Torres, USAF retired; Patty La Belle, Lynn Ryan and Ragan Dueker, WAC-STL interns; Jessica Bellomo, WAC-STL Director of Programs; Drew Franklin