Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My daughter won the 2009 Blue Cross Angel Award

I'm very proud and excited to announce that my daughter, Betsey, just recently found out she won the Blue Cross Angel Award for her work with the APIL Program. She started the Ascension Parish Inclusive League through Ascension Parish Recreation and the program is being used as a pilot program for other parishes in Louisiana.

Here is some information on the award:

For outstanding volunteer service on behalf of Louisiana’s children, Betsey Baldwin was named one of 2009 winners of the Angel Award®. The Angel Award is a program sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation that honors people who positively impact the lives of Louisiana's children. She was one of eight people chosen as a statewide honoree of the Angel Award® out of more than 60 nominations.

A committee of past recipients of the Angel Award, now in its 15th year, considered 62 nominations from throughout the state before selecting our eight honorees: Betsey Baldwin of Gonzales, Vicki Ellis of Baton Rouge, Jill Rigby Garner of Baton Rouge, Lynn Hobbs-Green of New Orleans, Janet Leslie of Maurepas, Jean McManus of Eunice, Minh Nguyen of New Orleans, and Phillip Thomas of Monroe.

Blue Cross will recognize each of this year's honorees at a gala this fall at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on LSU’s Campus, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, BR, 70808.

· In an effort to promote diversity and inclusion, Betsey Baldwin of Gonzales founded the Ascension Parish Inclusion League, an outlet for children with and without disabilities to enjoy recreational activities together. The Inclusion League enhances self-esteem and promotes acceptance, understanding and friendship by creating an atmosphere that values diversity.

Betsey has such compassion for these children and works well with them. This program has been a blessing to all who have been a part of it.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Congrats to Betsy!!!