Founders of War Child Canada to Receive Tiffany Mark Award
TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Andrea Hopson, Vice-President, Tiffany & Co.
Canada, has announced that Dr. Samantha Nutt, MD and Dr. Eric Hoskins, MD will
be the recipients of the 2007 Tiffany Mark Award to be presented at a private
cocktail celebration at Tiffany's Toronto Bloor Street store on November 21st.
The Tiffany Mark Award, named after the company's famed Mark watch, honours
men and women who are making their "mark" professionally and in their
community through tireless efforts on behalf of charities and organizations
they care about deeply.
Medical doctors, activists and humanitarians, as Founder and Executive
Director, and President of War Child Canada, respectively, Dr. Nutt and Dr.
Hoskins have been unparalleled leaders in their efforts to provide
humanitarian relief and support to war-affected children and their families,
and in promoting awareness in Canada concerning the rights of children
everywhere. Together and individually they have spearheaded and pioneered
innovative ways to develop and support overseas projects that have benefited
thousands of children in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world.
Dr. Nutt founded War Child Canada in 1999. Today, the organization is active
in ten countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur and the Congo.
Dr. Nutt and Dr. Hoskins have both received the prestigious Top 40 Under
40 award for business leadership and have been awarded numerous Honourary
Doctorates. Dr. Hoskins is a respected advocate, writer and expert on
humanitarian issues and the impact of war on civilians. He was recently made
an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Nutt is a specialist in Maternal and
Child Health in zones of armed conflict, Family Medicine, Public Health and
Women's Health. She is on staff at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science
Centre and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the
Department of Family and Community Medicine.
"The Tiffany Mark Award is about professional achievement and hands-on
support of a charitable organization," Andrea Hopson explains. "Dr. Nutt and
Dr. Hoskins have merged their professional lives and their deeply felt
personal concerns to create War Child Canada, an organization that impacts
children around the world. For their unsurpassed efforts, we are proud to
present the 2007 Tiffany Mark Award to Dr. Samantha Nutt and Dr. Eric
The 2006 Tiffany Mark Award was presented to Rob and Cheryl McEwen for
their work in founding the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine. The first
Tiffany Mark Award was presented to Wayne Gretzky in 2002.
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