Saturday, October 11, 2008

Louisville Hosts First Annual Power To End Stroke Awards

By: Rogers Gardner, II

Louisville will host the 1st Annual Louisville Power To End Stroke Awards sponsored by the American Stoke Association. The Louisville Power Awards will be held Thursday, November 6th with a Power To End Stroke networking luncheon followed by the Louisville Power Awards hosted by Renee Murphy at Mastersons’ Restaurant. During the Power Luncheon, the acclaimed motivational speaker, Dr. James Gebel, will be the keynote speaker. The Power Awards will conclude with a Power To End Stroke Charge and Pledge.

The awardees for the first annual Power to End Stroke Awards are influential people in the community who are interested in educating those at highest risk about stroke. Ambassadors are key opinion leaders, politicians, celebrities, community and church leaders – these are individuals who can help make a difference. Invited awardees for the November 2008 event include:
Louisville Outstanding PTES Ambassadors
•Tanika Owens: Owner, TNT Fitness
Louisville PTES Power Broker Award
•Dr. Kerri Remmel: Chair of the Department of Neurology and Director of the University of Louisville Stroke Program
Louisville PTES Legacy Award
•Dr. Adewale Troutman: Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness
Louisville PTES Inspiration Award
•Rev. Angela Lee Price: 1350 WLOU on air personality and Founder of Jesus Saves Ministries
Louisville PTES Impact Award
•Kentuckiana CPR
Louisville PTES Strategic Alliance Awards
• Norton’s Healthcare
• Louisville Defender

The Power Awards and Luncheon will be open to other ambassadors who may want to attend. The process for placing reservation will be communicated by mid October. The senior leadership of major African-American organizations, all local African American media outlets, and grassroots organizations will be invited to attend. Louisville PTES ambassadors will be invited to attend and speak as well.
What is the attire for the weekend?
November 6th Power Awards and Networking Luncheon: Business

The registration process will be communicated by mid-October. Reservations can be made up to four days prior to the event; Reservations for each event will be available until maximum capacity for each event is reached.
We encourage each ambassador to bring a guest or a number of guests to share in the excitement of the weekend and to see them be honored.
Who would ambassadors contact if they have questions or want more information?
For more information, please contact Debra Eichenberger at debra.eichenberger@heart.org or Rogers W. Gardner II at rogers.gardner@heart.org or call Debra at 502-371-6023 or Rogers at 502-371-6008.
Call-to-Action:
You are the Power To End Stroke. Call the American Stroke Association at 1-888-4-STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org to:
take the stroke pledge and receive a free Healthy Soul Food Recipes Cookbook,
receive free information about African Americans and stroke, and
find out how you can become a campaign Ambassador and reduce stroke in your community through the Power To End Stroke campaign.

Power To End Stroke is nationally supported by the Bristol Myers-Squibb and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership.

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