Sunday, February 08, 2009

American Stroke Association Hosts Louisville Power Awards Luncheon

Black History Month — a time to recognize past achievements — is also a good time to focus on one of the greatest threats to African Americans: stroke. On November 6, 2008, the American Stroke Association hosted the Louisville Power Awards Luncheon at Masterson’s Restaurant. The awards presentation and luncheon, hosted by WHAS-TV news anchor Renee Murphy, recognized community leaders and companies for exceptional voluntary service to the campaign.

Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity, and lifestyles of African Americans. It unites African Americans to help make an impact on the high incidence of stoke within the community.

Jesus Saves Ministries founder, Min. Angela Lee Price received the Inspiration Award recognizing ambassadors from various community organizations, businesses, and local churches who have inspired the community to support Power to End Stoke. "I want to thank the American Stroke Association for choosing me to receive this award. After my husband's stroke last May, the Lord placed it upon my heart to alert as many people as I could through radio and the internet about the warning signs and risk factors for stroke. Too many African Americans are dying needlessly from poor eating habits, and lack of exercise, but Jesus said, 'I come that you may have life and have it more abundantly,'" stated Min. Price.

Other honorees included Dr. Adewale Troutman, Legacy Award; Tanika Owens, Outstanding Ambassador Award; Dr. Kerri Remmel, Power Broker Award; Tony Huey, Impact Award; Theresa Byrd, Strategic Alliance Award; and Louisville Defender Newspaper, Strategic Alliance Award. Dr. James M. Gebel, Jr., Medical Director for Jewish Hospital Emergency Stroke Center and St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital Stoke Center was the keynote speaker.
BeBe Winans:

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

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