This program presents an award to an outstanding honoree in each of the four categories:
1. Hero researcher or practitioner in the field of Cancer
The hero’s pioneering work has propelled forward cancer research and patient health and treatment.
2. Hero researcher or practitioner in the field of Crohn’s Disease
The hero’s pioneering work has propelled forward Crohn’s disease research and patient health and treatment.
3. Community Hero Award
With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19/Coronovirus pandemic, we want to acknowledge the everyday Healthcare Heroes who are fighting to keep communities safe. This year, we are expanding the Community Hero Award and opening it to all heroes whose efforts, particularly in COVID-19 units and underserved communities, have profoundly impacted the health and well-being of others on a local or global scale. This includes, but is not limited to, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, hospital workers, medical students, and R&D employees working tirelessly to save lives and lead us towards a cure during this time of crisis.
4. Healthcare Hero of Israel
A hero of Israel whose life’s work has resulted in breakthroughs in healthcare research, technology, and treatment.
Nominations for the 2020 Healthcare Heroes Awards are now open. The submission deadline is September 1; winners will be announced in early fall; the ceremony will be held in November, date TBD.
To learn about the winners of the first Healthcare Heroes Awards, please click here.
This Awards program is made possible thanks to generous support from Teva Pharmaceuticals. It is dedicated to the life of Richard S. Egosi.
Mr. Egosi was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Company Secretary for Teva Pharmaceuticals. He was also a member of the Teva Executive Committee and oversaw the legal, compliance, intellectual property, and public policy functions for Teva. His 21-year career with the company made a lasting impact on the organization, his colleagues, and the world.
This international award was developed to honor Mr. Egosi in a manner that reflects and pays tribute to his life, leadership, and legacy. In addition to excellence in one of the four categories, the winning honorees will exhibit the qualities that Mr. Egosi personified and that are the hallmarks of the National Liberty Museum’s heroes, including integrity, empathy, curiosity, creativity, passion, perseverance, innovation, and courage
At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!
Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!
We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.
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We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.