On Monday, April 8, Heather Mills will be presented with the Center for International Rehabilitation's Advocacy Award at their Fifth Annual Awards Dinner which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The Center for International Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit organization that develops technologies and programs to help people with disabilities worldwide reach their full potential. It was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Kennedy Smith.
The CIR's Advocacy Award will honor Heather for her commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Heather has raised awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities and has promoted policies and practices that further inclusion. Her work exemplifies the power that individuals and rehabilitation programs have in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
The keynote speaker of the evening will be media mogul, CNN Founder, and Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor of AOL Time Warner, Ted Turner. Mr. Turner will be receiving the CIRís Humanitarian Award.
Work at the CIR has never been timelier. CIR engineering research and educational programs will play a critical role in rebuilding Afghanistan and other areas of the world affected by war and conflict.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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