You’re invited! PSR-LA Annual Gala Dinner September 9, 2012

PSR-LA is excited to announce the return of our much acclaimed Annual Gala Dinner!

Heroes for Health: PSR-LA’s 2012 Gala Dinner
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Grand Trianon Room, Wilshire Wing
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Valet parking $16 or city parking.
Click here for directions
Reception: 6 pm
Dinner and Program: 7 pm
Cocktail attire

Sponsor, RSVP, or purchase a congratulatory ad in the tribute book.

This year’s dinner is dedicated to the memory of Lester Breslow MD, MPH, E. Richard Brown MPH, and Leonard Fisher MD. We are proud to announce our 2012 honorees:

Richard Jackson MD, MPHSocially Responsible Medicine Award
Dr. Jackson, Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA and PSR-LA Board Member, is a renowned health expert who helped establish the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program and has impacted both state and national laws to reduce risks from pesticides, especially to farm workers and to children.  He is also the host of a new public television series: “Designing Healthy Communities”. Read more about Dr. Jackson on UCLA’s faculty profile.

Tony Iton, MD, JD, MPHFounders Award
Dr. Iton, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment, has created innovative programs to eliminate health disparities by tackling the root causes of poor health that limit quality of life and lifespan in many of California’s low-income communities. Read more about Dr. Iton at the California Endowment’s profile.

Andrea Hricko MPH and John Froines PhDEnvironmental Health Champion Award
Hricko, professor at the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, is nationally known for her work on inserting health into transportation decision-making. Froines, professor at UCLA School of Public Health, has enhanced the understanding of toxic air contaminants and their impacts on public health. Both have contributed to significant achievements in improving public health at state, national and international levels. Read more about Andrea Hricko at USC’s faculty profile and about Dr. Froines at UCLA’s faculty profile.

Robert Dodge MDPeacemaker Award
Dr. Dodge, family practice physician and PSR-LA Board Member, is a longtime advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament who writes and speaks about the medical consequences of nuclear war and the need for health professionals to become involved in preventing a nuclear disaster. Read more about Dr. Dodge in this Ventura County Reporter profile.

Please help us celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of our honorees and support our organization by becoming a sponsor, attending, or placing a congratulatory message or ad in the tribute book.

Founded on the principle that we must “prevent what we cannot cure,” PSR-LA is committed to reducing threats to public health related to nuclear and environmental toxins. The Los Angeles chapter is the largest in the nation and has played a leading role in national, state, and local education and policy efforts. PSR-LA is needed now more than ever. As physicians and health care professionals, we can address society’s root causes of illness and injury. Funds raised from the 2012 Gala Dinner will help us do just that.

Click here to purchase tickets, place a congratulatory ad in the tribute journal, or sponsor the gala. The deadline for sponsorships to appear in the tribute book is August 30, 2012. If you prefer to mail or fax your response, click here to download a registration form (pdf).

Should you have any questions, please contact Denise Duffield at 213-689-9170 ext. 104 or via e-mail. Stay tuned for more announcements on what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring event!

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