Carson Receives Community Hero Award From A & E Network For Her Work
With My House Program
a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School
of Medicine and Director of Project Prevent, Family Links, and My House,
recently received the 2002 Biography Community Hero award, as part of
The Biography Community Heroes Exhibit. The award recognizes the achievements
and contributions to the community by 10 individuals from the Atlanta
area who exemplify inspirational leadership.
Carson received the award
on behalf of her work as founder of My House, an emergency shelter that
provides a home for newborns with special medical problems. My House
is a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of Project
Prevent within the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School
The awards were presented
on Friday, June 7, at Lenox Square. Recipients were recognized for their
contributions in the arts, community service, philanthropy, athletics,
and public service.
Carson said it was an honor
to be recognized for her efforts.
"The award was so unexpected,"
she said. "Receiving recognition like this moves My House into a sphere
and arena where we're recognized not just nationally, but also in our
own community. It shows us that what we're doing makes a difference."
Other notable award recipients
included Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and widow of the
late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Honorable Glenda Hatchett;
Angela Robinson, broadcast journalist; and Dr. David Satcher, former
U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary
Care at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The recent awards ceremony
was part of "The Biography 15 Years Celebration Tour," which visits
10 cities nationwide from mid-April through mid-July and honors a total
of 100 community heroes across the country.