The Gerard Health Foundation announced today that Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America is one of six winners of the 2009-2010 Life Prizes.
Under Kristan’s leadership in 2006, SFLA has more than doubled the number of campus pro-life groups in the US by creating 330 new student pro-life organizations and training more than 5,000 student activists. In addition to training the next generation of pro-life leaders, she has helped to mobilize over 70 pro-life and pro-family leaders in the national Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition to fight government funding of abortion in the health care reform this past year. Kristan is the youngest recipient of this year’s Life Prizes awards.
The Life Prizes awards are granted for achieving significant progress in promoting the sanctity of human Life and working to protect and preserve it.
Ray Ruddy, President of Gerard Health Foundation, congratulated Kristan, “Kristan Hawkins is a pillar of the modern pro-life movement. Her tireless work ethic has helped protect unborn lives. And only God knows how many more will be saved by the new, pro-life generation she has trained and inspired.”
Kristan accepted the award graciously:
“I am humbled to receive this award amidst those trail blazers who have fought for life since even before I was born. Their progress combined with the creativity and energy of America’s youth will achieve an end to abortion in our lifetime.”
The Life Prizes winners were measured by their success in saving lives and selected for best demonstrating their leadership and progress in pro-life achievements. The other five winners for the award are Jeanne Head, the UN Representative for National Right to Life; Terri Schiavo and Hope Network; Reverend Alveda King, Founder of King for America; Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director for National Right to Life; and Marie Smith, Director of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues.
The awards will be given at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2011.
Go to LifePrizes.org for more information!