JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, seven of Florida's top nonprofits received awards for their work in improving the health of Florida's uninsured and underserved at The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida's 2009 Sapphire Award ceremony.
The Sapphire Award is Florida's only statewide award that recognizes and promotes organizations that have demonstrated excellence in addressing health disparities within their communities.
Honorees of The 2009 Sapphire Award are:
Winners ($100,000 each)
Ann Storck Center, Fort Lauderdale - residential, preschool, adult day training and life-enrichment services for children and adults who have severe developmental disabilities
The Education Fund - Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative, Miami-Dade County - hands-on approach to addressing childhood obesity by teaching children about healthy foods and nutrition via planting, maintaining and learning about a vegetable garden
Award of Distinction ($75,000)
Comprehensive AIDS Program (CAP) of Palm Beach County -- community outreach, education and linkage to medical care and social services for people at risk for contracting, affected by or living with HIV/AIDS
Honorable Mentions ($25,000 each)
Children's Volunteer Health Network, Santa Rosa Beach -- facilitates free immediate access to medical, dental and mental health care for children via a Health Care Referral Program and Mobile Dental Program
|SOURCE The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida|
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