www.ourbodiesourselves Womens Health hero award

May 12, 2009 by  
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I am really excited to share that Hayley Solich 0f Women Can International nominated me for Our Bodies Ourselves Womens Health Hero award. From this I was seleceted as one of 20 inductees for the Award for the  vision of an International Gyn Awareness Day 10 September annually.


Dear Kath,

We are delighted to let you know that you have been selected as one of 20 Our Bodies Ourselves Women’s Health Heroes!  Your work has inspired us all. We would also like to extend our congratulations to Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries (Audience Choice Award), and the Fair Haven (Conn.) Community Health Center Midwifery Group (OBOS selection).

After asking readers, “Who’s your women’s health hero?” OBOS received nearly 100 nominations from 12 countries. We knew we couldn’t designate only two award recipients, so we set out to find a way to honor the number of nominees; spotlight the diversity of their work; and celebrate activism in communities around the world.

We have decided to make the Women’s Health Heroes an annual event, our own small version of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (without the band reunions). Within five years, we will have inducted at least 100 people who have made significant, long-lasting contributions to women’s health. As one of the first OBOS Women’s Health Heroes, we hope you’ll share the news and consider nominating someone next year.

Please respond to this email with your mailing address so that we may send you a certificate celebrating this occasion. With our best wishes & congratulations –

Wendy Brovold, Christine Cupaiuolo, Judy Norsigian,Kiki Zeldes – For the Our Bodies Ourselves Board of Trustees _______________________________________________________


I wish to be able to encourage the other inductees to celebrate the IGADay in their corner of the world so that the message can now reach many global women to bring these issues out into the public arena. This way more funding, research and most of all support can be given to women of the world.

I would also like to thank all those that voted for me and showed their support.  I really appreciate your efforts and also to those that left me so many encouraging messages.  Thank you so much.


Regards Kath Mazzella