SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

May 06, 2010 08:49 ET

Save the Children Honors Senator Richard R. Durbin With Annual Congressional Champion Award

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  The global humanitarian organization Save the Children honored Senator Richard R. Durbin (D-IL) with its "Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award" for 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC on May 5, 2010. The award, presented by Save the Children's Board of Trustees member and former Senate Majority leader, Bill Frist, MD, is bestowed on members of the U.S. Congress who show outstanding leadership, extraordinary commitment and vigorous support for helping children in need around the world. On the eve of Mother's Day, Senator Durbin was recognized for the leading role he played in championing the "Global Child Survival Act of 2009," which seeks to protect the lives of millions of newborns, children and mothers who die each year needlessly from preventable and treatable causes. Save the Children also acknowledged Sen. Durbin's support of key legislative initiatives that address global hunger and other threats to children. Save the Children awards were also presented to Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). 

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