Cowboys Legend Emmitt Smith to speak at 2010 'Champions of Health' awards
Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboys running back and recent National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame inductee, will be the keynote speaker of the 2010 Champions of Health awards, 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and a three-time Super Bowl champion.
Reservations to the Champions of Health awards ceremony and dinner are available for $50 each and may be purchased through Wednesday, Oct. 6 by calling 866-876-4376. Autographed memorabilia will be available for purchase during live and silent auctions on the evening of the event.
Table sponsorships are available and benefit the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides low-income Oklahoma children with free immunizations and basic access to health care. For more information about sponsorships or the awards ceremony and dinner, go to championsofhealth.org.
Champions of Health honors individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Five winners will be recognized, including “Farm to You,” the 2010 Children’s Health Champion and recipient of the Dr. Rodney Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award—the highest honor of the Champions of Health awards.
Other winners include Champion of the Uninsured – Rylyn Meacham Center, Bethany; Champion of Senior Health –RSVP of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; Community Health Champion – Oklahoma Area Health Education Centers at the Center for Rural Health Sciences, OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa; and Corporate Health Champion – OU Physicians, Oklahoma City. Read detailed descriptions of the winners and finalists online at championsofhealth.org.
The Champions of Health awards program is presented by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma State Medical Association.