Date(s) - 03/22/2019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
This event honors individuals and institutions who exemplify the pioneering spirit of the late DR. MARIE FELTIN, a tireless advocate for disabled and chronically ill patients. Marie was a founder of Boston’s Community Medical Group, East Boston Health Center’s Home Care Program and the Urban Medical Group, neighborhood healthcare services that focused on encouraging patients to become actively involved in their care as a critical means to bettering their health. Marie was always available for her patients and was a modern day pioneer in providing medical care to society’s most neglected and vulnerable populations. The ceremony is held in support of BCIL, and as a tribute to Marie’s legacy, which epitomizes BCIL’s mission of empowering individuals with disabilities to take control of their lives and live independently. BCIL promotes the CIVIL RIGHTS of all people with disabilities and our ENERGIZED ADVOCACY and SERVICES support and help create EQUAL ACCESS to healthcare, affordable housing, accessible transportation, and ADA compliance for thousands of Greater Boston residents each year, leading many to jobs, an education, and SELF-SUFFICIENCY for themselves and their families.
The 2019 BCIL Marie Feltin Award winners are:
Catherine Hardaway – Dedicated Social Justice Advocate, Champion of Elder Rights, Supporter of Youth, Families,
People with Disabilities and Business Diversity, a Builder of an Inclusive Society Brick by Brick
Nancy Lorenz – Leader in Health Care Justice, Stalwart Advocate for Disability Rights, Spirited
Defender of Consumer-Controlled PCA Services
John Ruiz – Empowered 36-year Survivor of the AIDS Epidemic Using Lived Experience to Empower Marginalized Individuals to Take Control of Their Health and Well-Being, Supporting Consumer Voice and the Fight Against Stigma
For ticket and sponsorship information contact Susan Smith, Development and Special Projects Manager at email@example.com or 617-338-6665.