Posted 10/26/2009 - 05:29:27pm by Terry Nagel
Here are some of the highlights of the media coverage of this year’s Purpose Prize winners:
NPR’s Health Blog features Tim Will, who brought broadband to Appalachia and connected rural farmers with restaurants eager for fresh local foods. Other winners mentioned are Don Coyhis of Colorado Springs, Colo., who created a substance abuse program for Native American that incorporates their values, and Connie Siskowski of Boca Raton, Fla., who formed a nonprofit that support children who become caregivers for ailing family members.
The Los Angeles Times spotlights two Californians, Judith Broder and Marcy Adelman. Broder started The Soldier’s Project, a network of health care professionals who provide free, confidential and unlimited therapy to service members and their families. Adelman started Open House. An organization that provides services for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
The Huffington Post tells the story in words and video of Elizabeth and Stephen Alderman, who honored their son (who died during 9/11) by creating a nonprofit that helps heal the psychological wounds of terrorism.
The Philadelphia Inquirer focuses on James Smallwood, a $50,000 winner who turned his own life around after battling drug addiction and now arranges job training for drug addicts and former convicts.
PBS is offering a sneak peak of an upcoming episode on Purpose Prize winners that will appear on the its series Life (Part 2).