Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala

 

May 14, 2015 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C.

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The 19th Annual Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala

Images from the 2014 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids thanks our guests and sponsors for helping make this year's Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala a success!

May 14, 2015 | The Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids invites you to join us at our 19th annual Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala on May 14, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Our gala celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding young people and tobacco control leaders in the United States and worldwide.

We will present the Champion Award, our highest honor, to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in recognition of his unparalleled leadership in the fight against tobacco in New York City, the United States and around the world.

We will also recognize the remarkable accomplishments of youth advocates from throughout the United States. Each year, we honor a national winner, four regional winners and one group winner. Our honorees receive scholarships and program funds to help them continue their work.

The Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala brings together business, philanthropic and government leaders who are committed to winning the fight against tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death. We hope you will join us in celebrating the enormous progress we have made and committing ourselves to ending this terrible epidemic once and for all.

For more information, contact:

developmentinfo@tobaccofreekids.org

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Attention: Louella Haymon
1400 I St., NW. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005

202-296-5469
Fax:  202-296-5427

Champion Award

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies, three-term Mayor of New York City

Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served as mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013. In 1981, he started a small technology company to provide real-time data and analysis to the financial services industry. Bloomberg L.P. has since grown into a global company that has offices in 73 countries, employing 16,000 people and serving 320,000 subscribers.

As mayor and philanthropist, Mr. Bloomberg has been unwavering in his commitment to the fight against tobacco in New York City, the United States and around the world. He has fundamentally transformed tobacco control across the globe and his efforts have helped save the lives of millions of people.

Read the full biography.

Youth Advocates of the Year

Spencer Flanders, Carson City, Nevada
2015 Youth Advocate of the Year

Our Youth Advocates of the Year Awards recognize the remarkable accomplishments of young leaders who are working to make the next generation tobacco-free. Each year, we honor a national winner, four regional winners and one group winner. Our honorees receive scholarships and program funds to help them continue their work.

Learn about the 2015 Youth Advocates of the Year.

Learn more about our previous winners.

Andriy Skipalskyi, Ukraine
Chairman of the Board,
Life Regional Advocacy Center
2015 Winner of the Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence

When Judy Wilkenfeld died on May 24, 2007, the world lost an incomparable advocate of tobacco control. Judy worked tirelessly to reduce tobacco's toll for more than 20 years, first as a public official and then as a leader of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids international efforts. Among her many accomplishments, Judy played an integral role in the development and adoption of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the emergence of the Framework Convention Alliance.

Her expertise and devotion forever changed the world of tobacco control. But Judy's true impact extends far beyond her professional achievements. Judy was unique in the way she respectfully treated colleagues, and in the way she brought them together. Judy touched favorably upon the lives of all who knew her, and served as a role model to many.

In Judy's honor, the Campaign established the Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence, which is given annually to an advocate from a low- or middle-income country who has worked to significantly reduce tobacco use through policy advocacy and exemplifies the traits for which Judy was known.

The Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

In the United States, we advocate at the national, state and local levels for the proven policies that reduce tobacco use and save lives.

Internationally, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids supports governments and non-governmental organizations in promoting and implementing these policies. We are a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, which focuses on low- and middle-income countries where more than 80 percent of tobacco-related deaths will occur in the coming decades.

While we have made enormous progress in the United States, tobacco still kills more than 480,000 Americans every year. The worldwide death toll is six million a year and climbing. With your support, we can win the fight against the world’s leading cause of preventable death.

Created in 1996, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that accepts no government or tobacco industry funding. We rely on contributions from individuals, philanthropic foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations.

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The 19th Annual

Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala

 

May 14, 2015

6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner

The Capital Hilton
1001 16th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

For more information, contact:

developmentinfo@tobaccofreekids.org

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Attention: Louella Haymon
1400 I St., NW. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005

202-296-5469
Fax:  202-296-5427