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Community Advocacy Awards

Advocacy | Advocacy Awards 2017

Children's Hospital of Illinois recognizes advocates throughout Central Illinois who are making a difference in the lives of children.

Recognizing Champions for Children!

Do you know an individual, company or organization who goes above and beyond to improve the lives of children? We’d love to hear about them!

Nominate that special person or group for the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Community Advocacy Awards.

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Each year, Community Advocacy Awards are presented in the following categories:

Dr. Mary Schultz Physician Award

Recognizes a physician who has spent his or her career improving the lives of children by providing outstanding medical care.

Bill Houlihan Professional Award

Recognizes a professional who advocates for children through their work, going over and beyond the daily expectations to improve the lives of children.

Christine Zak-Edmonds Volunteer Award

Recognizes those adults who embrace children and their issues, offer their time and talents as a volunteer to improve the lives of children.

Joey Stowell Youth Award

Recognizes a person, 18 years or younger, whose unique accomplishments have improved the quality of life for children and/or teens in central Illinois.

Group Award

Recognizes a company or organization that works continually over time in a variety of ways to improve the lives of children.

All winners will receive an award and will be featured on the Children’s Hospital of Illinois website.  

View Past Winners!