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Inaugural USBC Legacy Award

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On January 24, 2014, the United States Breastfeeding Committee established the Inaugural USBC Legacy Award to honor the lifelong achievement of Drs. Audrey Naylor and Ruth Lawrence. A reception held in coordination with the semi-annual USBC membership meeting celebrated their extraordinary commitment, dedication, and leadership in the field. Dr. Lawrence was accompanied by her daughter to the special reception. Dr. Naylor attended the event via webcam, appointing Kimarie Bugg to accept the award on her behalf.

In addition to the Legacy Award, the USBC also established the Drs. Ruth Lawrence & Audrey Naylor Legacy Scholarship to support attendance at the National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference.

USBC Board Chair Kathie Marinelli with Kimarie Bugg, President & CEO of Reaching Our Sisters
Everywhere (ROSE), who accepted the USBC award on behalf of Dr. Audrey Naylor.

USBC Board Chair Kathie Marinelli, with Dr. Ruth Lawrence,
accepting the USBC award.

Several USBC member organizations also presented a special item to Dr. Naylor and Dr. Lawrence:

On behalf of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Dr. Miriam Labbok presented Recognition of Lifetime Achievement plaques.

Trish MacEnroe presented stained glass reproductions of the Baby-Friendly USA logo, which is original artwork by Pablo Picasso.   

Jeannette Crenshaw and Allison Walsh donned red clown noses in honor of Dr. Naylor and presented Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of Lamaze International.

On behalf of the CDC Breastfeeding Work Group, Larry Grummer-Strawn presented Drs. Lawrence and Naylor with handmade artwork commemorating their decades of pioneering work and multifaceted influences on federal, national, and international public health policy.

Joan Meek and Becky Mannel presented Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Kimberly Updegrove and Pauline Sakamoto presented Certificates of Appreciation on behalf of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.

Brenda Bandy and Debbi Heffern presented an engraved crystal box on behalf of La Leche League USA and a floating glass globe on behalf of La Leche League International.
Karin Cadwell of Healthy Children Project, Inc. presented an acknowledgement of a gift in honor of Drs. Lawrence and Naylor to Save the Children to fund education of girls in Afghanistan.