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Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation Hosts Raven’s Ball, Announces 2010 Luminary Award Recipients


Anchorage — The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will host the third annual Raven’s Ball April 2, 2010, at the Hotel Captain Cook. The Raven’s Ball has quickly become one of Alaska’s premier black tie events, and this year’s ball will continue a tradition of success that benefits the foundation and its three key initiatives: health care improvements, wellness and prevention, and healthy village environments.

The celebrity guests attending the 2010 Raven’s Ball include U.S. Olympic Snowboardercross Racer Callen Chythlook-Sifsof and athlete/actress Ariel Tweto. Entertainment will be provided by the King Island Dancers, Allison Warden and Marc Brown and The Blues Crew.

One of the evening’s many highlights will be the presentation of the Luminary Awards, which recognize individuals for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation Oversight Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards:

The President’s Award will be presented to Mary Jane Fate, recognized for her support of moving a mammogram machine up and down the river system, her service as a University regent supporting health teaching and research, service as the first woman head of AFN, and service on several national commissions.

The Legacy and Leadership Award will be presented to Mark Gorman, recognized for his many years of work in the Tribal Health Care System at SEARHC. He recently retired after 22 years as the Vice President of Community Health Services.

The Distinguished Provider Award will be presented to Dr. Gregory Marino, recognized for his many years of service at ANMC as a Hematologist and Oncologist, and for the care, service and comfort he provides to patients and families.

The Community Spirit Award will be presented to Audrey Armstrong, recognized for her many years of volunteer service with the ANMC Patient Auxiliary, a program benefiting those served through the mission of ANMC. She retired after 34 years at ANMC as Manager of Auxiliary Patient Services and Director of the ANMC Volunteer Program.

For more information on the 2010 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards, Raven’s Ball sponsorship and table information or the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation, please call us at (907) 729-5652 or visit the new Web site: www.inspiringgoodhealth.org.

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About the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation was created by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to improve medical care, environmental health conditions and community health for all Alaska Native people. For more information, please visit www.inspiringgoodhealth.org.

About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. For more information, please visit www.anthc.org.

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