"When a heart calls, an angel will answer."
The Goldman Angel Award is presented for outstanding
achievement in the struggle against catastrophic disease.
Recipients have provided inspiration and demonstrated
innovation in a variety of arenas, frequently in meaningful
collaboration with the Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships. The
Goldman Angel may be bestowed upon a groundbreaking physician
or scientist, a tireless patient advocate or outstanding
journalist, a leading statesman or politician, or an
individual who leads through the example of his or her
golden figure of an angel (pictured above left), the new design recently created
especially for the Goldman Angel Award, is a treasured work of art. George
and Judy Goldman fell in love with the ethereal angels of the
sculptor Mark Ferraz, of Hoselton Sculptures, Palm Coast,
Florida. They asked Mark to create one of his signature angels
to be reproduced only for the recipients of the Goldman Angel.
The angel that Mark fashioned evokes a timeless and
otherworldly feeling of power and serene presence.
The Goldman Angel Award will use this design for all
recipients after April 1, 2004.
|A Goldman Angel has been presented to the following
In recognition of your lifetime
of extraordinary achievements that continually save lives.
Henry Heimlich is a visionary. He created the Heimlich
Maneuver that has saved the lives of thousands of choking,
drowning, and asthma victims. He engineered the Heimlich Micro
Trach, which provides rehabilitation of patients with
emphysema, black lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. He
designed an operation that provides a new esophagus (food
swallowing tube) for victims of birth defects and cancer. His
chest drain valve saved thousands of lives in the Vietnam
Philip R. Greipp, M.D.
appreciation of his extraordinary organizational achievement.
Philip Greipp is a true patient's doctor. His compassion,
warmth, and caring are an integral part of his treatment
procedures. He is a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester. The Outstanding Teacher award he received in 1984
was well deserved. His research projects and publications are
abundant and extraordinarily important.
James S. Gordon, M.D.
of his extraordinary achievement on behalf of the people of
Jim Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind-Body
is Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and
Alternative Medicine Policy. His Center is constantly creating
models of healing. It nurtures a community of healers who are
committed to sharing themselves and what they are learning
with people in pain. They are deeply involved in healing all forms of
pain, from that of cancer patients to the pain of Kosovo's
refugees. Through the Center, people are healed and inspired,
in mind, body, and spirit.
M. Durie, M.D. & Susie Novis
of their extraordinary achievements seeking cures and helping
multiple myeloma patients and their families.
Susie Novis and Brian Durie founded the International
Myeloma Foundation in 1990, along with Susie's late husband,
Brian, a multiple myeloma patient. Their first project
established educational seminars designed for patients and
their families. The next created a Myeloma Specialist
Directory, which is an information lifeline for all myeloma
patients. More recently, they began to fund research aimed at
multiple myeloma. Their (800) number hot line has helped the
"myeloma family" become connected to one another.
Susie and Brian have dedicated their lives to the fight
against myeloma and the support of myeloma patients around the
In appreciation for her hard work and
dedication in the battle against multiple myeloma and for the
outstanding services she helps provide to its victims.
January of 1996, Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Kathy founded the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
with her sister, Karen Andrews, to raise awareness and funding
for the disease.
The MMRF is a world leader in
funding myeloma research grants, organizing think tanks on the
most cutting edge areas of research, and educating the myeloma
community. The MMRF provides information to patients and
family members with its symposia, newsletter and website.
Angel Awardee Dr. Lee
Jampol (l) with his wife, Erma Tranter with George and Judy
Goldman (c) and Bobby and Lori Miller, Advisory Board members
In recognition of
your extraordinary achievements
seeking cures for retinal diseases and
caring for patients and their families.
Lee M. Jampol,
MD was born in Flushing, New York. He attended Yale College,
Yale University School of Medicine and did his ophthalmology
training at Yale New Haven Hospital. He has been
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University since
1983. Dr. Jampol's clinical practice and research have been
largely in diseases of the retina and age-related macula
degeneration. Dr. Jampol has played a major role in
supervising clinical trails, particularly in the area of
age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Jampol was a Trustee and
Vice-President of the Association for Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology and is a past president of the Macula Society.
He has been on the Heed Board of Directors since 1989 and has
been president of the Board of Directors since 1999.