A woman’s health advocacy group and a children’s issues group both awarded Delegate Donna Christensen accolades this week.
The Tigerlily Foundation, a breast cancer support, education and advocacy organization, presented Christensen with their Transformation Award at its second annual gala Wednesday, according to a statement from Christensen’s office. The gala raises awareness and money to provide services for young women before, during and after breast cancer. Last year’s honoree; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz,, D-Fl, presented the award to Christensen for advocating for women with breast cancer and raising awareness of the disease’s disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities.
Also this week, The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan advocacy organization, recognized Christensen as a “Champion for Children” for her leadership when it comes to protecting America’s children. This “Champion for Children” award is part of the organization’s inaugural campaign to recognize the top 100 Members of Congress who demonstrated extraordinary initiative by spearheading activities such as sponsoring hearings or garnering the support of their colleagues to improve the health and well-being of children. As a recipient of this award, Congresswoman Christensen will be recognized in an advertisement appearing in Politico, a D.C. based political magazine that operates primarily online, but which also has a print edition.