Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The 2011 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award

R.E. Barnes, Chairman of The Heart Foundation presents Lady Camille Barnett the 2010 Golden Heart Award. Photo by: J & J Photograpy

All around The Bahamas persons are gearing up for the holidays. Whilst this is a time many celebrate the birth of Christ, it is also a time gifts are given to some very special persons in our lives. Often times, one would wish that other saw the inner beauty in the persons we give gifts to or wish we could give a gift to. Well, you now have an opportunity to recognize someone special who has given selflessly of themselves, not because they were asked to, but because they desire to see a better life for others.

Each year The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation offers The Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award at the Annual Heart Ball. This award has been presented since 1968. The Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award was initiated by The Heart Foundation to applaud and give recognition to individuals who have selflessly given of themselves to promote human welfare and dignity, thus making life better for their fellow men.

The most recent winners of The Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award include Mary Profilo (Yellow Bird), Dr. Donald Gerace (Gerace Research Centre), and most recently Lady Camille Barnett. Lady Barnett was recognized for her unselfish work with The AIDS Foundation, The Zonta Club and The PACE Foundation. She, like her predecessors, was chosen from a pool of worthy candidates, to be the winners of this award.

As the year 2012 fast approaches, interested persons are invited to submit a nomination, to be accompanied by a letter or statement explaining why the person recommended should receive the award. Nominations are to be submitted to:

The Golden Heart Award Committee
P. O. Box N-8189
Nassau, The Bahamas

Alternatively, submissions can be hand delivered to Grosham Property, Cable Beach. This is the office site for The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation.

The 2011 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award will be presented at the 48th Annual Heart Ball scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012. This event promises to be an evening of elegance, laughter, fun, prizes, and a hearty good time. Additionally, guests can look forward to an exciting cocktail reception, a tasty meal accompanied by fine wines, and lots of prizes and surprises. There will be fabulous table prizes, raffle prizes and auction items.

The Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 13, 2012.

Visit The Sassoon Heart Foundation