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Awards and Recognition
During 2009, several organizations recognized Johnson & Johnson for its humanitarian, corporate citizenship and social responsibility efforts.
Helen Keller International Humanitarian Award
In May 2009, Helen Keller International (HKI) hosted its fourth annual Spirit of Helen Keller Gala in New York. HKI presented Johnson & Johnson with the 2009 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award. The award recognized the Company’s ongoing humanitarian efforts around the world and leadership in improving global health through programs such as Children Without Worms. The event raised more than $700,000 to support programs and services that prevent blindness and reduce malnutrition around the world.
Committee for Economic Development Corporate Citizenship Award
In October 2009, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) honored Johnson & Johnson with the Distinguished Performance Award for Corporate Citizenship. Each year, the CED recognizes business leaders and companies for their contributions to public policy and the long-term health of the American economy and society.
Stars of Madison Avenue
The Advertising Club honored Johnson & Johnson for its far-reaching social responsibility initiatives. During the 6th Annual Stars of Madison Avenue luncheon held in New York, the club recognized Johnson & Johnson for supporting programs that save and improve the lives of mothers and babies worldwide, including mothers2mothers, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Freedom of Breath/Fountain of Life Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
SOS Children’s Villages Anniversary Award
SOS Children’s Villages presented Johnson & Johnson with the SOS Anniversary Award for its ongoing support of the organization’s work in Africa. SOS Children’s Villages helps children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. The organization is active in more than 132 countries and territories worldwide. SOS Children’s Villages presented the award to Johnson & Johnson during the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration held in October 2009 at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.