The Junior League of Charlottesville Honors Community Advocate

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

January 17, 2006

The Junior League of Charlottesville has announced the recipient of their 4th Annual Emily Couric Community Advocacy Award.

The $2,000 award is given annually to a non-profit agency in honor of and individual who stands out as a model of community advocacy.

This year's winner, Bruce Murray, was nominated for her work with the Charlottesville Free Clinic.

"We had an excellent applicant pool this year as we do every year, but Bruce seemed to rise to the top due to her energy and enthusiasm for the clinic and she never seems to give up in promoting the rights of the uninsured and helping them to find quality healthcare," said Kristin Wray, the Charlottesville Junior League President-Elect.

As a result of Murray's fundraising, education and recruitment efforts, the Charlottesville Free Clinic now serves 1300 working, uninsured adults and their families.

The award will be presented January 25 at 11:30 a.m. inside the Charlottesville Ice Park.


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