Winner of the 2015 Cultural Hero Award - Senator Mike Padden

Healing the Culture co-founders Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, PhD, and Camille Pauley and board member Steve Lovejoy present the 2015 Cultural Hero Award to Senator Mike Padden at the 7th Annual Stand Up For Life Gala & Auction on September 19, 2015. Read more...

Cultural Hero Award:

Every year, an individual is chosen by the Executive Board of Directors of Healing the Culture to receive our very special “Cultural Hero Award.”

This award is given to an individual who has exhibited personal courage in witnessing to the sanctity of life and/or the dignity of the human person in the broader culture. The individual must be pro-life, and may be either living or recently deceased. Preference is given to ordinary persons who do extraordinary things. 

The winner of this award (or his representative, if awarded posthumously) is invited to our annual Gala to receive the award, presented by a member of the Board of Directors.

Past Winners:

2004: Ella Gunderson

2006: Joe Wetzel and Jamie Coonts

2008: John Peyton

2009: Fr. Thomas King

2010: Shane Macaulay, MD

2011: Lt. Col. Diego Wendt

2012: Theresa Deisher, Ph.D.

2013: Carl Landwehr

2014: Joseph Backholm

2015: The Honorable Mike Padden, Washington State Senator