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.
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