Cultural Hero Award

Recognizing those who make the world a better place
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

2016: Courtney Baker

2017: Susan Rutherford, MD

2018: Gerri Duzenack

2019: Kristan Hawkins

2020: Catherine Short

Winner of the 2020 Cultural Hero Award – Catherine Short

Healing the Culture Treasurer and Board Member, Gellert Dornay, presented the 2020 Cultural Hero Award to Catherine Short, the VP of Legal Affairs at Life Legal Defense Foundation at the 12th Annual Stand Up for Life Gala on September 25, 2020.

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