New York City– American Legacy Magazine—the magazine of African-American history and culture—and the makers of Bayer Aspirin partner to salute extraordinary individuals at the Tenth Annual American Legacy Multicultural Healthcare Awards to be held on
Wednesday June 23 2010 and sponsored by the Bayer Aspirin brand. “It is with great pride that American Legacy and Bayer continue this partnership for the sixth year in a row in honoring individuals that have taken a personal role in helping eliminate
health disparities for minorities” says founder and publisher Rodney J. Reynolds. This year’s healthcare award recipients are: • Donna M. Mendes M.D. FACS Senior Vascular Surgeon St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons • Olajide Williams M.D. M.S. Associate Director Neurology Columbia University Medical Center Director of Operations Harlem Hospital Stroke Center Prior to the awards reception American Legacy Magazine and Bayer will host the Sixth Annual Healthcare Panel Discussion on The State of Black Health at Gospel Uptown beginning at 4:00 p.m. Our elite panelists include: • Donna M. Mendes M.D. FACS Senior Vascular Surgeon St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons • Olajide Williams M.D. M.S. Associate Director Neurology Columbia University Medical Center Director of Operations Harlem Hospital Stroke Center • Rosa Coppolecchia DO MPH FACP FACPM Sr. Associate Medical Director US Cardio Aspirin Bayer HealthCare LLC • Barbara J. Evans RNC ANP M.Div MPH Adult Nurse Practitioner Harlem Hospital
• Khadijah Matin (Moderator) Associate Director Organizational Learning Lutheran Medical Center New York City The honorees will receive their awards during a special ceremony at the reception. American Legacy magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.05 million readers through black churches educational and cultural institutions. Also available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions American Legacy is published RJR Communications Inc. For more information on American Legacy Magazine visit www.americanlegacymag.com. About Bayer Consumer Care
The Consumer Care division of Bayer HealthCare LLC. is headquartered in Morristown N.J. Bayer’s consumer care division is among the largest marketers of over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements in the world. Some of the most trusted and recognizable brands in the world today come from the Bayer portfolio of products. These include Bayer Aspirin Aleve Alka-Seltzer Plus Bactine Citracal RID Philips’ Milk of Magnesia Midol Alka-Seltzer One A Day Vitamins and Flintstones™ vitamins. Bayer HealthCare a subsidiary of Bayer AG is one of the world’s leading innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health Consumer Care Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide.