The Burke Award is conferred upon an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation, either through personal achievements, the development of research or the establishment of programs and facilities to assist individuals with disabilities. It recognizes strength and courage in overcoming the challenge of a disability or a significant contribution to the understanding of physical disability. It remains the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Burke Medical Research Institute.
The leadership of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical Research Institute is pleased to announce that our annual Burke Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.
We will be presenting our prestigious Burke Award to:
The Burke Award Dinner is our premiere fundraiser. The proceeds from this event support the shared goals of the Hospital and Research Institute to provide outstanding rehabilitative care to all patients suffering from disabling illnesses and injuries while simultaneously working to develop new treatments to help countless patients regain their health and rebuild their lives.
The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and the Burke Medical Research Institute would like to thank the following groups for sponsoring the 2013 Burke Award and for their continued support of Burke's mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from a debilitating illness or traumatic injury.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
John and Cathleen McCarthy
New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System
Drs. Karen and Paul Pechman
Ron Cohen, M.D.
Peter J. DeLuca, Esq.
Jennifer & Denton Johnson
Congresswoman Nita Lowey
Laurane S. Magliari