NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A CALL TO MEN™ will honor leaders in the National Football League and National Hockey League working to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against all women and girls at its Envision a World Gala on May 25. Honorees include:
Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President of Football Operations, National Football League – A CALL TO MEN Award for Institutional Change: honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against women and girls at the institutional level.
Mark Herzlich, Linebacker, New York Giants – Next Generation of Manhood Award: honors a man who has embraced and promotes a healthy, respectful manhood, using his platform to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against women and girls.
Jessica Berman, Vice President, Special Projects & Corporate Social Responsibility, National Hockey League – A CALL TO MEN RESPECT Award: recognizes individuals working to promote respect and equality, and implementing programs or partnerships that further those values.
Anna Isaacson, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, National Football League – A CALL TO MEN RESPECT Award: recognizes individuals working to promote respect and equality, and implementing programs or partnerships that further those values.
Ana Oliveira, CEO, New York Women’s Foundation – A CALL TO MEN ENVISIONary Award: pays tribute to women whose vision helps create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. This award is given in honor of all the women who have advanced the movement to prevent violence against women and girls.
The event will be emceed by Jemele Hill, ESPN reporter and host of “His & Hers with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill.”
The gala event, called Envision a World – A Celebration of Advancements in Sports Culture, will highlight A CALL TO MEN’s worldwide effort to educate men on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents violence against women, sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying and many other social ills.
Healthy, respectful manhood is also linked to improved physical health and emotional well-being for men. When boys are told not to cry or feel, there are long-term lasting negative effects on their health and relationships. Research by the Harvard School of Public Health found that those who suppress their emotions are one-third more likely to die prematurely than people who regularly express what they are feeling. Issue of rage, anxiety, depression and unhealthy coping mechanisms can manifest. According to the CDC, the suicide rate is four times higher in men than in women.
|WHEN:||May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Awards Presentation|
|The awards presentation is open to credentialed members of the media. Pre-event registration is required.|
|WHERE:||The Lighthouse, Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011|
|CONTACT:||Anna Marie Johnson Teague, Vice President – Communications, A CALL TO MEN|
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ABOUT A CALL TO MEN™
A CALL TO MEN™ educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many other social ills. A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of masculinity, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. For more information, visit www.acalltomen.org. Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.