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Dr Richard Carmona receives GWS Social Impact Award

by Jane Kitchen | 20 Oct 2017

Dr Richard Carmona – the 17th surgeon general of the United States and chief of health innovation for wellness destination Canyon Ranch – received the Global Wellness Summit’s Social Impact Award for his commitment to expand access to health and wellness to people around the world.

The award was presented to Dr Carmona by Dilip Barot, founder of Amrit Ocean Resort and Residences in Riviera Beach, Florida.

“The Social Impact Award is close to my heart,” said Barot. “Giving and sharing what we have with others, especially those in need, has been instilled in me from my childhood.”

In an emotional acceptance, Dr Carmona – who received a standing ovation from delegates – said: “I have been inspired to help others by being hungry and homeless as a child. I am humbled, flattered and undeserving of this award, and being part of this team is the best honour I could have received.”

Raised in Harlem, New York, Dr Carmona has used his position on the world stage to advocate for disease prevention and for access to health services for the underserved. He is a member of the board of the Global Wellness Institute and is working on the recently announced Wellness Moonshot, which aims to create a world free of preventable disease.

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Dr Richard Carmona – the 17th surgeon general of the United States and chief of health innovation for wellness destination Canyon Ranch – received the Global Wellness Summit’s Social Impact Award for his commitment to expand access to health and wellness to people around the world. The award was presented to Dr Carmona by Dilip Barot, founder of Amrit Ocean Resort and Residences in Riviera Beach, Florida. “The Social Impact
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Dr Carmona, fourth from left, holds his award, and is pictured with (L-R) Shama Barot, Omer Isvan, Dilip Barot and Susie Ellis
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