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Whitney Young Health's Legacy Event was held on September 19th at Brown’s Revolution Hall in Troy. This annual fundraiser honors members of the community who work to advance our mission of providing quality affordable healthcare to medically under-served residents of the Capital Region. 

This year Whitney Young Health presented Living the Legacy Awards to two individuals whose personal and professional lives have been devoted to advancing social and racial justice in our community. Both Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, and the late Vera P. “Mike” Michelson, lifetime activist and founding member of Whitney Young Health, have been influential in breaking down barriers in the most marginalized communities of the Capital Region.

 “We are honored to recognize the lifetime of achievements of Dr. Alice Green and the legacy of Vera P. “Mike” Michelson. These two extraordinary women have changed the Capital Region for the betterment of all,” said David Shippee, President and CEO of Whitney Young Health. “They both envisioned a society where each and every community member works towards advancing social and racial justice. Their leadership is unmatched, and their crucial work will inspire and benefit generations to come.”

Sponsors of the event included CDPHP, MVP Healthcare, Jaeger & Flynn, NYSDF, M&T Bank, Hugh Johnson Advisors, Omni Development Company, WellCare and the UAlbany Foundation. 

To view more pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook album here.

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