Cos Cob resident honors 2012 Burke Award winners

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Burke Medical Research Institute and their boards honored Lauren Manning, Ron Cohen, M.D., and David Carmel with the 2012 Burke Award on June 7.

“It is so inspiring to see how each of our honorees have made such significant contributions,” said Cos Cob resident and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board Chairman Don Foley. “It is our hope that these stories of triumph continue for many years to come.”

The Burke Award is the highest honor bestowed by Burke and its board of directors. It is presented to individuals or groups who have demonstrated strength in overcoming a disability, those whose efforts have contributed to helping people with disability gain independence, those who have made significant contributions to science that led to a better understanding of physical disability or for those who have made contributions to the development of rehabilitation.

The Burke Award dinner and reception not only serves to honor those who made a great impact on rehabilitation, but is also the largest fund-raising event for the Burke Rehabilitation Center in Westchester.

Ms. Manning is a 9/11 survivor who completed her rehabilitation at Burke after suffering catastrophic burns on more than 80 percent of her body during the Sept. 11 attacks. The story of her battle for survival has been chronicled in the media by Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, among others, and in her New York Times bestselling memoir, Unmeasured Strength.

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