Guest Post: Genetic Alliance winner of Art of Reporting Award
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Genetic Alliance is thrilled to announce John Seng as the winner of the Art of Reporting Award to be presented at the Genetic Alliance 25th Anniversary Annual Conference this summer! The Art of Reporting Award acknowledges a media professional whose reporting contributes to public awareness and understanding about genetic advancements or advocacy organizations and their impact on real people’s lives.
Seng receives this year’s Award in recognition of his work with the Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) on the “Find the Other 150″ campaign. What started as a one-time pro bono service for PRF in 2003 developed into a multi-year partnership to raise awareness of and identify undiagnosed children with Progeria—a rare, rapid-aging disease—around the world. John Seng is founder and president of Spectrum, one of the nation’s top healthcare public relations firms, where he creates innovative campaigns for health and science organizations both large and small. “There is more to his innovation than marketing,” said Sharon Terry, chief executive officer of Genetic Alliance. “John embodies the human dimension of the science and the cause.” The Award will be presented on June 25, 2011, during the Genetic Alliance Annual Conference: 25 Years of Innovation. The conference is part of a year-long 25th anniversary celebration.
For more information about award winners, the Genetic Alliance 25th Anniversary Annual Conference, and how to get involved visit http://www.geneticalliance.org/25anniversary.