DR. LUIS V. AMADOR MEDALLION AWARD
The I-I District in 1992-93 created the Luis V. Amador Medallion Award. This award honors the contributions of our Medical Director and allows a Divisional Council to extend special recognition to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service within his or her community. Complete details are available from the District Office.
Created in the 1992-93 Kiwanis year, The Luis V. Amador, M.D. Medallion Award is a program that allows a Divisional Council within the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Kiwanis International to extend special recognition and honor to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding service within his or her community. The recipient of the award is presented a medallion. A contribution is also made in the name of the recipient to an endowment fund with the Spastics Paralysis Research Foundation of the I-I District, the income from which will be used to continuously support the programs of the Foundation.
ABOUT DR. LUIS V. AMADOR
The Amador Medallion Award is named in honor and memory of Dr. Luis V. Amador, the medical director of the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation from its inception in 1952 through 2004. Dr. Amador was Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois-College of Medicine in Chicago and Professor of Clinical Surgery at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. He authored, through a grant from the Spastics Foundation, Brain Tumors in the Young, a definitive book on the subject which the Foundation has circulated worldwide to hospitals with pediatric neurosurgeons. Dr. Amador was also co-author of The Atlas of the Brain, a CD that was produced in conjunction with the I-I District Key Club. Dr. Amador passed away in April 2007. His legacy to the medical research field and his impact on the lives of children will continue to touch the lives of many for years to come.
The Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation is truly considered “our Finest Project” within the I-I District of Kiwanis and this award combines Kiwanis admiration for Dr. Amador with admiration for many other individuals who, through service, inspire us all.
The Luis V. Amador, M.D. Medallion Award is an award program within the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation that allows a Kiwanis Divisional Council, District Board, Key Club and Circle K Boards within the I-I District to extend special recognition and honor to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding service within his or her community. The recipients listed herein have been nominated for recognition and receive a numbered Amador Medallion. A minimum contribution of $500 is made in the name of the recipient to an endowment fund within the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation of the I-I District of Kiwanis, the income from which will be used to continuously support the programs of the Spastic Paralysis Research Foundation.
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