Advocacy Award

The Advocacy Award

World of Children recognizes individuals for their involvement, service, research and leadership in changing the lives of underserved and at-risk children through substantial efforts in public outreach and advocacy. We are grateful for the opportunity to publicly recognize the accomplishments of these individuals the contributions they have made to so many children.

Lysa and Grant Heslov

We are thrilled to announce that Lysa and Grant Heslov will be recognized at our 2019 Hero Awards Benefit with the prestigious Advocacy Award.

10 years ago, Lysa founded Children Mending Hearts, a Los-Angeles based organization that combats bullying and intolerance by inspiring empathy in children through art and service-learning programs.


Previous Recipients

2016 Advocacy Award Mentor, Child Advocate

Erik Coleman

2016 Advocacy Award Fashion Model, Child Advocate

Lily Aldridge Followill

2015 Advocacy Award World Champion Foundation

Steve Weatherford

2014 Advocacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Marlo Thomas

2013 Advocacy Award FEED Projects

Lauren Bush Lauren

2011 Advocacy Award New York Center for Autism

Laura and Harry Slatkin

2010 Advocacy Award The Dan Marino Foundation

Dan and Claire Marino

2009 Advocacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award Journalists, Child Advocates

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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