Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy was awarded the 2019 Performance Health/Massage Therapy Foundation Humanitarian Award last month in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Biofreeze® Professional, Bon Vital'®, Thera°Pearl®, Prossage®, TheraBand®, and Cramer® health and wellness products, and the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) have presented this award in partnership for 11 years.
“It was an extraordinary honor to present Ann Blair with the 2019 Humanitarian award,” said Craig Hall, Director of Sales & Education, Performance Health. “Among all the awards and sponsorships Performance Health supports, this is one of my favorites because through the process we get to hear about yet another individual in our profession who embodies the concept of giving back. And Ann Blair does just that.
“In addition to Ann Blair’s career achievements, she makes our world a better place through her volunteer work with students and championing equality, diversity and inclusion. Thank you, Ann Blair,” concluded Hall.
Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy is Clinical Assistant Professor in the division of Behavioral, Social, and Population Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine Greenville (UofSC SOM Greenville) in the department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Kennedy serves on the Greenville Technical College Massage Therapy Program’s Advisory Board and works with Prisma Health volunteering on committees that involve women in medicine and science as well as the LGBTQ+ Alliance (a committee working to improve experiences of LGBTQ+ patients and team members). She is a faculty mentor for the Student Advocates for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (SADIE) at UofSC SOM Greenville. SADIE is committed to advancing the integration of diversity and inclusion within the medical school’s curriculum; supporting those student organizations with an emphasis on diversity; and fostering an environment for meaningful discussions centered on diversity and inclusion.