Louisville has its red carpet rolled out for Kentucky Derby visitors, who may or may not realize the thousands of compassionate acts that have gone into making the city sparkle.
A record 205,000 acts of compassion and volunteerism took place as part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day Week. That number includes more than 19,000 people who joined the Brightside and Passport Health Plan Spring Community Wide Cleanups, removing litter and debris from neighborhoods, parks and schools.
Nowhere is the need for compassion more pronounced than in the healthcare field. Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation co-sponsors a special program, along with Passport and Insider Louisville, to recognize and honor those who have shown a sincere commitment to compassion in their daily lives. Dozens of people from throughout the city’s health care sector were nominated for awards, and seven were recognized as winners at the Third Annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon at the Frazier History Museum in February. Click here to read more about two of them.