Contacts 

Charlotte Libov: char@libov.com, Tel. 305-333-8844

Sabrina Cohen: sabrina@sabrinacohenfoundation.org, Tel. 800.535.4101

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

SELF Magazine Honors Sabrina Cohen as a  2012 Recipient of its Annual  

"Women Doing Good" Contest

 

Sabrina Cohen, the woman who runs her stem cell foundation from her wheelchair, is a winner in  SELF magazine's "Women Doing Good" contest and will be honored at a celebrity awards dinner in New York City, where she will receive $10,000 for her nonprofit organization, the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research (SCF).

 

"Receiving this award and gaining national awareness for my foundation is a milestone I have longed to cross since I founded the organization in 2006," said Cohen.

 

Appearing in SELF is particularly meaningful because of the audience she will reach, Cohen also noted.  "As a disabled woman featured in SELF magazine, which has always promoted health, beauty, and happiness, I hope to encourage all women to live an empowered life despite the obstacles they may face everyday," she said.

 

Miami Beach journalist and author Charlotte Libov said she was not surprised her essay nominating Cohen was selected from thousands submitted nationally. "Sabrina's achievements are remarkable, but what is truly amazing is her spirit. Anyone who meets her, comes away forever changed," Libov said.

 

Cohen will travel from her home in Miami Beach to New YorkCity for the Sept. 12 awards dinner,  where she and her fellow nominees, who include celebrity award winners Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, will be honored.

 

She is also featured in the magazine's September edition, which is on stands now.  Published by Cond´┐Ż Nast, Self magazine has a circulation of nearly 1.5 million readers, and is seen by a total audience of more than 5.5 million. The annual "Women Doing Good" contest is part of SELF magazine's endeavor to honor women making a difference in their communities through charitable work.

 

Since her accident at the age of 14, Cohen's mission has been to inspire others. Calling her wheelchair a "vehicle of change," she has reached more than 10,000 children, students and adults through motivational talks and has mentored hundreds of the newly disabled. She has also helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for health-related causes. As a health advocate, she also lectures at medical schools, has lobbied Congress and spoken at the United Nations.

 

Earlier this year, she was named a winner in Examiner.com's inaugural "America inspired" contest and, in 2009, WebMD the Magazine named her a Health Hero.

 

SCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated  to building a global network of top scientists and clinicians in the field of Regenerative Medicine, while simultaneously funding cutting edge research and innovative therapies that will reverse paralysis and effectively treat other impairments of the central nervous system. For more information, visit http://www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org.

 

More information about the  "Women Doing Good" awards can be found at www.self.com.